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Dwight, on pp. 36 and 37 of HWIS, I reference a translation of the September 6, 1933 recording in the Ministerial-Blatt für die Preußische innere Verwaltung of the August 30 directive which included instructions for the various police authorities to respond by October 1 stating the numbers of safeties required by the Revierpolizei and Landjägerei. The necessary safeties would then be mailed to the individual units for installation by local repair facilities. Based on this and the belief that it would have taken several months for all the pistols to be reworked, I am of the opinion that most of the sear and mag safeties were installed in 1934.

I do not have documentation ordering the removal of mag safeties but do have a translation of Reich & Prussian Interior Ministry circular dated 17 June 1936 asking for reports on the effectiveness of the sear and mag safeties by 1 September 1936. I have another translation of an Interior Ministry circular dated 9 September 1937 asking for reports on "realization of the two alterations of all pistols 08 of the complete Ordnungspolizei in pursuance of the circular directive 27 May 1937." I suspect the 27 May directive included orders to remove the mag safety based on the reports submitted earlier.
 

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blcman, this is an inappropriate thread for your question but, to answer it quickly, the Schupo of Bremen apparently used a number of Alphabet DWMs as they came from the factory in 7.65 caliber for some period of time before rebarrelling them in 9 mm. They marked the chambers to avoid confusion with their 9-mm Lugers. Much more about this may be found in Chapter 17 of History Writ in Steel.
 
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