Smellieguy Posted 4 August , 2014 Share Posted 4 August , 2014 Hello there! New member here from the great state of Georgia, USA. I'm very glad to have found this forum, as the First World War is of great interest to me. Hope to gain some valuable info here. So I'd like to start off with my German capture 1889 Belgian Mauser. I found this a couple of weeks ago, and let me tell you, these rifles are not common at all here. So imagine how happy I was to find one right before the 100th anniversary of the German invasion of Belgium. It bears all the markings of a German capture, Imperial eagles, the 'Deutsches Reich' stamp on the butt, but the one thing I can't get any info on is the buttplate tang markings. Top row is 'N 7945' which I believe are the Belgian unit marks, then below that is 'A.P. DEUTSCHE' or 'A.D. DEUTSCHE'....its kind of rusted over, but the last word is definitely 'DEUTSCHE'. German for sure, but meaning? No one here knows. I was hoping some of the more learned here may have seen this. Once again, very glad to be here! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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