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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I believe there were 4 different S/42 stamp variations during the period from 1934 (K date) to 1939. Feel free to add corrections and comments.
Photo 1- K dates with the scriptic "S". It appears there was a transition to the gothic "S" around serial number 8000.
Photo 2- Used from around K date sn 8000 to 1936 i/k suffix. Closed "4"
Photo 3- From around 1936 k suffix to 1938 b suffix. Open "4".
Photo 4- From around 1938 b suffix to 1939 p suffix.
Photo 5. This is from my 1939 S/42 sn 958q which was the very end of S/42 production. Were they just making use of extra spare toggles like in photo #3? Does anyone have a 1939 S/42 in the late p suffix or early q suffix with this type?
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I've made this a "stickie" and will add the info to a future revision of the FAQs. Thanks, Marc
 

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tharp,
Is that type 1 you posted in your collection? If it is could you post the serial number or a few more pictures?
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Beautiful Lugers abzug. The style of your S/42 stamps fit my range of the #4 photo. Serial number of your late p suffix? I love that plum color!
 

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Tom,
Thank you , Sir,
Very nice.
Good to see you back, abzug. You've been amongst the missing for a while.
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Hell, that stop most of us.😅
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Here is my 1937 S/42 Ser 7661X S/42 stamp. I notice the S is taller than the 42 font. I have seen that it is on G & K date lugers. I am wondering why that variation is on my 1937, could it be a replacement? I have seen photos of 1937 Lugers that the S and 42 are the same height.

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Mikearc, your S/42 stamp does look like the earlier K date to 1936 type. You toggles look good and if the 61 matches the serial number 7661x then maybe things aren't so cut and dry on the ranges of these S/42 stamps. I guess it's possible your toggle train was switched out but who knows?
 
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