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Ed, thanks a bunch!! Several days ago I made a comment to the post Jan made on his K-Date and he asked me to post some photos of one of mine. This K-Date has acceptance marks of O37 & S91, which is a transition between the O37 & O37 and the B-90 & S91. The parts are all marked with the "S", but some are Gothic and some are Script. I have tried to show all the external parts so marked. The magazine is a B90 acceptance stamped, S/N 3648 (236 numbers too high). The pistol serial number is right in the grey area for magazine acceptance marks between O37 and B90, but I expect it should properly be an O37 magazine. Enjoy!!
 

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Thanks for posting photographs of your K date with mixed scriptic and gothic S (subvariation 2). It is one of a few hundred that bear both the 0-37 and S-91 acceptance stamp.
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Jan, my pleasure! I also have a 1st and 4th Variation, but they are classical, as you describe in your post and book on Third Reich Lugers. The 4th Variation has one matching magazine S/N 9820.
 

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Hi Frank,

That is simply outstanding... There is something about "K" dates - and between your post , Ed's and Jan's - the "K" dates have a certain fascination which I can't explain. ( I have a WW2 German proofed HP Rig in similiar condition as your K date, and I keep wondering "if only these pieces could talk...."...)

Great pics - thanks.....
 

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Thanks John D., I have fortunately found three of these jewels. One 1st Variation that Teedoor restored for me. It was is terrible condition with some pretty bad pitting on the left side of both the barrel and trigger plate and left frame.

This one is the 2nd Variation and while it is "browning" it is a properly cared for well used pistol.

I also have a 98% 4th Variation, but it doesn't have the same intrigue as the other two. Other than the K on the chamber and the acceptance marks, it could be a 1938 1st Variation. Nice pistol though and I'll get some photos up soon.
 
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The transition from O-37 O-37 to B-90 S-91 was a very small transition. Like 100 numbers. Within this short range, most are B-90 O-37 pistols. Also within these 100 numbers a few O-37 O-37 pistols are mixed with these acceptance mark oddities. Your pistol number 3648 with the O-37 S-91 acceptance mark, is the highest serial number recorded during this acceptance mark transition. Hopefully, some other K-date collectors can add information relating to this period of Mauser K-date production. Very rare indeed.
 
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