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* Photo Study1936 S/42, sn 5177m,

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I have attempted to present an excellent example of a 1936 S/42 luger which might enlighten some asute collectors and if not trust you will enjoy it nevertheless. I find that the 1936 variation is almost without peer as to quality and represents some of Mauser's finest prewar efforts. I hope that you will too.

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170.23 KB I have show what otherwise would be a perfect set of grips save for the four prongs that are scarfed.

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103.84 KB This is one of three locations that I have observed which have a rockwell hardness test point.

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124.5 KB The wooden grip panels show no evidence of any proofmarks nor serial numbers.

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Interesting that we have two locations for the infamous RW marks.
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133.72 KB Intersting that we have the last two numbers stamped on the outside and the first two stamped on the inside along with two RW test points.

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140.69 KB The last of the three locations of RW test points, note also a script s in the bottom side of the toggle link.

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90.57 KB I have shown the matching magazine as I procurred this gun from a divorcing couple whose wife refused to turn over any of the duplicate luger magazines so somewhere out there is my other magazine and I WILL find it. Download Attachment:[/b/ machine tool marks.JPG
130.14 KB This area is shown only to give one a perspective of what is the only surface on the outside that is with machine tool marks. All in all, I classify it as a " KEEPER ".

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Outstanding presentation.

Jan C Still
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KK, great pictures, really well done. Your duplicate magazine is probably sitting in a box in her basement, you ought to look her up on the internet, offer her $200 for ALL the magazines and she'd go for it today...

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