Erfurt Lugers - Historic details
Markings found on the Erfurt Lugers
- Three types of crown
- A host of various control stamps
- The Crowned RC, standing for "Revisions Commission"
An Erfurt Luger back from East Germany
The Royal Spandau Arsenal
The Vickers Lugers
The Simson Lugers
- The firm SIMSON & Co, Waffenfabrik , Suhl, Thuringia
- Simson acquired the ERFURT arsenal machinery
- The rework of the pistols still available in remaining inventories
- Simson Lugers were very similar to ERFURT's
- The Simson markings
- A total Luger production estimated at around 25,000 pistols
- The "Simson & Co" marking replaced by a single "S"
- In 1934, the firm was dismantled by the Nazis
Krieghoff Lugers - Historic details
- In 1886, Ludwig Krieghoff founded a sporting guns factory
- Ludwig had two sons named Ludwig Jr. and Heinrich
- The "HEINRICH KRIEGHOFF WAFFENFABRIK"
- Among its military oriented projects was a semi-automatic rifle
- The H. Krieghoff company commercialized DWM Lugers
- The rear face of the frame struck "KRIEGHOFF SUHL"
- An order of 10,000 Luger pistols for the "Luftwaffe"
- Luger production means were tooled by the firm's engineers
- Only Krieghoff Lugers bear "Luftwaffe" acceptance markings
- A small quantity of Lugers sold on the commercial market
- Today the firm KRIEGHOFF is based at ULM
Krieghoff Lugers - Military production
- It only represents a total of some 13,825 pieces
- The "G" and "S" chamber codes
- Military production figures detailed by serial ranges
- The original contract of 10,000 pieces
- The 1940 production
- The complementary 1940 - 1944 production
- The last delivery of 1944 - 45
Krieghoff Lugers - Commercial production
- A capital "P" prefix letter along with the serial number
- Commercial production figures detailed by serial ranges
- Production figures detailed by serial ranges
- The first group, from P1 to P999
- The second group includes some fifty pistols
- The last group begins with serial number P1060 until P1280
- When the Krieghoff's plant was "liberated" by the US troops
- The Krieghoff made Lugers are easily identified
- A "fzs" code was given to Krieghoff
Krieghoff Military Production Markings
- The inspectors were accredited by the "Luftwaffe"
- The inspection process covered two stages
- The problem of incorrect headspace
- A four or five pointed star rejection mark
- Aside from the "Luftwaffe" acceptance markings
- The still mysterious "Kü" Lugers
- The LA or ZA or LZA marking
Mauser - Historic details
- The Mauser legacy began in the modest circumstances
- The brothers, Paul and Wilhelm Mauser
- Their rifle officially adopted as the "Infanteriegewehr Modell 1871"
- The Mauser brothers founded their first factory, in 1872
- Around 1875, the Mauser company began to develop a revolver
- The semi-automatic pistol had appeared on the scene
- The pistol was called the "C96"
- The 1907-1914 era : A growing interest for small caliber pistols
- On May 30, 1922, the company's name was changed
- In 1932, a new model, sometimes called the "712", was launched
- In 1937, a new model appeared : The Hsc
Mauser Lugers - Commercial production
- During the years 1930 through 1934
- The serial suffix letters : "s"," t" and "u"
- An order by the firm A. F. Stoeger, of New York
- Stoeger sole agent for DWM's after Hans Tauscher had left
- The Jewish firm "ELECTRIC COMPANY OF ISRAEL"
- The major part of the production delivered to German Police
- Dates codes like "K"(1934), "G" (1935)
- Commercial production figures by serial ranges and customers
Mauser Lugers - Commercial Foreign Contracts
- The Portuguese Lugers
- The Latvian Lugers
- The Dutch Lugers
- The Siamese Lugers
- The Swedish Lugers
- The Turkish Lugers
- The Persian Lugers
- Commercial Lugers 1934/06
Mauser Military Lugers
- Military production figures by serial ranges and markings
- The Lugers S/42 (K)
- The Lugers S/42 (G)
- The Lugers S/42 (1936 - 1939)
- The Lugers 42 (1939-1940)
- The last variations "byf" 41 and 42
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