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BAVARIAN ISSUED1913 DWM, SERIAL NUMBER 8253d, B.5.A.1.11.: BAYERISCHES, 5 FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT, BATTERIE 1, WAFFE NR. 11

1916 DWM Lugers are reported in the 80 to 2482s serial range and were manufactured with a stock lug and hold open. The later production was manufactured with a relieved sear bar. P08 models are interspersed in the same serial range with LP08s’ during 1916. About 140,000 1916 dated P08s were manufactured. Less than 1 percent were unit marked.


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Figure 1. Left side of 1916 Bavarian issued DWM, serial number 8253d. The serial number placement is exposed (military style). The sear bar is relieved.


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Figure 2. Top of 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d..


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Figure 3. Right side 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d. 1916 dated Lugers have a stock lug and were manufactured with a hold open.


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Figure 4. Right receiver and barrel of 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d, showing acceptance stamps and proofs. The barrel bears an Erfurt style proof.


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Figure 5. Front of frame and bottom of barrel of 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d. Note: the halo around the digits of the barrel serial number and lack of halo on the frame serial number. The barrel serial number is through the blue.


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Figure 6. 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d, details of matched grips.


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Figure 7. Front of 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d, showing its B.5.A.1.11. unit stamp. It signifies: Bayerisches, 5 Feld-Artillerie-Regiment, Batterie 1, Waffe Nr. 11.


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Figure 8. 1916 DWM, serial number 8253d, with its 1916 dated Bavarian manufactured holster.


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Figure 9. Open holster showing details of its tool pouch and magazine pouch.


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Figure 10. Back of holster.


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Figure 11. Holster manufacturing logo and date: N. BURGHARD / PASING / 1916

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