8/7/18 - This is an original WW1 production Luger magazine. The wood base has some light "chewing"/chipping on the ears - or ends of the base. The tube has a reddish discoloration, but I believe this is paint and not rust. The follower is discolored and worn, but the magazine is original and fully functional overall. The base is stamped with a serial number, but then appears to have another serial number beside or over top the original numbering. There are two imperial proof stamps. Guaranteed original.