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pistol, automatic

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  • Other titles
    • Luger Model P08/14 centrefire semi-automatic pistol, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • German Pistole Parabellum 1908
  • Description
    Luger Model P08/14 semi-automatic pistol, WW1
    semi-automatic pistol; centre fire; long barrel; German military Navy/Artillery issue; adjustable back sight; chequered wooden grips; fixed lanyard loop on rear of pistol; safety catch on left hand side at rear; with magazine
    magazine: 8-round magazine with wooden endcap
    serial number on rear underside of barrel, forward underside of body, and left front upper of body: 5306
    on removable parts: 06
    date on top of chamber: 1917
    maker's mark on top of toggle: DWM
    German military proofs on right front of body
    under safety: GESICHERT
    manufacturer: Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken AG, Germany c1917
  • Place
  • Other Number
    286275, A7046, 1977.112
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pistol, automatic, 1977.112, A7046, 286275, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 18 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1977.112, A7046,
  • Notes
    Luger Model P.08/14 centrefire semi-automatic pistol and magazine, WW1
    One of a pair obtained by donor from Mr Bert McCulloch who claimed he got them from two German officers who were menacing him during WW1.
    Bert McCulloch
    This was possibly 17/128 Sergeant Robert McCulloch, NZ Veterinary Corps, of Te Kuiti. Alternatively it might refer to 11507 Bert McCullough, Auckland Infantry, 12th Reinforcements, whose mother lived at Ranfurly Rd Epsom, or 13/2220 Bertie Everlie McCullough, Auckland Mounted Rifles, who worked for Henderson & Pollard at the time of his enlistment in 1915, and who died in 1923 of wounds received during the war.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Production
    DWM (gunmaker)
    Circa 1917
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Signature/marks
    5306b  (firearm serial number)
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › steel
      steel, walnut
    • 0 - Whole › walnut
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 340mm
      (overall length: 340mm barrel length: 200mm (8 inches) calibre: 9mm)
    • 0 - Whole length : 200mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 35mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 128mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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