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Old November 21, 2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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Loewe Berlin??

I found an old barrel in my grampas basement and the only thing I can read on it says Loewe Berlin and I think it reads 1887? Any info on this gun would be much appreciated.
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Old November 21, 2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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Ludwig Loewe of Berlin was a pre-WW1 military rifle built, who built the early Peter-Paul Mauser rifles.

In 1896, Ludwig Loewe joined with a cartridge company and became DWM, who built Mauser rifles and pistols until the end of WWII.

With a date in the late 1880's it's likely a barrel from a German Model 1888 rifle.
This was the first German smokeless powder rifle, and was in 7.9mm, often called the 8mm.
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Old November 22, 2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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WOW! Thanks for the information you guys actually do know everything. Also is it worth anything? Thanks again
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