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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Afternoon from Georgia all,

am looking forward to posting on this site as i purchased my 1st luger for my collection and have probably contracted "Lugeritis", along with all the other "itis's" i already have: that said

1914 chamber date DWM on toggle in cursive:
Serial# 9679: NO letter suffix

a detailed stripping to clean and get out all the dust bunnies and dirt from storage comfirms all parts matching and inside in the white: grips, small parts, mag base is wood but number is barely legible, nickel body, pin looks like it's never been apart...

Strawing on this baby appears 100%, no color fade or wear observed:

No unit marks observed on front or back of gripstraps, stock lug present, walnut grips have last digits of serial # on both panels, left grip snug fit, right one slightly loose, cartouches in wood on both grips....excellent shape only a little wear on corners from holster wear i presume

Blueing is a subjective thing and very opinionated but in my experience i'd rate it a 95-98% only small area of high spots worn from being in an accompanying holster:

gun was in a 1936 Gebruder Klinge black PO8 holster in remarkably good shape with unmarked takedown too, Holster has Wiemar Eagle and waA 142 waffenamt.......though back belt loops look to have had a possible field repair, resew, looks and smells old......

will have to order our resident experts books but from limited info i have in front of me i have infor that there were only 40,000 of these made in 1914, correct or incorrect???...

2. above the matching serial # on the barrel is a Bo.30 stamped into the metal, 2 small dots above the small case o, what is it and what its meaning????......

TIA, looking to spend time learning new knowledge on this forum,
Regards, Paul..........aka spykid
 
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thanks for the reply,

did alot of research here on the site yesterday, it appears that the Bo code on the barrel is from Bohler Steel,
Am wondering if that is significant or not?????????

Also after looking and comparing the Gothic letters on the right frame area (4 in a row) what is the significance and what does each letter mean????????, mine are X, Q, T,... and then #4 looks like a bird standing on its legs and all 4 symbols have a Crown over them......

am working on the macro part of my digital camera so that i can take and post some pics of this 90 year old piece of history........

TIA, Paul
 

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Hi Paul,
Welcome to the ward. Imperial Lugers by Jan Still estimates a production of approx. 35,000 1914 DWMs. The marks are acceptance and firing proofs. Get some photos posted. I would like to see your Luger.
Congratulations!
Ron
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thank you sir,

working on pictures right now !!!!!!!!!!

hope to post within the next hour or so.........

TIA, Paul
 

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quote:Originally posted by spykid

did alot of research here on the site yesterday, it appears that the Bo code on the barrel is from Bohler Steel,
Am wondering if that is significant or not?????????
Paul
There are several threads on Bohler Steel also, from memory, there are early guns with bohler steel (more common, was done later too I beleive). I do not beleive it would change value much, I think I have one with BO on it.

Ed
 
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Good afternoon,

Iam going to need some guidance on how to post some of the 15 pics i have taken...........

i have already downsized the jpegs to email format so they're in the 60 to 75 kb range.......

how do i post them to this format??????????

TIa, Paul
 
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Afternoon All,

will try to upload these photo's for your viewing pleasure and comments.............


Download Attachment: DWM-9679-3.JPG
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Download Attachment: DWM-9679-13.jpg
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Download Attachment: DWM-9679-1.JPG
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Download Attachment: DWM-9679-2.JPG
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hope this worked and if more pics are wanted, let me know and i'll post more as i took 15 from all angles..........

TIA, Regards, Paul
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Thanks Ed,

have a mechanical question on this pistol.....the toggle hold open on empty magazine won't hold toggle open with mag. empty......

would it be proper to disassemble mag and clean and restretch spring or is this a NO NO and i need to acquire another mag spring for it.....

do you think this pistol is too pristine to run a mag thru it as i have never fired a luger before and would love to find out???????

TIA, Regards, Paul
 

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I saw this 1914 last night, a really nice, original, 1914 DWM, one of the nicer ones I have seen (my 1914 police is almost as nice)...

Ed
 
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Ed,
thanks for the compliments on it ......good to know that i did well on my first one....

Ron, thanks for your compliments also....now to find a pristine correct DWM mag for it as it came with a really nice Erfurt....the search continues !!!!

Regards, Paul
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Dang,

thought you might take a hint and help out a newbie !!!! LOL LOL

oh well, i'll just keep on the hunt.....

oh, BTW, is there a luger mag swap list like we have posted on the other forum Ed ????
 
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