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Unread 04-19-2024, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default 1916 dwm 57.r.1.

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Looking at a 1916 DWM
with a Unit Marking of
57.R.1
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Unread 04-20-2024, 02:47 AM   #2
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Nice looking Luger. The unit mark means: Infanterie Regiment Herzog Ferdinand von Braunschweig (8. Westfälisches) Nr. 57, 1. Kompagnie. Station was Wesel.
It is the first one I see with this unit mark and it is of interest for me, because I live near Wesel.
Unusual is that the unit mark is missing the number of the Luger in the company. There are only a few 1916 dated Lugers with unit mark. It was part of the VII. Army Corps during the Great War.
I have an altered Reichsrevolver holster with a unit stamp of this regiment.
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Thank You very much for the info!!!!

Yeah I have not seen a Unit Mark that did not include a # for the Pistol
and I did find this unusual as well
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This is one of mine without company or weapon number
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31.R. means Infanterie Regiment Graf Bose (1. Thüringisches) Nr. 31; station was Altona.
A unit mark without a number of a company and a weapon number makes no sense and are not according the stamping order from 1909.
I have some comments about the reasons for missing the company and the weapon number but these would need a lot of work to declare it and would bring me to the border of my English knowledge.
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