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Has any one ever seen a 1937 Kreighoff with "Not english made" stamped on the right side of the receiver, why it would have been put there, and what it might be worth?
 

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Geronimo... Welcome to the board. It would really help if you could post some pictures of the Luger or give as many details as you can about it before anybody can really give you any idea of value.
 

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Digging up a very old Post...not sure what the SN was of the gun in Post # 1...but it was noted as being a 1937-Date (and not a S-Code...)

But this SN-2788 (S-Code) was on the RIA auction in 4-2016 and it has Brit Proofs on the top of the rear toggle link and along the right side in several places. Even has the "Not English Make" on the right frame rail. It has a Mauser S/42 replacement side-plate, too. Noted has partially refinished/reblued.

It was their Lot # 1569, going hammer-down for $ 3,737.50.

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/67/1569#detail
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This is not a Krieghoff but also market "Not British made" as I understand those are captured guns but possibly used in the service of the English. This one is a 1938 S/42
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I think the "Not English Make" was in effect in the UK from 1925 to 1955...superceeded by other markings.

As I understand, any foreign made gun coming into the UK had to be inspected/proofed by one of the official proof houses before it could be owned and/or make its way into the retail trade.

I had a '41 "Black Widow" Mauser that had all those stampings too. It was a $ 1200 purchase that I sold for $ 1250 about 9 years later.

It had some story with it...gun captured by the Brits, brought back to England, for clandestine use by UK operatives behind the German lines. Never believe a story with a gun...
 

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I have a Vickers with the same marking, which was obviously a mistake in that case. :)
 
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