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Unread 11-25-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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Talking DWM 1914 L P08 - just arrived

I received my early Christmas, late birthday, and probably next year present this week- an elusive 1914 dated DWM L P08 or Artillery luger.

Not many of few of these produced by DWM in 1914 have survived: of the maybe 750-1500 made, only some three dozen are known, the rest lost to the attrition of two world wars, conversion to 4" and police modified pistols and the passing of some 104 years.

This example , serial 869, has seen its own trial, the side plate is replaced and not numbered, and the grips are not matching. The original numbered magazines are long gone, but it has a nice DWM mag present.

The standard 4" P 08 and the L Po8 were numbered in same serial range in 1914, from 1 to about 8400c. L P08 are known from serial number 38 to 1612. 1914 L P08 examples observed all have the three crown/S acceptance/proof markings on the right chamber.

If anyone has a 1914 DWM L P08 they want to "show", please feel free to add it here; but no "Erfurts" please, lets keep it clean.
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Unread 11-25-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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Mrs. Voigt's little boy Donny's going to be a very happy camper. I have your side plate.
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There is joy in mudville tonight! Talk about early Christmas, late birthday, and probably next year present!
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Nice catch Don and having the right sideplate is sweet. Curt
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Mrs. Voigt's little boy Donny's going to be a very happy camper. I have your side plate.
You are correct George,

Now Please, give my side plate back.
I'll be in touch.

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You must had been a good boy this year!
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Thanks Doug.
A sad update though, George's "69" side plate turned out to be a "59"- though in the dark it looked a lot like a "69".

So if anyone has or spots a real "69" please let me know.
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Your information was helpful I have a 1914 DWM and I did not know they were really rare.
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Right number; wrong font.

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My 1914 DWM is 677 All matching except magazine.
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My 1914 DWM is 677 All matching except magazine.
Start a new thread and show us Pictures!
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Don, I'll take pictures of my 1914 Artillery if you will post them. If you will post, do you want me to show all areas with the last two numbers? I also have snail drum whose serial number starts with 677 xx but was told by Jerry (on this site) years ago that my Artillery precedes snail drums. The shoulder stock is also serial numbered but not even close to 677.
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I also have snail drum whose serial number starts with 677 xx but was told by Jerry (on this site) years ago that my Artillery precedes snail drums. That doesn't mean a 1914 Artillery couldn't use one! Just had to wait a little...
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