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Unread 02-01-2023, 09:38 PM   #1
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Any guesses what I have?
Marked S.W.II.306

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Unread 02-01-2023, 09:48 PM   #2
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yes police markings - pictures, full left, full right, full top, full front of frame

the II is throwing me off, but I'm a bit tired

Schutzpolizei Wiesbaden
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Unread 02-02-2023, 12:00 AM   #3
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Here is what I have.
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Isn't the II for the second district?
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yes - but its kind of like - hey, when was 43xx r made - and the answer is 19xx

more information allows us to help you. Is it a Krieghoff or a DWM or a Simson or a Vickers?
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yes - but its kind of like - hey, when was 43xx r made - and the answer is 19xx

more information allows us to help you. Is it a krieghoff or a dwm or a simson or a vickers?
dwm 1920
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Ok - we have a FAQ in the new collector area - it might help you
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Unread 02-11-2023, 10:18 AM   #8
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The District of Wiesbaden was comprised of 2 areas: Frankfurt = S.W.I. xxxx and Wiesbaden itself=
S.W.II. xxx.

Frankfurt is the much larger area/city and higher numbers are found than from the smaller Wiesbaden itself.

All to be found in Don Maus' fine work "History Writ in Steel".

The Wiesbaden area was occupied by the French and the stock lugs on lugers from Wiesbaden are often found with the stock lugs ground off; same as the state of Hesse.
This was a "requirement" imposed by the French during occupation, though not all pistols were actually "de-lugged".
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Ok - we have a FAQ in the new collector area - it might help you
Sorry to have bothered you.

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The District of Weisbaden was comprised of 2 areas: Frankfurt = S.W.I. xxxx and Weisbaden itself=
S.W.II. xxx.

Frankfurt is the much larger area/city and higher numbers are found than from the smaller Weisbaden itself.

All to be found in Don Maus' fine work "History Writ in Steel".

The Weisbaden area was occupied by the French and the stock lugs on lugers from Weisbaden are often found with the stock lugs ground off; same as the state of Hesse.
This was a "requirement" imposed by the French during occupation, though not all pistols were actually "de-lugged".
Thank you! I appreciate your help. Mine still has the stock lugs.
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[QUOTE=Javelinadave;346752]Sorry to have bothered you.

Totally uncalled for Javelinadave.

You have misinterpreted the intentions of one of the most helpful, knowledgeable members here at LF
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Good info. Except it is Wiesbaden.
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Sorry to have bothered you.

Totally uncalled for Javelinadave.

You have misinterpreted the intentions of one of the most helpful, knowledgeable members here at LF
Not my intention so settle down. Internet posts lack inflection so two people reading the same post may walk away with two different interpretations.
I gave the info in the thread that somebody else helped me with with so I thanked him. I run several forums and always help new people out to the best of my ability, especially newbies. I want them to stay in the hobby instead of posting to use the search function or redirect them elsewhere. Iím sure Edward is a helpful guy so please donít take my post as being rude. That was not my intention.
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@javelinadave: Almost an acceptable apology. You were still very rude to a moderator who volunteers a lot of time to keep this forum up and civil.
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Good info. Except it is Wiesbaden.
I sit corrected !
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Javelinadave
you're welcome.
I think Ed's comment was to help you find the FAQ if you were not aware of them; they really help get a background and significant basic info under your belt quickly.

One misses a lot with even a good answer to a very specific question. Should you have a continuing interest in police lugers, Don Maus' book is a must; as is Ed's own Police Luger book.
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