"MAUSER S/42 CODE LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 6424s. Cal. 9 mm. Fine orig Luger with blue finish, 4" bbl, dovetailed front sight & fixed rear sight. It has "1937" chamber date and "S/42" toggle link marking. Fitted with properly unnumbered, full checkered walnut grips and a matching numbered black body, aluminum base magazine. Frequently the 1937-dated Lugers have the blued appointments instead of the earlier style straw colored pieces. This one retains the earlier style straw colored trigger, lock bolt, thumb safety and ejector. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including magazine, except grips as noted above. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some light muzzle and sharp edge wear. Front & back straps are strong with only some slight small spots of surface etching. The four straw colored parts retain most of their strong straw color, somewhat thinned on the safety and face of trigger. Grips show light to moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine is also very fine, crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with some fine pitting in the grooves. 4-34162 JR96 (2,500-4,000)"
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