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1915 Luger front strap markings?
Old 09-20-2019, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default 1915 Luger front strap markings?

Sold a almost mint 1915 DWM 4" luger over 20 yrs ago. On front strap was the markings 107.R.1.10 or 107.R.I.10 Any body know what the marks stand for. Been
bothering me for years. A collector in the North West bought it from me after I answered a want ad for grip marked lugers. Sorry no pics.

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Old 09-20-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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Its important to known the form of R, as normal capital so it should 107 Inf.Regiment, 1 Company and weapon nr., when italic writen form so Reserve IR. b.r.Andy
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It was normal capital R. Was the 107 a well known regiment? The guy that bought it was eager to get it.

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I think that it was a Saxon regiment going from memory but not 100% sure. There were over or near 1000 regiments of all arms so it is quite a task to recall the war service of very many!
You can search 107th Infantry regiment imperial German Army and get some information. There are excellent on line resources that will map the regiments to the divisions, corps and armies. The division history once it’s number is identified will tell you where that regiment served
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Thank you. Ill check up on it later. Shame I sold it but made twice I paid for the
Winchester m1 carbine I traded for it. But this was mid 90s.

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Phil is right, it was saxon IR.
http://genwiki.genealogy.net/IR_107
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Excellent link provided above. One can select the link to the 24th Infantry Division and see the extensive list of engagements in many of the major battles of WWI

Hard to imagine a unit that saw much more fighting than that one.
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