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Jim asked "Weren't both types made from parts left -over by DWM at the end of WW1?
It is suspected that parts may have been left over from the end of World War I production at DWM and Erfurt. However, this has never been documented. It has been claimed that all Weimar Era DWM Luger production was from left over Imperial parts. Estimated DWM production from 1920 to 1930 is 187,000 Lugers(5 digit, alphabet, and 29DWM, Weimar Lugers page 13-14). That is a lot of left over parts. If unmarked surplus Imperial parts were used post World War I, it would be difficult if not impossible to tell. So, until documentation is found one can only speculate.

Jim stated "From what I know, Mauser didn't really take-over until 1933!"
The move of Luger manufacturing machinery from BKIW(DWM) in Berlin to Mauser at Oberndorf is documentated to have taken place in the late spring of 1930. Some Dutch lugers were produced by Mauser in late 1930.
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