I will probably do this in a couple of posts as there is a lot of stuff.
Unit marked LP08 ( Artillery Luger) Model 1914
Manufactured in 1917 by DWM. (Deutche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken)
Sn. 6237m-this gun has one matching magazine.
Both the pistol grip strap and the stock iron have Unit Markings 122.R.4.6
122 FÜSILIER REGIMENT (4.WURTTEMBERG) (122.R.4.6.)
Unit Marking is 122nd Fusiliers Regiment (Wurttemberg) 4th Kompagnie (Company) 6th Waffen (Weapon)
HISTORY OF THE 122 FÜSILIER REGIMENT (4.WURTTEMBERG) AND THE LP08 MARKED TO IT (122.R.4.6.), DURING WORLD WAR I
Historic- tradition information on the 122 Füsilier Regiment, from “Ruhmeshalle unsere alten Armee”. Listed are battles and dates as far back as Napoleon. This regiments honor name is “Kaiser Franz Josef von Österreich, König von Ungarn (4. Wurttembergisches) Nr. 122”. Its headquarters/base is Heilbronn (I & III) and Mergentheim(II) and it was founded in 1806.
Note: The percentage of national contingents in the German Army during World War I is as follows:
Prussia and the smaller states 78 percent
Bavaria 11 percent
Saxony 7 percent
Wurttemberg 4 percent
From “German WWI Identity Tags/Disks”, Peter Meinlschmidt, page 56.
Lugers unit marked to Wurttemberg Regiments are rare.
(Jan C. Still)