"MAUSER (S/42) "K"-DATE GERMAN LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2029. Cal. 9 mm. 1934 production German military pistol, blue finish with 4" bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a "K" over chamber area with "S/42" on toggle link and an "S" on most of miscellaneous parts. Right side of receiver has a variety of German proofs. Fitted with full checkered, matching numbered walnut grips and an aluminum base magazine numbered "5549h". This was the first model of the coded date & manufacturer Lugers produced by Germany in an effort to disguise their rearmament. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips, except magazine as noted. Bbl, receiver, breech block and toggle system retain about 95% strong orig blue with light edge wear and a few scattered chemical spots. Frame retains 65-70% strong orig blue with front & back straps a blue/gray patina. Various parts retain about 60-70% orig straw colors. Grips show moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds and some dark oil staining. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-34164 JR84 (2,500-4,000)"
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