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With all the talk about sauer modell 38's, I figured I would post some pictures of mine. According to Jim Cate, this is the highest known Sauer 38 S&S recorded with the military acceptance proofmark. It has all matching numbers, and all original finish, with blue wear to the front end and grip strap. It came with the proper stamped bottom unmarked magazine. Serial number is 506850 - the highest known proofed pistol in his database is 506856, but it is not E37 accepted.

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I do not have Jims book yet, but am armed and dangerous with Jan Stills "Axis Pistols" book!
 

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It's quite funny- Empire Arms puts out a list of "new stuff" every so often, and I am on that mailing list. This came up on the list as a "44 dated" Sauer. I took one look at the serial number and realized it was late -( again, thanks to Jan Still and his wonderful "Axis Pistols" book )- later than any Jan had listed before. I paid the princley sum of $375.00 - I feel that was a good price. It was 6 months before I submitted the serial number, and then I sent it to Orv, who forwarded it to Jim. Anyway, I really love collecting late war stuff- this is just a bonus. I'm sure one day someone will come up with # 506851 though!
 

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Yes, but that pistol was produced post war- mine has the Eagle N commecial proof, as well as the E37 military acceptance. As a side note, Jim Cate said that the pistols were assembled, test fired, proofed, then dissassembled and sent to the blue shop- after blueing, the pistols were returned to the assembly shop and reassembled. Therefore, any pistol without Eagle N proofs must have been produced after the war for GI souveniers.
 
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