Help Identify Markings on 1915 Luger

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Help Identify Markings on 1915 Luger

Post by SnakeBit » 05 Jan 2020 20:16

Any information on the following WWI era DWM Luger would be appreciated. I am primarily interested in knowing what the markings on the right side of the frame and on the top of the barrel represent.

Markings on the right side, just before barrel
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Marking on the top side of barrel (slightly on right) next to the frame
Markings-02.jpg
DWM Luger 1915
Markings-04.jpg
Markings-05.jpg
Markings-03.jpg
These markings are obviously the manufacturer DWM and the serial number, but I included for completeness.
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Re: Help Identify Markings on 1915 Luger

Post by von thoma » 06 Jan 2020 05:55

Are acceptance and proof marks, the first thee signs on the left ; Inspection/acceptance mark, is found on dated 1914-pattern DWM
military model P.08s, the last mark, The Imperial Army Proof, German military test fire proof, this mark is found on both the barrel
and receiver of most all WWI and earlier German Army P.08s. This is true of DWM and Erfurt made guns.
I can't identify the other blurred mark. Exactly is a 1914 Military Model
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Re: Help Identify Markings on 1915 Luger

Post by Poot » 06 Jan 2020 08:09

The second/blurred stamp appears to be an imperfectly struck Imperial German Army proof marking (eagle), as shown in the right hand side marking n the first photo.

That's a very nice DWM P.08.
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Re: Help Identify Markings on 1915 Luger

Post by SnakeBit » 07 Jan 2020 01:55

Thanks for the assistance.

I doubt if it will help, but the following photo shows where the marking is on the barrel and is slightly cleaner.
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