Jan C. Still Lugerforums banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hi just picked up a p-38 from an enstate its marked byf 44 with a police eagle L its 99 % all matching with holster and extra mag im trying to find out an approximate value as i already have a p-38 ihave pics if anyone could help me out ive looked in blue book but cant find anything for this pistol thanks jim [email protected]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
254 Posts
The Blue Book doesn't list all that many variations. According to the Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms, Mauser was the only firm to produce police P-38s during 1943-45. The byf44 Police P-38 is listed at $2200 for exc. (98% or better), 1500 for very good 92% or better).
Copyright on my book is 2001, so these prices are certainly out of date.
The gun should have a commercial Eagle/N proof.
The book says "it is wise to have them examined by an expert before purchasing."
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
can anyone help with posting pics here can the be uploaded to this site or must they uploaded to a site like vendio and then linked here thanks jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
485 Posts
You can post directly to this forum.
Here is an instructional I put together:


Subject: How to post a photo(s)

Step 1. Select "Insert an Image File [max 300k]" which is marked with an icon of a paperclip, and is below the text box of the posting.

Step 2. A pop up window will appear on your screen.

Step 3. Use the “Browse” button to search your computer for the JPEG image file which you want to post.

Step 4. Note: The file name of the image file must not contain any symbols or spaces. The file name can contain letters and numbers. Remember, no symbols, no spaces.

Step 5. Upon finding and selecting your chosen image file, it will appear in the dialogue box adjacent to the “Browse” button.

Step 6. Use the “Upload file to ....post” button to begin the uploading process. This will take a few seconds.

Step 7. If your file is too big, exceeding the [max 300k], then you will receive a prompt informing you that the file is too big. You should reduce the size, or pixel count, or section your file into two or more files, and try uploading again.

Step 8. If you file has an incorrectly formatted name, then you will receive a prompt informing you of the parameters for a correct name. You should rename the file and try again. Remember, no symbols, no spaces, although I have been able to use a dash (-) successfully.

Step 9. If your file is uploaded, then you will receive a prompt telling you that you were “successful”. Close the pop up window, unless you want to post another image file in the same posting. In that case leave the pop up window open, and continue to use the "Browse" button to search for your additional image file.

Step 10. You will see coding appear in your posting. This coding represents your image in your posting.

Step 11. If you want to post another image in the same posting, just repeat this process, and you will have multiple images in the same posting. This is better than creating a new topic for each image that you want to post.

Step 12. Similarly, if you wish to edit the text, or add an image, to a reply you have previously posted, then select the “pencil” icon a the top of your posting and repeat the image posting procedure.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
15,522 Posts
Under the Help Section of this forum, I made a page to assist users to post images; I included pictures of each step and text to help people. There are also other tips and hints in this same section;

http://www.gunboards.com/luger/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=193

{{was in a rush and not very clear}} Image page, what the hell does that mean! jesh, sorry about that.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
thanks i was away on vacation and havent been back on the board you guys area awealth of info qucik question my gun has a either a T or L in the serial number its kinda hard to tell its proabbly a T what does this Denote thanks jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
254 Posts
Jim:
The Germans used four-digit serial numbers -= 1 to 9,999 (I think).
They then went back to 1 for the next range, and added a letter suffix for the next 10,000 pieces, beginning with `a'. This continued throughout the calendar year. The following year, it started over at the beginning.
The letter suffixes are lower case, so a `t' should be crossed.
JT
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
569 Posts
JT..you are partially correct.

All makers used only 4 digits. After the first block, they added a lower case letter [suffix] to differentiate between the blocks.

Only Walther started over at the first of the year. Mauser and Spreewerk both went straight thru the alphabet. Mauser started over with another no letter block in late 1944. Spreewerk started over about the first of 1945 but they used a letter prefix</u>. So, the "z" suffix was followed by an "a" prefix at that time.

None of the polce guns have a suffix

Orv

Orvel L. Reichert
P O Box 67
Vader WA 98593
360 245 3492 tel
360 245 3702 fax
360 520 6520 cel
[email protected]

Quote.....Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.-- Richard Bach
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top