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Dear All:

I have attached pictures of my Luger 22 conversion. Can someone please advise in what year these units were made. This unit has a 10 round magazines while most of the others I see are only 5 rounds and are nickel plated.

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George



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Hi,

If the set and the box are of the same age it's a post-1936/pre-1946 Erma-made set. This is the second generation, in a smaller box with the cleaning kit left out. These were introduced in early 1936.

Lot's of these sets were sold off without their boxes, so some fiddling around with boxes is known to have occurred. The empty spot in the lower right corner is correct, as that is reserved for the P08's ejector spring which needs to be removed when the kit is installed. The original P08 receiver can be stored in the receiver cutout.

Stamping should be as follows:
(from the original German army manual "Anleitung zum Gebrauch des
Selbstlade-Einstecklaufes (S.E.L.) für Pistole 08"

Barrel insert: Right top area of the toggle, readable from the left. If this area is too small continue on the left side.
Box: top of the lid in the middle (property mark).

The box looks correct, but the hinge is different from versions I've seen before. Most have a hinge fastened with 6 screws rather than 4. The fact that is has rounded edges is good, though.
 

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Hi,

If the set and the box are of the same age it's a post-1936/pre-1946 Erma-made set. This is the second generation, in a smaller box with the cleaning kit left out. These were introduced in early 1936.

Lot's of these sets were sold off without their boxes, so some fiddling around with boxes is known to have occurred. The empty spot in the lower right corner is correct, as that is reserved for the P08's ejector spring which needs to be removed when the kit is installed. The original P08 receiver can be stored in the receiver cutout.

Stamping should be as follows:
(from the original German army manual "Anleitung zum Gebrauch des
Selbstlade-Einstecklaufes (S.E.L.) für Pistole 08"

Barrel insert: Right top area of the toggle, readable from the left. If this area is too small continue on the left side.
Box: top of the lid in the middle (property mark).

The box looks correct, but the hinge is different from versions I've seen before. Most have a hinge fastened with 6 screws rather than 4. The fact that is has rounded edges is good, though.
 

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Dear Ed:

There is EE within a circle just ahead if the sight which represents Erma Erfurt. Serial number 650b is stamped on the right side of the toggle and one side of the barrel insert. On the other side of barrel insert it is marked 5.41 mm The #50 is stamped on varies places on the toggle assembly. There is eagle over #280 & #77 acceptance stamps on toggle.

Eagle 77 is stamped in the spline of magazine, base of barrel insert, on spacer tube as well on each nut. On the front of the wood box there is an eagle over 77 on right front and the word ERMA on the left front. I have enclosed addition pictures.

I think this unit was made around 1937?

Many thanks.

George

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Dear Ed:

There is EE within a circle just ahead if the sight which represents Erma Erfurt. Serial number 650b is stamped on the right side of the toggle and one side of the barrel insert. On the other side of barrel insert it is marked 5.41 mm The #50 is stamped on varies places on the toggle assembly. There is eagle over #280 & #77 acceptance stamps on toggle.

Eagle 77 is stamped in the spline of magazine, base of barrel insert, on spacer tube as well on each nut. On the front of the wood box there is an eagle over 77 on right front and the word ERMA on the left front. I have enclosed addition pictures.

I think this unit was made around 1937?

Many thanks.

George

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