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Two questions. Recently purchased a 1929 Police holster marked L.St.69. The holster also included a tool marked 69. Also the marks on a 1916 DWM, 184.R.5. I do have a number of books but did not find these exact markings and am unsure of their meaning. I appreciate the help. Sorry no photos and the Luger is pitted.
 

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I have three “184 Infanterie-Regiment, Stab” Lugers in the data base, below. As the stamp on your 1916 DWM, 184.R.5., has already been used, it is suggested that the 184 th Regiment armorer stamped company numbers on the Lugers instead of weapons numbers.

What is the relative size of the "184", "R" and "5"? If the "R" is largest, and the "184" and "5" are the same size and smaller than the R", it suggests that the "5" is a company mumber.If the "5" is smaller than the "184" it suggests that it is weapons number. If it is a late war unit stamp and all the markings are the same size there is no way to make a determination.

* 1915 DWM, s/n 6766l : 181.R1. - (181 Infanterie-Regiment , Stab, Waffe Nr. 1)
* 1917 Lange DWM, s/n 8871a : 184.R.5. - (184 Infanterie-Regiment, Stab, Waffe Nr. 5)
* 1917 DWM, s/n unk : 184.R.8. - (184 Infanterie-Regiment, Stab, Waffe Nr. 8)
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Note: there is not a 184th Reserve division.
 

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Dwight and Jan The R is a roman style letter and the numbers and capital letter R are all the same size. The gun came with the capture document dtd. 7-21-45. I hope that helps. I appreciate you gentlemen taking time to answer my questions. David
 
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