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Predicate Object 26 Nov 1956 1956-11-26T00:00:00.000Z 1956-11-26T00:00:00.000Z 1956.170 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1956.170, W1253 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:38:30.834Z Firearms 55 restricted access - firearms, C endorsement Luger P08 German military issue semi-automatic pistol, 1917 German standard issue pistol, WW1 period. Probably brought back from WW1. The donor, RB Giesen was probably 66070 Pte Russell Baxendale Giesen who left New Zealand with the 33rd Reinforcements in December 1917. Luger P08 German military issue semi-automatic pistol with magazine and holster, 1917 semi-automatic pistol with magazine and leather holster; Luger 1917, Pistole 08; 9mm calibre; toggle action; safety catch on right hand side; fixed lanyard loop at rear missing: firing pin and spring holster: brown leather flap-top holster with captive spare magazine pocket on right hand edge; under flap pouch for Luger disassembly tool; strap for assisting removal of Luger; two belt loops on rear; maker's cartouche on rear: imperial German crown / III magazine: 8 round stacked magazine with wooden endcap markings: right forward of body: four manufacturer's and proof marks serial number on left forward of body, on rear underside of barrel, and front of body above trigger guard: 1228 on all removable parts: 28 maker's details at top of toggle action: DWM and crest on top of chamber/body: date: 1917 magazine number on wooden magazine endcap: 2686 interior of holster maker's details stamped: SCHWARZENBERGER / & Co / NURNBERG / 1918 stamped under flap (possibly Bavarian Artillery, 11th regiment): B.A.XI manufacturer DWM Germany, 1917 pistol, automatic
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