Favorite WWI Pistols you might have.
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    Also have a Webley MK VI. This happens to be a first year production(1915).

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    I have this one. I have no way of knowing where it was during World War One. It is old enough that it could have been chasing after Pancho Villa. I don't know any of soldiers who carried this pistol except the last one, and he ain't giving it up!

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    On March 29th, 1911, the Browning-designed, Colt-produced .45 Automatic pistol, was selected as the official sidearm of the Armed Forces of U.S.A., and named Model of 1911. This pistol shipped from Colt to the US Army in 1913. Somewhere along the way it was overhauled and Frank Krack, Assistant Foreman of the Inspection Division at Rock Island Arsenal, stamped his initials on it. Sold as surplus through DCM sales in 1961 it traveled with me everywhere the Army would let me take it, and maybe a few places they didn't.

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    Owned several WWI handguns over the years . This was my first that I acquired 1980 and it's also my last . Has some sentimental attachment .

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    Here for your viewing pleasure is Austro-Hungarian Contract C-96 all-matching serial number 365583 with Austro-Hungarian 1916 acceptance mark and Austrian Army 1930 acceptance mark. This was one of 14,378 delivered per this contract. Also shown is apparent unit designator R 2 4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurusu View Post
    Mine is also WWI production, but probably never went to war either.
    I think the cut-off war/post-war-production is supposed to be somewhere in the 180- or low 190-serial range. Does yours have the Imperial mark in front of the rear sight (in addition to the crown-U behind) which mine does not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absalom View Post
    I think the cut-off war/post-war-production is supposed to be somewhere in the 180- or low 190-serial range. Does yours have the Imperial mark in front of the rear sight (in addition to the crown-U behind) which mine does not?

    I'll let you know when I get home from work in about an hour.
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    And of course there is this. From my own Country contribution to the "slaughter".

    A .32 Savage 1907, adopted as our M915 service pistol. when we wanted to buy more pistols because it was decided to issue sidearms to more ranks. The purveyor of our service pistol at the time(Luger of the 1906 pattern in 7,65 Parabellum) was otherwise to busy for foreign weapons contracts.

    Like the ones From the French Contract it has a lanyard ring and a loaded chamber indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absalom View Post
    I think the cut-off war/post-war-production is supposed to be somewhere in the 180- or low 190-serial range. Does yours have the Imperial mark in front of the rear sight (in addition to the crown-U behind) which mine does not?

    As expected, 185130 never went to war. It only has the double crown over U in the rear of the rear sight. Nothing in front.
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    I had to have a WWI P.08 of course.


    Being a "die hard" "Luger" shooter.

    Edit. Almost forgot. It's a DWM from 1915.

    Edit 2. For anyone wondering. It's 4293 no suffix(somewhere in April/May 1915).
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    I'm not near as knowledgeable about guns from the WWI era as some of you guys. I do have a couple from that time period though, a 1914 Colt Pocket Hammer and 1918 Webley MK VI.
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