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hello all; i recently picked up a lovely 1920 commercial. it has "germany" double stamped and a halo surrounding the s/n under the barrel. i checked the archives and note that the pics show the halo around each individual number. the halo on mine surrounds the entire number set. is this the real thing ? regards, --john--
 

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John,

Not a problem. The metallurgic effect which causes halo is not precise, it depends on a number of factors--the hardness of the metal, the depth of the stamping, the configuration of the surface being stamped (among other things which I'm sure I don't know about). the issue is not halo's particular characteristics, but whether or not it is present.

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hi guys; thank you for your quick reply, i appreciate. i checked my other lugers and they all exhibit the halo around the individual numbers that was one reason for my question. i feel assured that this piece is the real skinny. the gun is so perfectly clean that i got suspicious, i talked to olefogey and we felt that this was one for the forum. also the double stamped "germany" is on the rear of the frame,instead of the nose,i assume that this was a normal practice. thanks again, regards, --john--
 

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John,

The GERMANY export stamp is most commonly found on the frame under the serial number, but it can also be found on the frame rails (either side), in the machining in the rear frame "ear", I have seen it on the barrel, receiver top, and in place of the manufacturer's mark on the toggle. I'm sure it found other places as well.

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