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a friend of mine is picking up a Sauer 38H with serial number 399878, with eagle N/37 with two line on the left hand side.
Any idea of date would be good so I can tell him
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1043? One of William the Conquerer"s Lugers Obviously Jim meant 1943. And he is trying for my record of the most typos.
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I would love some help! I just inherited a 38h with the serial number 400546. It has the eagle with the "N" underneath it and no mark on the front of the trigger guard. It has two magazines and a leather holster. The only other thing I know is that my grandfather brought it back from the war. I would love any additional information or year of manufacture. Thank you!
 

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Greetings from Croatia. I just bought 38H, police version with serial number 326174. I would like to know approximate manufacture date, please help with the info....
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Your Sauer was made in late October 1943 and is a commercial variation. It was probably a private purchase Sauer by an officer. Does the holster have any identifying stamps or a manufacturer's name? Stay well, Jim Cate, author of the Sauer reference books.
 

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Thank You Jim. Unfortunately holster does not have any stamps on it.
Trigger guard has an Eagle/C mark, i thought that makes this pistol police variation?
Regards.

Your Sauer was made in late October 1943 and is a commercial variation. It was probably a private purchase Sauer by an officer. Does the holster have any identifying stamps or a manufacturer's name? Stay well, Jim Cate, author of the Sauer reference books.
 

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You did not mention the police acceptance (or any acceptance) in your original inquiry. Therefore I assumed it to be a commercial pistol. Thanks for the update.
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Sorry, my mistake not mentioning it.
Thank You for providing information.
Cheers,
Elvis

You did not mention the police acceptance (or any acceptance) in your original inquiry. Therefore I assumed it to be a commercial pistol. Thanks for the update.
Stay well, Jim
 

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Hey all - discovered this forum searching for info on a s/n 510935. if you'd confirm that it falls into the post war US occupied time frame? I'm told that it was a GI "Bring Back" out of Concord, NC purchased in the 80’s from the family of the Veteran. Any details on the units and time frame that they were there? Resources appreciated.

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This Sauer was assembled from remaining parts after the American GIs arrived on April 4, 1945. Several thousand of these were made as souvenirs for the GIs, as yours was. Your pistol will not have any Eagle N proofs on the frame, slide or barrel. It certainly could well be a "GI bringback" no doubt about that. Regards, JIM
 

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Hi Jim,
Here is one for your data base.
Have a Sauer 38 H serial 343567 Eagle N on right side frame & top of slide Eagle C on left trigger guard.
Any info woul be helpfull.
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Greetings, just inherited a 38H from my grandfather. Serial 424280, police issue with with eagle "C" and leather holster. Based on some of the other police issued serial numbers posted here, I'm going to guess manufacturing dates to late 1943 or early 1944, but wanted to ask.

Additionally, I've noticed that some of the inquiries have mentioned their mags are stamped with the serial number, however, many aren't (mine included). Was there a reason some mags were stamped and some weren't, or is that another example of a detail dropped as the war progressed?

Lastly, does anyone know of any good resources to learn more about the holsters? Was the style of holster issued based on the branch of service (military/police), geographic location, or by date of issue? While they are all similar in shape, there seems to be quite a bit of variety in style between manufacturers and I'd like to learn more.

Thank you in advance!

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Very nice pistol. My personal opinion this holster did not have a 38h in it. Note the extra mag pouch appears to not have the typical 38 Sauer mag bump imprinted in the leather. I would venture if your grandfather brought this back, he picked up a loose holster, very commonly down in its day.
Some very good resources for holsters including books and the internet.

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The pistol E/C is a police issue serial number 424xxx issued late 43 as for the holster, to me it also looks like a police issue. It be nice to see the flap in a closed position in order to see the closure strap, a shot of the rear of the holster would help as I see the closer button has been lost and it look like Robert Larsen 1941 Berlin Mfg. mark as to what weapon is was issued for I am not sure some of the police holsters did hold some similar pistols like the Walther PP I have seen holsters meant for the Sauer that did not show the bump from the mag. If some of info is wrong Jim will make it right and that is happily excepted.
Happy Hunting!
Peter
 
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