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I need some help in identifying a Luger. I think it is a Weimar Police Rework probably but, it is in 7.65 mm cal.

The Luger started as a 1917 dated DWM military serial # 7506 a with crown/g,c/s,c/S and a horizontal c/N.

1. All numbers are matched and in the military style except the barrel.
2. It has the sear safety installed and is drilled and stocks modified for a magazine safety.
3. The barrel is 7.65 cal 3 5/8"? (measures 3 1/8 " to the face of the receiver). With a crown/N proof and the last 3 digits of the serial # 506 stamped ALONG THE AXIS OF THE BARREL and 7.65 stamped in the normal manner. The witness mark is aligned.
4. The receiver lug is stamped with an N and in the bottom of the receiver ahead of the lug looks like a 5/16"+/- flat faced set screw with vary narrow slot, flush finished with the receiver. There are two stamps adjacent to the screw? an S and a 1.
5. It has a square bottom blued fxo, e/37, P.08, drawn magazine with a concave aluminum base with NO markings.

The holster that came with this Luger resembles bulgarian holster. It is black with no tool pocket; the clip pocket is on the side in the normal Luger fashion the back of theholster is double thick leather with one wide (about 1 1/4") loop. There are no markings of any kind on the holster. It closes witha tab and brass button attached in the orientation of a normal buckel tab arrangment with the tab attached to the body of the holster and the button on the flap. The butt of the Luger is exposed under the flap.

I don't have pictures at this time.
 

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Your 1917 dated Imperial Luger was routed to the police during the Weimar or Nazi era. The sear and magazine safety was installed according to Prussian State Police orders dated July 1933. The standard caliber for the German police and military was 9 mm. I would guess that the Lugers barrel was replaced after the end of World War II.

The 5/16"+/- flat faced set screw in the receiver sounds interesting. Is it to hold a 7.65 mm barrel liner? Does its hole extend into the barrel?
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Jan,

I don't know for sure that there is a set screw. When you view it, even thru a hand magnifier, it looks like a cirle with a diaginal through it (like a die stamp of some kind) but when you run your fingernail across it you can feel a slight raised area where the circle encloses it so I think it is a some kind of set screw. The blade slot is extreemly narrow and only a knife blade would fit it. I'm leery of trying to remove it. Sorry I can't be more speciffic. I will try to get a photo of it but I don't think that will help much.

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I tried to get a picture but my cheep digital camera will not focus close enough to get the screw shown. I tried to remove it with a jewlers screwdriver with no sucuss. I have inspected the muzzel with a magnifying glass and do not detect any evidence of a liner. I feel the barrel is complete and originally made in 7.65mm Luger. The set screw is still a mystery.
 

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I tried to get a picture but my cheep digital camera will not focus close enough to get the screw shown. I tried to remove it with a jewlers screwdriver with no sucuss. I have inspected the muzzel with a magnifying glass and do not detect any evidence of a liner. I feel the barrel is complete and originally made in 7.65mm Luger. The set screw is still a mystery.
 
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