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Where do you find the manufacturer name on a 1936 Luger? My aunts husband has one his uncle brought back, and is considering selling it or trading it off. I bo interested, but need to know the manufacturer of it. I don't recall seeing anything when I briefly looked it over today. OVerall condition was great, all numbers I could see matched, and was dated 1936.
 

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One important question -- does it have the spread eagle holding a Nazi Swastika? Should either be on the toggle or on the side of the receiver ...
 

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Mauser bought all the production machinery for the Luger around 1926 and continued to produce the Luger until around mid 1940 when the military left the Lugar and adopted the P-38. Since all companies were actually "owned" by the National Socialist Party (NAZI) - there was no competition and Mauser was the exclusive manufacture. However, the Swiss did produce some -- of course, the Swiss models would not have the Swastika.

Now there were a number of manufactures prior to 1926 that produced them for the German military in WWI and before. Between 1919 and about 1925, Germany could not produce weapons due to the surrender terms of WWI.
 

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One thing to make sure of it you intend to purchase it ... most ALL major parts of a German made lugar will be numbered to include the magazines. A gun with all matching numbers is a premium piece.
 

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There will be a mfg code on the pistol. Is it marked BYF or some other 3 or 4 letter code? There are other codes such as G/42 or S/42 as well.

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Hammer said:
I am wanting to say the code was 7043.
That is probably a portion of the serial number. If you have all the serial number info it should include the following

1. Manufacturing Code (ie:BYF)
2. Year of manufacturing
3. 4 digit serial number
4. letter suffix.

Without this info, you have no proof of serial number. Every 9999 firearms, the German serial numbering system starts with 0001a through 9999a then starts 0001b-9999b and so forth. When the letter z is attained the next block of numbers would be 0001aa-9999aa.

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Got a friend who buys that stuff (Personnally, I don't want anything with a Nazi logo on it unless it was a war trophy from a relative). Let me know if they want to sell it and I will pass it on.
 

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Hammer said:
Doug, it does have the S/42 on it.
<table border="1" width="90%"><tr valign="top"><td>S/42</td> <td> Mauser-Werke AG,
Oberndorf a./N, early code </td> </tr><tr valign="top"> <td> S/42G</td> <td> Mauser-Werke
AG, Oberndorf a./N, production in 1935 </td> </tr><tr valign="top"> <td> S/42K</td> <td> Mauser-Werke
AG, Oberndorf a./N, production in 1934 </td></tr></table>
The pistol was made a Mauser-Werke Oberndorf, an Neckar, before 1934.

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Right on target!!
 

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This is not mine. Belongs to aunts husband. He is thinking bout selling. I am thinking bout buying. He is thinking $1500, I think more along the lines of800
 

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He is considering trading for a bushmaster at a pawn shop. I made an offer on it today. I hoping he will take it. I offered enough for him to buy the bushy and still have a bit left over.
 

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Yeah I have wanted one ever since my great grand mother sold the one my grandfather took off of a German officer that he shot. I still have all the papers with the serial numbers and everything he brought home he also brought home an iron cross
 
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