The Sauer 38H that I am inquiring about was brought back from WWII by my dad. Sorry, I don't have any photos. It has a serial 289XXX. Does anyone know date of manufacturing? No proof mark on the left side of the trigger guard, anyone know why? Proof marks located on the right side of the frame, the slide, and the barrel all have an eagle with outstretched wings over an N. I assume N is for Nitrocellulous. Is this a police, military, or paramilitary issued pistol. The magazine does not have any serial numbers and my dad never had but one magazine. The holster has a stamped number on the underside of the flap only the last two digits are readable _ _ _ 43, any clues on the stamping? Grips are black with SuS on them and have 242/25R & 242/25L on inside. Inside has "H" stamped in a couple of places. Pistol has manual safety and the cocking/decocking lever. The pistol is in good condition, but shoots about 1.5 inches(or should that be 45 mm) to the right. I took it to the range, had a gunsmith check it first, after 24 rounds the barrel turned blue from heat, but the 60 year old mag and 40 year old ammo never failed. I had purchased a new box of ammo just in case the old stuff was bad. My dad used this as his nightstand and car pistol. I have requested Jan's book on interlibrary loan.