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Markings Help with 1914 Mauser
« on: December 01, 2014, 12:00:47 PM »
My dad is clearing out some items and found and gave to me this Mauser 7.65.  Doing a little online research, it appears to be a 1914 Mauser number 214408.

I am trying to figure out the stamping on the grip below the trigger.  It was marked S.D. IV which is X'd out and now has K.D. 117.  There was a thread that linked to Old German Military/Police markings , I found S.D which I think is a Prussian Police, Duesseldorf District.  I can't figure out the K.D 117.

Any help with the markings?  Thanks!


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Re: Markings Help with 1914 Mauser
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 09:31:35 AM »
Both are Wiemar era (between WWI & WWII) police markings. The best reference for these type of markings is "History Written in Steel" by Don Maus. He is a member on Jan Still's luger forum. If you post a thread there he would probably reply with the meaning of both markings or you could buy his book.
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