I edited your photo to point out the trigger bar. Notice how far back it protrudes on the 1915 model. Even if the firing pin is back the weapon cannot be cocked with the safety on. In 1916 they shortened this to allow for the weapon to chamber a round with the safety on. You can compare it to others you have. Many that I have seen were sent back and had the shorter trigger bars installed while some were left original. Yours was never changed as it has the longer bar.
You are on a roll...
Bang on, just popped upstairs and had a good look, I now understand thanks, I will look in the luger book again and look at the different models
Usually referred to as the sear bar.
Hi Ben I'm not much of a gun nut but I love seeing collectors play Santa for themselves. The wife needs a high tolerance for that LOL.
No ties, socks or underwear dear, I have something much better coming you can put under the tree for me.
Thats why I always buy my own Doug, then give it the wife to wrap up lol
Those are the best kind! It's a great excuse to go a little militaria crazy LOL!
Too true Doug, I just dont want to end up with socks, jumpers or aftershave I will never use, mind you the boy always buys me a nice malt every year
Now you have a collection Ben, Why don't you think of getting a section 7.1 license? That way you can collect live pre 1918 Lugers.