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I wanted to see if I could get some feedback on my byf 42 serial # 4350. E/135 acceptance and late army proof.
I am not sure of the suffix (see photo)- I think "g" or "q" The photo makes it look a bit like a "p" but it is not - I also looked through the suffix images posted. The top of the letter is lightly stamped or worn/buffed off. In Jan Still's book - Third Reich Lugers, he indicates the "m" suffix was the end of the line for the byf 42's. Could it have been made from parts?

The other question is the extractor on this is unumbered and is not German is it Bulgarian or Persian?

I would appreciate any thoughts on this.
Scott Thompson
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I can not read the letter suffix but would guess that it is a "g". The extractor is Bulgarian and means 'CAPTURE". The E/135, late test proof, and "g" suffix is consistent with a byf 42 Luger. I do not know where the Bulgarian extractor came from.
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I can not read the letter suffix but would guess that it is a "g". The extractor is Bulgarian and means 'CAPTURE". The E/135, late test proof, and "g" suffix is consistent with a byf 42 Luger. I do not know where the Bulgarian extractor came from.
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Jan, Thanks for the imput and the ID on the extractor. In your book you note formal production ceased in mid 1942 but they continued to assemble a few byf 42 Lugers from the parts. With the odd Bulgarian extractor could it have been assembled from parts after the Bulgarian contract? or is it more likely the extractor was just a replacement part? - Scott
 

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Jan, Thanks for the imput and the ID on the extractor. In your book you note formal production ceased in mid 1942 but they continued to assemble a few byf 42 Lugers from the parts. With the odd Bulgarian extractor could it have been assembled from parts after the Bulgarian contract? or is it more likely the extractor was just a replacement part? - Scott
 

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I can not read the letter suffix but would guess that it is a "g". The extractor is Bulgarian and means 'CAPTURE". The E/135, late test proof, and "g" suffix is consistent with a byf 42 Luger. I do not know where the Bulgarian extractor came from.
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Wonderful forum, nice pictures! Just a small correction - the text on the extractor reads LOADED (ÏÚËÅÍÚ), not CAPTURE (ÏËÅÍÅÍÚ)
 
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