Fred dating the luger pistol
While not usually available in a Wal Mart one can find the round in a larger dedicated gunshop in the United States.
You should be able to contact Winchester and see if you may find the year of production by serial number thru there archives.
David, Imperial Military Lugers of WWI were numbered from 1 at the beginning of each year.
At every 10,000 guns the number series was started over again at 1, with a letter suffix added, progressing through the alphabet until the next year. Mauser P-08 began production at serial# 1 with the K date in 1934, and simply progressed through the number-suffix irrespective of year.
--Dwight --Dwight Pipeman The chart referred in Railsplitters post was based on the known serial numbers at the time, if you have one outside the range reported in third reich lugers you will find that Mr Still ( Jan) would be most interested.If not I do have the manufacture dates of the first 250,000 made.You will need to have your serial number available to research the date of manufacture. Datig, The Luger Pistol, its History and Development from 1893 - 1945.
Condition: II -Opening price: 80 EUR Zwei Bücher zum Thema "Luger" Fred A. Datig, The Luger Pistol, its History and Development from 1893 - 1945.
Mauser cycled through the complete alphabet three times, ending in the n suffix block in 1942.