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Here are photos of an unusual 1940-42 code......frame serial #4551n .....upper half #3896.......P08 stamped on side plate???....JAP Stamped on Chamber??......unusual grips with #51 stamped inside??

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81.89KB.....gun has been reblued....I cannot figure out what happened to this one....anybody have any suggestions??...
 

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I have observed photographs of this luger or another 1940 Luger with a similar "JAP" stamp. Someone commented that "JAP" was never a complimentary term toward the Japanese, therefore the stamp was likley applied by a British or Canadian soldier.
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