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Article about: Hi i was offered this gun , but i dont know anyting about Luger s, it has a strange barrel and a stamp on the grip(O.857) all the numbers are the same, eaven the barrel. The gun is stemped 1

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    Hi i was offered this gun , but i dont know anyting about Luger s, it has a strange barrel and a stamp on the grip(O.857) all the numbers are the same, eaven the barrel. The gun is stemped 1917 and 1920, Dwm, please help me on this
    Last edited by Das reich; 03-21-2010 at 01:54 AM.

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    It's a permission mark, from what I can remember it's a refurbished pre 1918 gun that has been re- arsenaled, I might be wrong though, maybe someone else can correct me on that if I am.

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    1917 is the original date of manufacture.

    1920 is a Reichswehr stamp applied when their weapons were inventoried.

    dwm - Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken.

    O.857 - this may be a Naval property stamp. O - Ostsee (Baltic)

    Regards

    Richie

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    could that also be a police luger. unit marked on the strap

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    1917 is the original date of manufacture.

    1920 is a Reichswehr stamp applied when their weapons were inventoried.

    dwm - Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken.

    O.857 - this may be a Naval property stamp. O - Ostsee (Baltic)

    Regards

    Richie
    hi thanks fore the info, any toughts on the barrel??

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    I would need to see close up photos of the barrel but it appears to be a 1917 LP08 (artillery) that was rebarreled to four inches during the Weimar period. The 1920 is a Weimar property stamp indicating that the pistol was turned back in to the government in 1920 or later. The grip strap marking, as stated above, is a Third Reich naval property mark for the Ostsee Naval station at Kiel.

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