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PERSIAN G DATE, CUTAWAY, SERIAL NUMBER 14

During 1935/1936 Mauser manufactured Lugers with 4 and 8 inch barrels for the Persian military. These were delivered during 1935 and 1936. Reportedly the first 50 were cutaway for training guns.(See Third Reich Lugers page 178, 185-189)

A lot of 39 cutaway Persian Lugers was purchased by Allen Kelley more than 20 years ago. These were imported into the USA and advertised in Shot Gun News (Kelley reported that the where about’s of the remaining 11 cutaways is unknown). Some bear “G” dates over the chamber. The prices ranged from $550 for one at 40% blue and broken grips; to $2000 for mint with a matching magazine. The one shown here , serial number 14, was listed as 98 % with a non matching magazine for $1250.


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Figure 1. Left side and top of Persian Cutaway, serial number 14. All the serial numbers and safety markings are in Farsi.


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Figure 2. Top of Persian Cutaway, serial number 14. A “G” (partly cutaway) is over the chamber.



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Figure 3. Right side of Persian Cutaway, serial number 14. The crown on the forward end of the right receiver is a Persian proof/acceptance stamp. It is of interest to note the change of position of the exposed parts as the toggle is retracted.


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Figure 4. Right side of Persian Cutaway, serial number 14. Note the change of position of the exposed parts as the toggle starts up.


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Figure 5. Right side of Persian Cutaway, serial number 14. Note the change of position of the exposed parts as the toggle is fully retracted.



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Figure 6. Right slant, Persian Cutaway, serial number 14, with toggle fully retracted.


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Figure 7. Left slant, Persian Cutaway, serial number 14, with toggle fully retracted.
 

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Hi Jan;
I own Serial No. 37 it is from the personal collection of Mr. Mel Torme. It is in mint condition and has a matching mag. It is a "G" dated model. This gun is pictured in Ralph Shattucks book.
 
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