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Hello, I’m new in the forum, reading the posts here I already learned a lot about Luger pistols. I’m looking for more information about my Luger 1911 DWM, S/N 8000, all matching numbers but the magazine. It has an R on the outside of the grip and Ritter written on the inside of the grip, (matching to the gun). Any information you might have will be appreciated. Thanks in advance !
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Welcome!

Step one. Please post some pictures for us! Also, make sure there is not a letter under the serial number. The letter is part of the serial number.

See the FAQ for some model pictures and angles as well as some basic information about Lugers that I am sure you will find interesting!
 

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Welcome!

Step one. Please post some pictures for us! Also, make sure there is not a letter under the serial number. The letter is part of the serial number.

See the FAQ for some model pictures and angles as well as some basic information about Lugers that I am sure you will find interesting!
Thank you for welcoming me. Here some pictures, I hope they are not blurry. Thanks again.
 

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Uh oh, looks like the pictures did not attach. I believe that you need to attach/insert the pictures to the post after you upload them (I know, I forget this step often as well).
 

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Uh oh, looks like the pictures did not attach. I believe that you need to attach/insert the pictures to the post after you upload them (I know, I forget this step often as well).
I posted them in the initial post, Could you please check there ? If not, I’ll upload them again. Thanks .
 

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pictures are here - Welcome to the forum

I see a buffed and reblued, 1911 (year made), DWM (manufacturer) that went to army service. The H.P. 55 - is this the one that was for sale recently?
I have a couple of HP mags and have a HP holster
 

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pictures are here - Welcome to the forum

I see a buffed and reblued, 1911 (year made), DWM (manufacturer) that went to army service. The H.P. 55 - is this the one that was for sale recently?
I have a couple of HP mags and have a HP holster
Buffed and reblued, I guess that’s not good, right ? I have 4 magazines for her, none of them matching. Thanks.
 

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Its worth 700-1100 $'s - depending on who is looking, reblued like this is never good (my first luger looks just like yours, and I still have it).
My question on the HP mag was that I saw an HP 55 fairly recently, so wondered if you'd bought it, OR its the 2nd mag floating out there.
 

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Its worth 700-1100 $'s - depending on who is looking, reblued like this is never good (my first luger looks just like yours, and I still have it).
My question on the HP mag was that I saw an HP 55 fairly recently, so wondered if you'd bought it, OR its the 2nd mag floating out there.
Thanks for the information, is there a way to know if this pistol saw action in any of the wars ? I’m fine with the reblued status, surprised but fine, I’m not an expert, just liked the pistol. What do you know about this magazines ? Thanks.
 

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Its worth 700-1100 $'s - depending on who is looking, reblued like this is never good (my first luger looks just like yours, and I still have it).
My question on the HP mag was that I saw an HP 55 fairly recently, so wondered if you'd bought it, OR its the 2nd mag floating out there.
Thanks for the information, is there a way to know if this pistol saw action in any of the wars ? I’m fine with the reblued status, surprised but fine, I’m not an expert, just liked the pistol. What do you know about this magazines ? Thanks.
 

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No, the history does not include individual arms. However, if it is a DWM and 1911 - it was used in pre-WW!, then used in the Weimar period, then into WW2 and then the cold war.
Depends on if / when it made it to the states.

Ref magazines - can you post each one sides and base and we can comment on them
 
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No, the history does not include individual arms. However, if it is a DWM and 1911 - it was used in pre-WW!, then used in the Weimar period, then into WW2 and then the cold war.
Depends on if / when it made it to the states.

Ref magazines - can you post each one sides and base and we can comment on them
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picture of 3
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1- is a swiss mag - very good shooting mag
2 - is an aftermarket - post WW2
3 - this is for 1940 era Mauser mag - the base with a number means its a police mag
4. HP is a police unit

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picture of 3
L-R
1- is a swiss mag - very good shooting mag
2 - is an aftermarket - post WW2
3 - this is for 1940 era Mauser mag - the base with a number means its a police mag
4. HP is a police unit

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Thank you very much Sir. ! I spent most of the day reading here and learning, mostly from your posts and responses. Much appreciated !
 

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Mag ----- You have a very interesting early (pre WWI) DWM luger there. I say early since it appears to not have a stock lug on its lower grip and its 1911 chamber date. Too bad it has been buffed fairly extensive and reblued.. If it weren't for that your luger would have a current value well in excess of $1200.
I have a 1917 DWM luger with the serial number 1100 n. It is not often you see a luger with the serial number ending in two 00's and less often you find one ending in three 000's such as yours.
Welcome to the lugerforum. I've been collecting luger pistols since the early 1960's and I've found this forum a treasure trove of LUGER KNOWLEDGE. Even with my nearly 60 years of luger work I've learned much I never knew before about them. You'll never be content with only one luger. .
 

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Mag ----- You have a very interesting early (pre WWI) DWM luger there. I say early since it appears to not have a stock lug on its lower grip and its 1911 chamber date. Too bad it has been buffed fairly extensive and reblued.. If it weren't for that your luger would have a current value well in excess of $1200.
I have a 1917 DWM luger with the serial number 1100 n. It is not often you see a luger with the serial number ending in two 00's and less often you find one ending in three 000's such as yours.
Welcome to the lugerforum. I've been collecting luger pistols since the early 1960's and I've found this forum a treasure trove of LUGER KNOWLEDGE. Even with my nearly 60 years of luger work I've learned much I never knew before about them. You'll never be content with only one luger. .
Thank you very much, I’m planning to keep it, looks great and is a piece of history, thanks again for the information !
 
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