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I have had this 42 byf for quite some time but recently found the parts/accessories at the Reno show to complete a full rig. The Luger is in very nice condition with beautiful light wood grip panels. It is all matching with the exception of the magazines. The Luger and the tool are both E/135 acceptance stamped. The holster is dated 1938 and is WaA170 acceptance stamped. The holster is in excellent condition black in color with all stiching nicely preserved and intact. Also, in the rig picture is a German army infantry badge.
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Lloyd,

Thank you for your usual outstanding presentation of a beautiful rig! I have been looking for a 42 byf of this quality for some time, but have yet to find one.

Incidentally, do you know if there are any good shows scheduled in Las Vegas this winter?

Charles
 

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Charles,

Thanks for your kind remarks on my above presentation on the 42 byf!

There are several more gun shows in Las Vegas before the year ends. I went to the Claude Hall show at Cashman Center yesterday and it was a total waste of time from a vintage collectible military pistol standpoint. Coming up in October at the Tropicana is a new gun show by Crossroads of the West. It will be October 9th and 10th. Later in October is the RK Show at Cashman field--October 23rd and 24th. At the end of October, the 29th thru the 31st is the Las Vegas Antique Arms show at Mandalay Bay.

The RK show the 23rd and 24th can be good at times but there is never much from the collectible pistol perspective. I purchased a very nice HSc Mauser E/135 marked rig from a brother of a collector that had passed away for a very attractive price about a year ago. Haven't seen much since. The Las Vegas Antique Arms show use to be at the Riviera Hotel and Casino and in my opinion the move to Mandalay Bay has not been a good venue change for the show. The Las Vegas Antique Arms show in January (January 28-30 2005) at Mandalay Bay should be a decent show for the vintage military pistol collector. The January show is always the biggest and I have acquired a number of collectible pistols at that show over the years. Always a lot of high end Winchester LA, muzzle loader, flintlock and Colt SA Army pistols but there are always some German/Axis WWII military pistols there to examine.

Hope you can make it to a show. Let me know if and when you are attending and I would be pleased to meet you! Best, Lloyd in Vegas.
 

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Lloyd,

Thank you very much for the information! From your description, it sounds as though the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show at Mandalay Bay on January 28-30 2005 would be the best show.

I haven't been up there in several months, but usually when I'm in "Vegas" I stay at the Rio, or Treasure Island, (I really prefer the Rio, maybe because the crap tables there are generally kind to me!) But once in town, it would be no problem to get to Mandalay Bay.

I've marked the January show on my calender, and if my schedule allows me to attend, I'll advise you about a month in advance, and it would be my pleasure to meet you at the show!

Thanks again, and best regards,

Charles
 
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