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S/42 LUGER DATED 1936, SERIAL NUMBER 1171o, WITH ACCESSORIES.
During 1936 Mauser produced approximately 89,500 Lugers in the 5000f to 4500p serial range for the German military (a very few went to the police). These bear a 1936 date, S/42 code and E(droop wing)/63 acceptance stamp.


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Figure 1. 1936 dated, S/42 code Luger, serial number 1171o. Note the exposed style of serial number placement.


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Figure 2. 1936 dated, S/42 code Luger, serial number 1171o. In 1935 Hitler renounced the armament restrictions established by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles and started openly rearming Germany. The military date code (G) was discontinued at the end of 1935. Starting in 1936 Mauser Lugers manufactured for the military bore the full manufacturing date.


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Figure 3. 1936 dated, S/42 code Luger, serial number 1171o. Right receiver and barrel, showing mid test proof and E(droop wing)/63 acceptance stamp.



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Figure 4. 1936 dated, S/42 code Luger, serial number 1171o. Serial number on the frame and barrel. Note the halo on the barrel serial number digits and 8.82 barrel gauge digits.


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Figure 5. 1936 dated, S/42 code Luger, serial number 1171o, with 1936 dated holster.


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Figure 6. 1936 dated, S/42 code Luger, serial number 1171o. Full rig showing, 1936 dated Luger, 1936 dated holster, E(droop)/63 marked crimped nickel plated magazine, and E(droop)/63 tool.



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Figure 7. Back of holster.


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Figure 8. Holster: manufacturer, city, date and acceptance stamp: FR & K. VOEGEL / KOLN-DEUTZ / 1936, and E / WaA 387.


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Figure 9. Interior of the holster showing details of the tool and magazine pouch.


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Figure 10. Details of the E(droop wing)/63 tool.
 
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