View Full Version : Loewe Berlin??

November 21, 2005, 09:54 PM
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.

November 21, 2005, 11:55 PM
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.

November 22, 2005, 10:53 PM
WOW! Thanks for the information you guys actually do know everything. Also is it worth anything? Thanks again