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All, I’m looking at a CZ 27 with a 1944 commercial proof (Rampant Lion over N / 44) on the front, left side of trigger card. This seems odd for several reasons:

(1) based on estimates of production by year in the Berger book, SN 251xxx should date to 1943;
- German production started at about SN 20500;​
- by the end of 1941, total production at about 42,000 (whether that is 42,000 from SN 20,500, or 42,000 SNs in 1941 alone is unclear, but I “think” it means up to SN 42,000 had been manufactured at / near the end of 1941);​
- about 100,000 made in 1942; and​
- almost 200,000 were produced in 1943.​
Accordingly, even if there was -0- production in 1941, SN 251xxx should have been made around the fall of 1943;​
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(2) I’ve read that by 1944 all output was going to the military, and certainly not diverted for commercial sale, this has the commercial proof.
Any thoughts on this?

JGW
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Question: I assume the grips in my pictures are not OEM original. Did commercial sales have the same grips as used on military issue pistols?

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It was rude of me to jump on JGW's post like I did, I let my frustration from dealing with this pistol on Saturday carry me away.
Hessian, no big deal. Don’t worry about it.

I haven’t received a response from the seller, which makes me think it’s already sold and the GI site I’m looking at is not updated. It’s a shame, as I really wanted that CZ 27. But, it seems I would t have gotten it anyway, since Hessian tried to buy it the day before I did.

Note to self: add GunsAmerica to my daily search que so that Hessian (or someone else) doesn’t beat me to the punch!

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