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Unread 12-18-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default 1914 Erfurt L P08 low serial

Hello all I recently acquired a very low serial number 1914 Erfurt Artillery Luger and was wondering what the lowest serial numbers recorded are?

This is number 130

Please let me know your thoughts
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Any suffix?
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Unread 12-18-2018, 08:27 PM   #3
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No suffix just Serial 130
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I doubt that you will get a different answer on here than the one given you on the Jan Still forum.
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Mine is 6441

but I doubt a lower serial number matters to most folks, maybe 1, or 10 or 100 or 1000 - something fun

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I doubt that you will get a different answer on here than the one given you on the Jan Still forum.

I Havenít gotten an answer on jans forum hence why Iím trying here...
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Ed,
Absolutely just was curious what’s documented as I can’t get to my books right now since I’m in the middle of a move... Thanks for all your help
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I Haven’t gotten an answer on jans forum hence why I’m trying here...
Actually you did, and I was chastised for answering it!

Lowest observed number in Still's Imperial Luger book is 63.
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Actually you did, and I was chastised for answering it!

Lowers observed number in Still's Imperial Luger book is 63.
Really what definitive answer was that?

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Going to vent now it amazes me how people can be chastized for asking questions and giving answers. While I understand the frustration that some may have with individuals not doing their own research or having the means to do so, it still boggles my mind.

If we as a collector community chastise or flame new collectors when they ask questions or do not offer guidance what happens to our beloved hobby? It will disappear over time.

Just my 2 cents not that it matters but I had to say it.
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Calm down Patrick, no one is chastising or flaming you on either forum. As far as I know no one so far has maintained a data base of Erfurt Artilleries since Jan Still did just that back in 1991. If you're that interested start one yourself, it's a lot of work, I should know. I've been keeping a data base on Navy Lugers for almost 10 years now and probably have many hundreds of hours invested in it.
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Calm down Patrick, no one is chastising or flaming you on either forum. As far as I know no one so far has maintained a data base of Erfurt Artilleries since Jan Still did just that back in 1991. If you're that interested start one yourself, it's a lot of work, I should know. I've been keeping a data base on Navy Lugers for almost 10 years now and probably have many hundreds of hours invested in it.
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Thanks, the chastise comment was in reference to DonVoight, mentioned being chastised.

I think itís a great idea to start keeping a DB, and that sounds like an endeavor I would begin. I just need to get my bearings first, since I have always collected WW2 Lugers, and the occasional PPK bank gun. Pre war is all new to me

Thanks for your help in advance.
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"Really what definitive answer was that?"

Where the info was found and that #63 was the earliest number reported in Still's book.

Never said it was "definitive"; there have been books with hundreds of pages written about lugers and much is still and likely never will be "definitive"; but you can be sure it will be my last contribution to this and the other thread.
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"Really what definitive answer was that?"

Where the info was found and that #63 was the earliest number reported in Still's book.

Never said it was "definitive"; there have been books with hundreds of pages written about lugers and much is still and likely never will be "definitive"; but you can be sure it will be my last contribution to this and the other thread.



Thank you for all your help, I believed their was still room in your answer but I see I was mistaken. I appreciate everything you have said and Iím sorry if you took heat for helping me.
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Maybe this LP08 Erfurt #3 (match), will help
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Maybe this LP08 Erfurt #3 (match), will help
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Thank you!!

I will post pics of mine this evening


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Wow John, that is one superb gun! Thanks for posting the photos.
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Very, very nice!!
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John, that's one hell of an Erfurt. Thanks for posting the photos.
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Just plain WOW John, that is the cats meow...... Thanks for showing it to us. John
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I assume that it is just me, but is the barrel bent or is that a wide angle lens thing?
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