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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to share my Erfurt 1913 L.I. M.G. 50 - Lehr-Infanterie-Regiment, Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffe Nr.50.

I learned from searching that another board member has pistol number 34 from the same unit, link here

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Very fun shooter, and my second unit marked piece from World War One.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum -

It appears your 1913 Erfurt has no stock lug, and given its serial number, the hold open was likely added later (marked by a small proof on the right side of the pistol). 1913 was a very interesting year for Erfurts with four variations seen during the year. Thanks in advance if you can confirm the serial as 8583 (no suffix), and a closeup picture of the right side would also be helpful.

More info here - https://luger.gunboards.com/showthread.php?41354-1913-Erfurt-stock-lug-and-hold-open-transitions

Mark
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum -

It appears your 1913 Erfurt has no stock lug, and given its serial number, the hold open was likely added later (marked by a small proof on the right side of the pistol). 1913 was a very interesting year for Erfurts with four variations seen during the year. Thanks in advance if you can confirm the serial as 8583 (no suffix), and a closeup picture of the right side would also be helpful.

More info here - https://luger.gunboards.com/showthread.php?41354-1913-Erfurt-stock-lug-and-hold-open-transitions

Mark
Hi mark,

I can confirm that 8583 is the serial number, and here is a picture of the right side. Thank you for the information!

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Higher definition/zoom-able version located here.
 

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nice looking Erfurt!! I have a 1912 anomaly Erfurt: it has a stock lug...Bill
 

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The small half-moon at the edge of the frame and above and behind the trigger is where they added the pin for the hold open, it is also marked by a small proof mark. :cool:
 

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Your hold open was definitely an add on at a later date. Note that the grip screws are also marked with the Erfurt stamp. They stopped doing that after 1914 and those screws are very desirable.

The finish on the 1913 Erfurt Lugers was excellent and lack the mill marks found on later years.
 
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