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PART1/4. LUGERS OF INFANTRY REGIMENT 30 AND ITS RESERVE
1914 DWM, SERIAL NUMBER 468, 30.R.4.C.1., DETAILS AND WAR HISTORY.


1914 DWM Lugers are reported in the 97 to 3353c serial range and were manufactured with a hold open and almost all were manufactured with a stock lug. P08 models are interspersed in the same serial range with LP08's during 1914. About 35,000 1914 dated P08's were manufactured. Less than 1 percent were unit marked.


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Figure 1. Left slant view of 1914 DWM, serial number 468. The serial number placement is exposed (military style). Note: click once on photograph and a second time on the orange box in the lower right hand side of photograph to view full size.


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Figure 2. Top of 1914 DWM, serial number 468.


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Figure 3. Right side 1914 DWM, serial number 468. 1914 dated Lugers have a stock lug and were manufactured with a hold open.


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Figure 4. Right receiver and barrel of 1914 DWM, serial number 468. The receiver proofs and acceptance stamps are under the blue.


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Figure 5. Front of frame and bottom of barrel of 1914 DWM, serial number 468. Note: the halo around the digits of the barrel serial number and lack of halo on the frame serial number. The barrel serial number is through the blue. This Luger bears a Bo 26 stamp on its barrel, which indicates the hardness of its special Bohler steel barrel.


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Figure 6. 1914 DWM, serial number 468, details of its matching magazine.


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Figure 7. 1914 DWM, serial number 468, details of unnumbered grips.


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Figure 8. Front of 1914 DWM, serial number 468, showing its 30.R.4.C.1.unit stamp. It signifies 30th infantry Regiment, 4th Company, weapon number1.


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Figure 9. 1914 DWM, serial number 468, complete rig with matching holster, proper unmarked tool and extra magazine.


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Figure 10. Holster markings: Manufacturer hallmark dated 1915, B.A. X., issuing clothing dept of the 10 th Army Corp, and J.R.30. (Infantry Regiment 30), which matches the Lugers unit stamp.


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Figure 11. Back of Holster.


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Figure 12. Shown are: (all are marked to the 30 th Infantry Regiment)
1914 DWM, serial number 468: 30.R.4.C.1.
1917 DWM, serial number 1874b: 30.R.3.M.G.K.13.
1915 dated holster: J.R.30.
Bayonet 84/98nA: 30.R.9.C.5.
Reservists Flask
The World War I history of the 30 Infantry Regiment is covered in the 1900-1918 Luger Unit Markings section
PART 4/4 LUGERS OF J.R.30 & RES., HISTORY http://www.gunboards.com/luger/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2487
 
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