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Thread: Gew98 1908 Erfurt/1912 Spandau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfsburg View Post
    This is awesome! Good luck trying to find another prewar double date!
    Thanks buddy yeah this is definitely one of my favorites in my collection just because it's such an interesting variation.
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    Just curious has other rifles like this been posted here or is the first that was this fully detailed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    Just curious has other rifles like this been posted here or is the first that was this fully detailed?
    Been busy with the new G88 research thread, finished Steyr and Amberg, almost done with Loewe (tackling the easy ones first!) but have been meaning to look into this. Some lucky afternoon internet time I looked through 1912 Spandau, 3 recorded altogether, all d-blocks, below all d-blocks to place them into context, none earlier:

    1912 Spandau 1533 d
    1908-12 Erfurt-Spandau 2475 d
    1908-12 Erfurt-Spandau 2878 d

    1912 Spandau 5303 d (1.R.2.165)
    1912 Spandau 5344 d
    1908-12 Erfurt-Spandau 7301 d

    **1912 Spandau 429 1.R.2.32 (suffix unknown, possibly d-block due to similar unit marking)

    None similar 1911 or 1913

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    Interesting details Paul still it makes me wonder how many of these 1908 dated Erfurt left over receivers are out there. Have you recorded these being used by any of the other arsenals or makers by chance? Or have you only recorded them being used by Spandau in 1912 only?
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