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    Default 1916 imperial Luger

    Picked up a 1916 imperial Luger ---dwm--- seems to be all matching with 1916 dated holster with Division marks under flap. Since I'm a WW2 collector I don't know if correct or not. At the price they were asking thought I would take the chance. Pictures will be posted soon as I am home. Thanks David

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    Pictures now----obviously i have lost my close up ability
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    Damn, it's good ti see you posting again. Nice gun.
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    Thanks Dave, I hope to post more this year---last year was a truly shitty year for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Mills View Post
    Thanks Dave, I hope to post more this year---last year was a truly shitty year for me
    Shitty years for both of us. Yee haw.

    Beautiful Luger, btw. I am envious.
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    Thanks Kar---sorry to hear that 2012 was bad for you as well---perhaps 13 will be our lucky number!!

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    Does anyone know more about the imperial Lugers?? Supposedly this was a ww 2 vet bring back. Did veterans of ww1 also have the privilege of using their weapon in the second ww? Going to try to get more information on that division imprinted on the holster. Tia David

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    After Germany's collapse in 1918, there was tons of equipment left over / much was destroyed but much went into depots to be used throughout the 1920s -1930s. Given that only 22 years lapsed between the world wars, WW1 equipment was often used by all combatants. It is very possible the holster and gun saw use in both wars.
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    Thanks Dave---if used in ww2 as well would it be marked as such? I found some etching on the inside pistol grip which I can't read very well. I will see if I can take pics of the numbers but very faint so it may not show up in picture

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    Usually there were NO marks. Those used by the Weimar often have 1920 overstamped on them
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