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1937 S/42, SERIAL NUMBER 3271x, WITH 2 MATCHING MAGAZINES AND HOLSTER AND 1938 S/42, SERIAL NUMBER 7289i, WITH 2 MATCHING MAGS AND HOLSTER David Mills photographs, collection and information.
Note: droop eagle=DE; stick eagle=SE

For more detail on the1937 S/42 and the 1938 S/42 Lugers click on the posts below and see “Third Reich Lugers” page 39 and 40.
* S/42 CODE-1937-BLUED, sn 6561u, rig Jan C Still
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*S/42-1938 DATED-KREIGSMARINE LUGER Jan C Still
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Figure 1. 1937 and 1938 dated Mauser S/42 rigs. Left, 1937 S/42 code, blued Variation Luger, complete with 2 matching blued case (crimped) magazines; and 1936 dated, Karl Bocker Waldbrol, DE/ WaA387 stamped holster. Right, 1938 S/42 code, Luger complete with 2 matching blued case (crimped) magazines and 1937 dated, R. Ehrhardt Poessneck, DE/WaA186 stamped holster.


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Figure 2. Top, right side 1938 S/42, serial number 7289i. Bottom, right side 1937 S/42, serial number 3271x. Note: both are hot salt blued and have salt blued small parts.


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Figure 3. Right, receiver1937 S/42, serial number 3271x. It is acceptance stamped DE/63, DE/63; and mid eagle test proofed.


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Figure 4. 1937 S/42, serial number 3271x, matching magazines. Both bear the stick eagle/63 acceptance stamps.


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Figure 5. Right, receiver1938 S/42, serial number 7289i. It is acceptance stamped SE/63, SE/63; and mid eagle test proofed.


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Figure 6. 1938 S/42, serial number 7289i, matching magazines. Both bear the stick eagle/83 acceptance stamps.


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Figure 7. 1938 S/42, serial number 7289i, details of its E/83 stamped magazine. The “8" in not well formed and at a quick glance is sometimes mistaken for a “6".
 

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Figure 8. Holsters shown in Figure 1 above, details of manufacture and date stamps. Top,1936 dated, Karl Bocker Waldbrol, DE/ WaA387 stamped holster. Bottom, 1937 dated, R. Ehrhardt Poessneck, DE/WaA186 stamped holster. David Mills photographs, collection and information.
 

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These three Lugers represent the change fron droop wing to stick wing acceptance stamps on Mauser Lugers:
Droop Wing Eagle=DE, Stick Wing Eagle =SE, Mid Test Proof=MTP

1937 S/42, sn 3271x, DE/63 DE/63 MTP

1937 S/42, sn 3289z, SE/63 DE/63 MTP

1938 S/42, sn 7289i, SE/63 SE63 MTP
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Droop Wing Eagle=DE, Stick Wing Eagle =SE, Mid Test Proof=MTP
1937 S/42, sn 12xxr, DE/63 DE/63 MTP (Simpsons list)
1937 S/42, sn 6561u, DE/63 DE/63 MTP
1937 S/42, sn 2536x, DE/63 DE/63 MTP
1937 S/42, sn 3271x, DE/63 DE/63 MTP
1937 S/42, sn 3289z, SE/63 DE/63 MTP
1937 S/42, sn 8xxb, SE/63 SE/63 MTP (Simpsons list)
1938 S/42, sn 7289i, SE/63 SE/63 MTP
1938 S/42, sn 6318L, SE/63 SE/63 MTP
1938 S/42, sn 2654n, SE/63 SE/63 MTP
1938 S/42, sn 2176m, SE/83 SE/63 MTP

Update, I added several lugers to the above list. The transition from DE/63 DE/63 to SE/63 DE/63 and to SE/63 SE/63 and then to SE/83 SE/63 occurs in the serial range from 1937 S/42, sn 3271x; to 1938 S/42, sn 2176m. Any additional data to better tie down this transition would be greatly appreciated and reported on this Forum.
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Jan..... Thanks for catching my error. GOOD EYE !!!! The #3289 that I was trying to make into an "X" block is a "Z" block gun. The other 1937 I have REALLY is an "X" block although not nearly as close.

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Front of frame:


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Acceptance on #2536x:


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Tough getting good help these days. I guess one of my New Year's resolution should be drinking better whiskey..... I think this cheap stuff is bad for my eyes..... Happy New Year........
 
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