I am starting a Dreyse 1907 database and would love to catalog variations, serial numbers, conditions, and any unique marks.
Follow this link for the database: Dreyse Database
So please state the serial number, variation (found here: 1907 Dreyse
*), finish (original, reblued, nickel, etc), grips (wood, horn etc), and any unique markings (Military acceptance, Austrian proofs, Unit markings etc), and any comments such as mismatch, replacement parts etc. Pictures are always welcome! If you do not want to post your info, please PM me and your ID will be confidential. Thanks!
*The article goes in order of 1-9, except I don't count the "Sideplate screw behind trigger no longer extends all the way through to the right side" as a variation, so ignore that when counting.
Currently I have 404 Dreyse's documented.
For approximate dating of your Dreyse, see the following estimates:
Here's the percentage of number of documented variations relative to total documented pieces:
NOTE pistols with "3? 4?" or similar indicate that not enough information was available to make a definitive identification of the variation and are not counted in the following, so percentage is X out of 404 pistols
NOTE pistols marked "2/3" or similar are hybrid variation guns. They show features of both variations listed. Hybrid guns are not calculated either.
1: Approx. 02.35% (9)
2: Approx. 01.31% (5)
3: Approx. 09.40% (36)
4: Approx. 21.41% (82)
5: Approx. 40.21% (154)
6: Approx. 04.18% (16)
7: Approx. 06.27% (24)
8: Approx. 05.22% (20)
9: Approx. 08.09% (31)
NOTE I will continue to update these figures.
MIG= Made in Germany or just "Germany"; MM=Matching Magazine(s); MH=Matching Holster; PM=Police Marked; GMA=German Military Accepted; NF=Non-Factory
Also I must give credit to Don Maus who gave me A LOT (almost triple what I had) of data for the Dreyse's. Thanks Don!
*Due to technical difficulties with the forum, I could not update the data table via this post. Thankfully, EdD was kind enough to put it all into an excel spreadsheet which I will continue to update via the link below. Thank you so much Ed!