As I do not know you and you certainly do not know me I have to ask you on this one what do you call standard military proofs on a 1938 Mauser. Could it be a banner luger as the magazines are police marked 1 and 2 or what.Is it possible that this is a police luger and not a military one.
Your earlier post about the french luger's was very vague, my question was aimed at trying to find out if you knew what you were talking about as the 1903 French commercial with Charge on the extractor is very rare and the 1906 French commercial with several other distinguishable characteristics is even rarer
As to your above question
" Quote was there any situation where this combination would be correct unquote" .
The answer would be several situations.
You should attempt to answer Dwight"s detailed questions on the 1903 French and have the common courtesy to help the man out on his survey with serial numbers and so on.
No need to lay out the hard cash that would certainly be required, just ask the owner for another detailed look and copy everything pertinent down
Pictures are nice but those that do not have the ability to post photo's usually are a bit more detailed in their reply's.
The members on this forum give of their time freely and will try and help you but you have to do your part.
My earlier post was a bit rude and I have edited it, rudeness is not what this forum is about and I apologize to all.
1903 Pistols are not at all nearby. I cant examine them physically. I am going through an intermediary selling agent who is not a Luger buff but has been asked by the estate to take care of the sale. He is not a mail order seller and would rather sell from his showcases. I am going to buy all three French guns so everybody on this board can ask whatever they want when I get them in hand. I will keep you posted with whatever progress I make (if any) as it happens. As to not knowing me, I have been in Lugers since 1948 (9 years old). Lost interest during early high school, took up drag racing afterward, normal family circumstances, back into guns in the '70s. I would never claim to be any more than an amatuer. I have been in machine guns over the past 25 years, and as you know, prices of these guns have far outstripped Lugers, forcing me to abandon that field. I can pay $20000. for guns a couple of times a year but I already have an extensive collection of machine guns. In order to remain active, I have resurected an old love, Lugers. I find myself 25 years behind, as you might expect...........Few Luger collectors shoot their pistols, but all machine gun collectors shoot, whether it is a $3000 sub or a $40000 MG 42. Me included......... Std Military proof should be self explanatory, some stick eagles w/63 under them to me are std military prooffs, or do I need corrected????? Police proofs that I have are different from military ones. This is a S/42 gun, not a Banner. I will comply with Dwights request asap..........I have no qualms about sharing anything in detail with anyone, I have 600 guns on display here in my gun room, any and all are welcome to come look. I find secrecy annoying.........
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