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Jager-Pistole, D.R.P. angem with imperial marks.

BCannonBCannon Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
edited January 2014 in Ask the Experts
I have been given a Jager-Pistole, D.R.P. Angem. I assume its from 1920 as that is stamped on it. It also has a crown and a "N" on the side, which I was told where markings of an imperial. Does anybody know what something like this is worth?

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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Need quality photos for accurate identification and valuation.

    Instructions for posting photos at this link.


    http://forums.GunBroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=259294


    That said. The Jager is a very uncommon, and little seen W W I pistol.

    The 1920 date signifies that it was used by the post W W I German Army. Known as the Reichswehr. All military firearms used by the Reichswehr had to be inventoried. And stamped with the 1920 date. I have seen a number of Mauser rifles, and Luger & Mauser pistols with the 1920 date stamp. This is the first Jager, I've run across.




    EDIT #1,

    This photo off the net shows the German commercial proof marks on a Jager pistol. Even though the Jager's were made during the First World War. My understanding is that they were made for commercial sale, not specifically for the German military. This is why it's so unusual to run across a Jager, with a Reichswehr inventory marking. If it isn't a fake? The only reasonable explanation, would be that it was purchased as personal property by a German W W I soldier. Than some how acquired
    by the Reichswehr, for their use after the end of the war.



    gjamison-albums-pistol-picture2719-004.jpg
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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    Interesting pistol only forged part is barrel most other parts Stamped . normally does Not have proof marks but Does have serial on left side below the word Jager in front of trigger guard

    EDIT nice story.
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    BCannonBCannon Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks, I will get pictures up in a day or so.
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    BCannonBCannon Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think this is how I'm suppose to post pictures https://imageshack.com/a/BsEq/1

    The history I got on this gun goes like this.

    My father was given this gun in the mid 70's by his neighbor, when he started the police department. His neighbor got it in the 50's from a "D.P." (displaced person) from Poland. My dads neighbor was out pheasant hunting when he came across the D.P. using this 32 Jager to hunt. The Polish man gave him the gun in exchange of two pheasants that my dads neighbor had shot.

    My dad told me neither him nor the neighbor had done anything to the gun besides normal cleaning and oiling it. My dad has fired it. I have not.

    So I'd say that it is in original condition, because when the neighbor received it in the 50's it would not have been that old. The left side markings are hard to read, beacause of wear, but they are there. The right side is much easier to see.
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