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Hello all
I just wanted to post a few photos of a DWM 1920 dated military S.N. 2403B I picked up recently. It has the E/ArA4 acceptance stamps and proofs on the right receiver, left breech block and a partial stamp on the barrel at abought the 1 0'clock position. The walnut grips are numbered on the iside 03. The magizine is numbered to the pistol, but I think it is questionable because it lacks the "b" suffix and the size , style and location of the numbers look a little odd to me.
Let me know what you think and thanks again.

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Ed, Congratulations! A very nice Luger. And in my opinion, a 1920 manuf. date, rather than a property mark. It is in the Army procurement ser# B suffix range. I have an A suffix, 1921 with 3rd Artillery unit marks. I would tend to agree that the magazine has been re-numbered to match.

You have a keeper. And a not so common variation.In really nice condition. Have you read Jan's post, just previous to yours? It will give you the history of this variation." 1920, 1921 DATED DWM lugers"
Ron
 

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Ed
Thanks for your excellent photographs and presentation of your 1920 dated Luger.

I agree with your comments about its magazine "it is questionable because it lacks the "b" suffix and the size , style and location of the numbers look a little odd to me."
Jan
 

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Ron & Jan
We just got back home from the "Viriginia State Fair" and wanted to thank both of you for your comments on this pistol.
Well time for bed, to much Italian Sausage, Funnel Cake, Ice Cream and soda for the lot of us.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Ron Smith

Ed, Congratulations! A very nice Luger. And in my opinion, a 1920 manuf. date, rather than a property mark. It is in the Army procurement ser# B suffix range. I have an A suffix, 1921 with 3rd Artillery unit marks. I would tend to agree that the magazine has been re-numbered to match.

You have a keeper. And a not so common variation.In really nice condition. Have you read Jan's post, just previous to yours? It will give you the history of this variation." 1920, 1921 DATED DWM lugers"
Ron
Hello Ron
Yes, I did read Mr.Still,s post on the 1920 & 1921 dated pistols. I always try and check his site at least a couple of times every day.
When I saw this one for sale I looked in Weimar & Early Nazi Lugers by Mr.Still and on page 17 there is a Table (1d) which gives approximate estimates on production and whom they were issued to. It appears that there was a total of about 50,000 Dated Alpabet DWM,s produced with 40,000 (80%) going to the police and 10,000 (20%) to the Weimar Army. I think I was lucky to have gotten this one.
As always good luck and thanks again.
 

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Ed R, I just found another unit marked 1921. They are some of the most interesting variations, in my opinion. I probably paid too much for it, but I really like them. And considering that there probably are'nt that many surviving out of the 10,000 issued. They are among the scarcer variations. Talk to you later.
Ron
 
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