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Predicate Object 1929 1929-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1929-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1929.334 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1929.334, W1097.2 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-11-13T02:33:20.282Z Firearms 65 restricted access - firearms, C endorsement Luger Model P08/14 German military issue semi-automatic pistol (standard artillery pistol), 1917 Collected during WW1 by WW Averill or his brother LCL Averill. 13/2278 2nd Lieut. WW Averill served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles while his brother 462192nd Lieut. Leslie CL Averill, served with the NZ Rifle Brigade [1918-1919], receiving the Military Cross for bravery at Bapaume, and was later the first New Zealander to enter the town of Le Quesnoy from a scaling ladder. In Le Quesnoy Averill helped round up over 700 prisoners. Parabellum or Luger Navy / Artillery Standard Model P08/14 semi-automatic pistol, 1917, WW1 Standard German military issue artillery pistol automatic: Standard Luger Model 1917 navy or artillery model pistol, 9mm calibre; long (8 inch) barrel accessories: wooden stock/holster fitting with leather cap and straps markings: Germany military proofs: right hand top receiver German regimental markings: on front strap serial number: all matching serial numbers except on magazine: 7196 b date: 1917; on butt: 108 S 1. 7 number on magazine: 523; subscript: b maker's initials: DWM maker: Deutsches Waffen und Munitionsfabriken AG, circa 1917 pistol, automatic
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