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    'Made in Germany' would suggest it was an export model.

    Here's my one for comparison. Note the wartime logo.

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    I believe this would be post-war, not least because of the ‘Made in Germany’ inscription (though that in itself is not a guarantee, as many items produced for export in the pre-war years were so marked, in English, due to the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890). This, therefore, would be a commercial export model, rather than military.
    However, the DGM is, I believe, a post-war indicator, as the pre- and wartime version would officially read DRGM (Deutsches Reichgebrauchmuster), and refers to a design registered within Germany, therefore protected.
    It was actually still used on products up to 1952, when it officially changed to DBGM (Deutsches Bundes...). Though the precise date for the adoption of the acronym DGM seems a bit of a mystery, it may well be an immediate post-1945 decision on the part of several manufacturers to drop the reference to the Reich (to avoid any ‘Imperial entanglements’).

    Above all, it just ‘looks’ post-War to me.

    As an amusing side note, in 1930s Britain it was claimed to stand for ‘Dirty Rotten German Make’!


    (Beat me to it, BB)!

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    Yes Kohima, DGM is going to be post 1945. Still an interesting item in its own right.

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