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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    , PA, USA.

    Default 1920 dwm

    A friend showed me last week a luger he acquired at some point. Here are the details:
    1920 Receiver date, appears factory stamped and not a permission gun
    Serial no. 8082 a
    proofed right side, A r A 4
    Front grip strap unit marked S. Sch. II. 494.
    Externally it matched, with exception of the magazine
    With sear safety

    According to Stills, Weimar Lugers, page 14, 45000 produced.

    So did this start out as a Police luger and later had the Prussian State Police markings and sear safety added? Any thoughts on the value of this in stated condition.
    Thanks, Jeff
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Houston, Texas, USA.


    Probably originally issued to the Schupo of Kiel in the Schleswig administrative district, received the unit maring in about 1922 and later received sear and mag safeties in about 1934 (HWIS, p. 138).
    Best regards,
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    Author of History Writ in Steel: German Police Markings 1900-1936
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