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Unread 01-19-2009, 10:17 AM   #21
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Unread 01-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #22
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Ron, I may not have done it right before. Anyway here goes again. I picked up a 1917 - 1920 DWM double date luger at our local show last fall. I have had it stuck away until now. It is all matching about 95% overall. In taking a more careful look at it , the proof on the front of the trigger guard is different than any I have previously encountered. The closest I can find to it is in Costanzos World of Lugers Proof Marks #1. page #327 #4 figure. The eagle proof on my Luger differs from that one in that it has a full body outline, 3 feather tail and full legs, not the stick leg. The proof in Costanzos book is from a Erfurt, where mine is from a DWM. Can you shed some light on this interesting proof ? Thanks Larry
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Larry,
These military acceptance eagles on the front of the trigger guard are infrequently encountered and have been observed in a number of styles. You could see this next statement coming...it sure would be nice to see a photo, it helps a lot .
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Trigger guard Prussian Eagles are discussed in word and photograph on pages 257 - 259 of the book Central Powers Pistols. Most were applied to pistols according to orders dated July 1918 to further identify German Army property. They are found on Lugers, M1896/1916, 1914 Mauser, Beholla, Sauer 1913 and some others. They are rarely found on the P08.

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