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Pictures of a complete Portugese Model 943 with lanyard. Note that the lanyard is of the round leather type and not of the flat German manufactured type. The leather wares are not marked and I am not sure if they were manufactured in Germany or in Portugal upon arrival of the Lugers. It is my understanding that Mauser fullfilled a contract of approx. 4000 lugers to the Portugese government and a great bunch of these made their way back to Canada in the 80's To note also is that the magazines are not stamped on the bottom with a serial # and this is correct the only markings are the ones in photos,also included is the tool and cleaning rod. We do not see a lot of lanyards on the forum so thought you all might enjoy pictures, this is one of two that is in collection with the other a later serial # and both in the M suffix block the latter bearing black plastic grips.

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Doug

Rig was aquired together as a unit and info that came stated unit has been together for a long time, not sure if that goes back to WW#2 years as no markings are on the leather. The other rig that I own is complete although without a lanyard. You are right in that the three together would be a nice display, I'll watch out for another for you if you like, send private message about details.
 

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James, I believe that the lanyard is WWI German issue. It matches exactly one that I picked up attached to a 1916 DWM. It came out of a museum.
 

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Keoki7 That would be nice if it was German manufactured, not taking anything away from the Portugese. I had surmissed that lanyard was not German as it showed up in Benders book under the Portugese section. That is why the note is above lanyard clasp to see if others would notice that it is the same as WW2 era lanyard clasps found on the flat German leather lanyards. Did not give any thought to WW1 leather goods. perhaps others on the forum could weigh their opinions, also the tool bears no proof marks.
 

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Can anyone show a picture of an authentic, stamped WWI otr WWII German Luger lanyard? I´d be very grateful as neither Goertz nor Reckendorf were able to come up with one. Copies of the relevant regulations are available (also quoted by Jan Still) but it´s very strange that not one example was available to Goertz or Bender. Where are they??

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James
A number of these Lugers complete with holster,tool, extra magazine, and lanyard were imported into Canada about 10 to 15 years ago. Some were sold in the United States and were advertised as complete Portugese rigs.
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