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    Hello, I'm new to the forum and figured I'd see if anyone here may have seen a Mauser 1914 similar to this example. Its marked GP76 on the left side of the frame, as well as having an interesting lanyard loop arrangement. I haven't been able to locate a similar example anywhere on the internet and am curious to figure out more about who or what this "GP76" is. As well as to figure out the strange lanyard loop.
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    In the book “History Writ in Steel” GP is referenced as meaning Grenz Polizei, or border police. Also mentioned is a Mauser 1914 that is marked GP 73 but no photo is provided. Don’t know anything about the lanyard loop.

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    When I see added lanyard loops I always think postwar police use, but I’m not sure if this was a ww1/Weimar era thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    When I see added lanyard loops I always think postwar police use, but I’m not sure if this was a ww1/Weimar era thing.


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    I had assumed the lanyard ring was added by a police or military organization. Seeing as it would be quite odd for "bubba" to add one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    In the book “History Writ in Steel” GP is referenced as meaning Grenz Polizei, or border police. Also mentioned is a Mauser 1914 that is marked GP 73 but no photo is provided. Don’t know anything about the lanyard loop.

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    Thanks for the info! I would assume the 76 in this case could be like a regimental number? Or a rack number perhaps?

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