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    HUNGARIAN MODEL 29M, SERIAL NUMBER 13557
    In 1929, the Hungarian military adopted the Model 29M. It was manufactured by Fegyvergyar, Budapest, Hungary, for the Hungarian military from 1929 to 1936. The Hungarian crest is on the left trigger guard. The approximate serial range is 1 to 50000.




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    Figure 1. Hungarian Model 29M, serial number 13557. Left side. The Hungarian crest is stamped on the left trigger guard.




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    Figure 2. Hungarian Model 29M, serial number 13557. Right side.

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    Here is my SN 11333.
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    They are two types of side inscripts.
    The early pistols are left side marked:

    FEGYVERGYÁR BUDAPEST 29 M

    Highest SN I have seen is yours 13557.

    The late pistols are left side marked:

    FÉMÁRU-FEGYVER ÉS GÉPGYÁR R.T.29 M

    The lowest SN I have seen is 22 235.
    I have never seen SN above 42790. And you?

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    Magyar - English Pocket dictionary for 29 M & 37 M fans:

    áru = ware
    es = and
    fegyver = weapon
    fém = metal
    füst = smoke
    gépgyár = machine works
    gyár = works
    minta = modell
    nélkülli = less
    pisztóly = pistol
    reszveny = stock
    társaság = company
    tölteny = cartridge
    R.T. = stock company

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    Jan
    Thanks for your post and dictionary. It will be interesting to see if anyone has a serial above 42790.
    Jan II

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    Was the 29M still in service when the war started? I know that Hungary had adopted the 37M by then as standard issue. Another question, was there a marked flat base magazine for either model? Thanks, Dean Gizzi

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    I have seen a flat based magazine for both the M29 and M37 but is like searching for the hen's tooth to find one.

    kk

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    I have a Model 37, serial no. 180879, caliber 9mm Kurz. It came with a finger extension magazine marked 29M on the base. Would these pistols have been supplied with 29M mags? I also have a flat bottom 37M mag which is identical with the extension mags in every respect except it lacks the extension and is unmarked. Is there any way to tell if it is original?

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    I have flat base mags marked 29M and 37M. The hardest one for me to find was a 29M with finger rest. The holster for my (11000 range) 29M has a pouch for 2 spare mags. Were flat bottoms used for spares? JL

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    Here is Ser.# 20478 with Hungarian Crest and "different" grips:
    Can you explain the grips ?
    Finish is a very high polish dark dark blue, nearly black.

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    Grips are newly made from resin as a replacement. Common manner in my country...
    Mine 29M and all I saw were blue, very bright blue.
    Jan \"Hoba\" Balcar

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