Ok, I hope these come out ok.
As promised, I experimented with my new digital camera and the whole pics-email thing.
I hope these show what you might want.
This is Serial number 823583 from an earlier post of a week ago.
Thanks for your excellent photographs.
bayoned & Orv
The Kreigsmarine purchased their HSc's through commercial channels and these do not bear Army acceptance stamps. You have a Variation 2 KM HSc (823583)(see page 172 Axis Pistols for details). As Orv stated previously, these do not bear the Army E/135 stamp. It appears that an Army E/135 acepted HSc has had the Kreigsmarine Eagle/M added to the front strap.
Sorry to say, in my opinion you have a fake Kreigsmarine HSc.
I looked up Poncho's post covering his Police Mauser 1934 sn 572255. It does not (and should not) bear the Army E/655 stamp. I have been gone for a while so please be more specific as to which post.
The visible pin is one of four on each grip, driven in from the inside out. It appears that the grip was made in two sections, the inside-most piece fits the frame reccesses, while the outer part is the portion of the grip that you see. The two are held with tiny nails.
As to this being a probable fake, I must admit I'm bummed.
However, the price seems oddly low for the work involved.
Why fake it if not for profit?
Student1979, Jan, I've wondered about this myself.
The Ser. #590264, is a very low number within the Heereswaffenamt procurement range of 589562--624225, and outside/inbetween the two police E/L ser. # ranges of 571207--572370 and 610899--628585. Came with a police marked holster. The E/L marking is different, sort of a thinner fine line imprint, rather that the blocky imprint on my other two E/L M1934's. Seems that I recall seeing this thinner E/L markings on Lugers.
As always, your opinions would be appreciated.
Go on, I can take it.
Sorry to say ( for the reasons that you list above, and the fact that all reported police Mauser 1934's do not bear an Army acceptance stamp) in my opinion Mauser 1934, serial number 590264, with both Army E/655 and police E/L is a fake.
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