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A Gent from another Militaria Collector Forum e-mailed me. Asking me to translate this unit mark on a minty 1917 LP.08 that he has. He said he bought it from a well known collection 30 years ago.

It is marked J.R.57 3.K. P.11. It is the 57th Infantry Regiment
3rd Kompanie Pistol# 11.

I have located a couple of similar style markings in Jeff Noll's book. So I believe the format is correct. However, it is stamped opposite of the usual application. It's is read from top down. Reversed from the typical unit mark, stamped from bottom of the grip toward the trigger guard.

Any opinions?

Ron
 

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This is the third 1917 LP08 reported marked to the 57 JR. Another is 1917 LP08, sn 3066e, J.R.57.6.K.P.6. The below LP08 is from the same regiment and is stamped the same other side way.

* 1917 LP08, MACHINE GUN MARKED Jan C Still (1917 LP08, sn 7670f, J.R.57.1.M.G.K P.7)
http://www.gunboards.com/luger/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=631

Can you get the serial number of the J.R.57 3.K. P.11.?
A very few Imperial Lugers are unit stamped from the other side. This happens much more frequently during 1917/1918.
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Thankyou Jan,
I appreciate your assistance. I forwarded this to the owner. I'm sure he will be pleased to know. The ser# is 3108. I will ask if it has a suffix. He sent me photos, but they are too large to post, and I'm too computer stupid to know how to shrink them.

Ron
 
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