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    Default Early K date 436

    This old combat carried warhorse was Vet returned to USA by Al Springer,it was a battle field pick up.I bought it off his step Grand son a few years back when he showed it here and asked about its value.It came with a WW1 mag and 1914 holster.There are no indentations on the receiver from the so called barrel change.The pureists out there would not go for this one as it has an axle pin with a different number[looking for pin 36]
    Just looked at the 2 Stickys on k dates on this forum,prehaps they need updateing as this 436 would have been the lowest number on one and the second lowest on the other. 16 pictures to follow
    Alister.

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    a j s

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    Thank you for posting pictures of your K Date #436.
    Looks all correct and original except for the breech block, axle pin and G Date mag.
    Firing pin and the grips should have the S and 36.
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    Bob Young

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    You K has a wonderful look to it. You know this one saw more action than a depot queen.
    I like them this way. Afterall, the history is a major part of my interest.
    Ned

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    I agree with Ned, a good K date with a couple wounds; I like it.
    03man - Don Voigt
    Luger student and collector
    Looking for DWM mil.side plates- 69 and commercial # 32, Dreyse "K.S.Gendarmerie"

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    Just spotted this early proof on the barrel.Has anyone any numbers of the K dates that had there barrels changed.P1070258.jpg
    Do the ones with the receiver dimples have this proof?
    a j s

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    a j s,

    Yes, my K date #268 has the indent and that very proof mark.
    Pat
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    Pat McNeil

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    AJS Here we go! I just noticed your serial #436. The mag I have with my pistol is only 3 numbers off! #433! Close but no cigar.
    Jerry Burney
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