"MAUSER S/42 CODE G-DATE (1935) LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2225b. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 4" bbl, dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a "G" over chamber area signifying manufacture in 1935 when the Nazis were attempting to conceal their national rearmament. It also has the "S/42" code (Mauser) on toggle link. Fitted with full checkered, unnumbered walnut grips and a matching numbered aluminum base magazine. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 90-92% strong orig blue, slightly thinned on bbl, with sharp edge & high point wear. Front & back straps are strong. Grips have a few chipped diamonds and show light to moderate wear. Magazine is extremely fine. Overall retains about 75-80% thin orig straw colors. Mechanics are fine, bright, slightly frosted bore. 4-34160 JR91 (2,500-4,000)"
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