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Hi John,

Fine looking 'G' you have there, and nice pictures too. I am certainly not the most experienced person in this forum, but I can tell you a few things.
It is rather difficult to see the suffix clearly (the italic character under the sn on front of the receiver and the magazine), but it looks like an 'e'.
It could also be a 'c'. Anyway, it should be any character between 'a' and 'f'.

When 'e' it is a so called G date-S/42 Luger, produced by Mauser works in 1935, of the 2nd subvariation. The resolution of your pic's is not high enough to read the Army acceptance stamp on the right side of the receiver, it should be Eagle above 211 I think, the other stamp might be anything between B 90, S 91 or S 92 between two curled lines. There is no sear safety, so it would propably not have been issued to a Police force, and alsmost certainly to the German Army.There were about 20.000 pistols like that made.

In Jan C. Still's 'Third Reich Lugers' you could read more details of this 'G' type on pages 27 through 38. A good book, you really need to have it.

The holster looks also fine, but I cannot see any stamping on the back or front side. Please quote the name of the manufacturer, it should be on the backside. The year of production matches the pistol perfectly.

Well you see, you get more questions than clear answers from me. But the details make the difference...

It is very slippery for me to estimate a value - the details asked for are important, and prices vary greatly between dealers, fairs, deals between fellow collectors. May be someone closer to the market in the USA could give you a reliable value.

All over, this rig looks fine, with less than usual wear.

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Luftwaffeace, Contrary to what others may think, it's my opinion your holster is not and never was, made in 1935. This holster was made, due to it's unique construction style either in the WW1 era or immediately after, in the Weimar era. During the late 20's and early 30's the Germans simplified and strengthend the Luger holster. They did this by incorporating the hinge that connects the body to top into the back body panel instead of using a seperate hinge piece. They also added a back supporting panel to the magazine area. The bottom of the interior liner panel was not stitched previously and they added this feature as well. The holster shown has none of these modern additions which were incorporated long before 1935. The only other conclusion I can think of that would account for a 1935 being on this holster is perhaps it is a serial number to a pistol that was mated to it at one time. This is relatively common on Police holsters, they were seriald to the pistol and marked into the leather back panel in the upper right corner.
Where does the 1935 appear on this holster and is there a maker mark? Any other date appear on the inside of the top lid? If you can show a photo of this maker mark I would dearly love to see it. Also let me know it's location.
I cannot estimate the value of your pistol, I will let other more knowledgable people do that. Some quick draw artist has horribly vandalized the front of your holster by cutting a large portion out of it and has ruined any collector value it had. From what I can see of the cut it looks recent too. This makes this holster worth about $50.00. I am assuming you were looking for an accurate and honest analysis of what you have, although often new members don't like what they hear. Hope this helps, please come back with some more information because it is an interesting subject and helps to educate us all. Thanks, Jerry Burney

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Nice G-date with matched extra magazine is a good collection piece. The holster, as has been mentioned, is of a style dating to the WW1-era. 1935 dated military holsters are very uncommon and popular collector's items. All I have seen are made by Heinichen in Dresden but there may be one other maker my memory fails to recall. Your holster was cut in front and has been dyed black (originally looks like it was a medium brown). Values are probably not appropriate to suggest in an online forum--a formal appraisal from a luger expert who can inspect the pistol is recommended. Congratulations on owning a nice luger.
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