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Obtained a luger directly from vet this past weekend- the luger is in nice shape about a solid 85% blue, some straw left, moderate holster wear, small areas of pepper corrosion that cleaned off quite nicely, not real pitting, just mottled finish- nice smooth excellent bore, all matching with exception of mag- has g in front of trigger guard- what is that ? doesn't make it a g date does it? also approximate value if don't mind in this condition. ser # 5879

thanks, Dr. Bill

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Hello Bill,

Glad to see you on the forum, Welcome!

Saw your profile, I am retired US Army Military Police, still a member of FOP.

The "g" is a suffix, i.e. every 10,000 lugers would be a new suffix letter, started with 1, then after 10K, 1a, then another 10K 1b, etc., up to 1g, then up to # 5879g.

The "g" dates were made in 1935, the nazi's were hiding the year make of the guns. While yours was actually made in 1938, and they were hiding the maker, thus S/42 means it was made by Mauser.

Pictures are really needed to make a value, 85% blue and the slight motteling / pitting would bring value down, but still value should be well over $600? Others opninions?

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