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I screwed up. And now I'm paying for it. I threw a bid in on a 1936 S/42 ser# 2861, O suffix. Then just forgot about it, thinking I would be out bid. (15 bids on it already)Well, I was notified that I won it.
The seller said in the discription that it could be a Luftwaffe subcontract pistol...? Is there and evidence or validation to his statement? Or is he just hypeing the ignorant?(ie; ME).I did not take this into consideration when bidding. Assumed he was just "guilding the lilly". However, since I am the inadvertant proud owner. Is this possible?
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Frank, Thanks for dashing my dreams!! I know I will find a Love note on a "neked" picture, to Herman Goering from Eva under one of the grips. It could happen...!
Got it for a decent price. Whether I wanted it or not. What's with the Luftwaffe crappola anyway? Is there anything that even infers this,anywhere?
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German archive records indicate that about 25 percent of the Mauser Military Code Lugers procured between 1939 and 1942 went to the Luftwaffe (Third Reich Lugers page 91). Pre-1939 records are not available. It is not known if any pre-1939 Mauser Military Code Lugers went to the Luftwaffe. However based on the above, it is not totally unreasonable to speculate that some did.
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Jan, Thankyou. See Frank, you'er not always right, kinda! ;) I guess it's kind of a moot point if there are'nt any records to varify it.
Jan, do you have any of the Third Reich Luger books available? I guess I should buy one , now that I'm branching out(inadvertently).

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Frank is 100 percent correct, your 1936 is a "Standard Military Mauser". Speculation does not make it otherwise.
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See jcoe's post "* 1937 S/42 P08, sn 3058s with Krieghoff magazine" for a potential Mauser Military Code that was routed through the Luftwaffe. It is easier to find it from the CONTENTS 1933-1945: MAUSER LUGERS section.
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Jan, Thanks for the lead. I have fuzzy photos of the magazine bottom from the seller. The mag is matched. With a "+" stamped below ser#. Does this indicate the spare mag? And there is another proof stamped below the "+". Too blurry to make out. Does not appear to be the WAa L Luftwaffe proof, however.
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(Can't get photos to down load. Must have some kind of block on them.)
 
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