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Thread: Chromed 1937 S/42 Value

  1. #11
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    Yes...that production number comes straight from the book by Hallock and van de Kant, "The Mauser Parabellum"...

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    1937 1st. variation, no Mauser 2mm hump...39,294 manufactured...

    1937 1st variation, with 2mm Mauser "hump"...3,206 manufactured...

    1937 2nd. variation...salt blued...with the 2mm Mauser "hump"...85, 435 manufactured...

    A total of 127,935 Lugers manufactured in 1937...

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    Rare, but ruined, except as a shooter. Bummer!

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    Yes...these late 1937 1st. variation, strawed/rust blued examples, are more rare than the 41/42 variation, also the 1934 "K" date Lugers...many people seem to miss this...

    I myself have a soft spot for this early 1st. variation...have five at last count, with three of them having the more rare Mauser "hump" frame...I would never part with them...one day soon I will post photos...all are excellent to pristine condition...

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    $500-$600 for a chromed one.

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    I'm buying it when it's off consignment hold for 800.00. It functions well and that is a fair price for a shooter here in Los Angeles. Thanks for all the expertise.

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    I'll just have to put up with the dirty looks from the collectors at the range. LOL

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    Whatever floats your boat...Lol...

    Even a long life, seems short...don't forget to have some fun...

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    Fair chance there is a decent gun hiding under the chrome. I'd see if the chrome can be removed. If it is disappointing you can always have it rechromed or restored.

    Co-Author 'The Parabellum Is Back! 1945-2000'.

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    Interesting. I'll look into it.

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    Well not that it matters anymore for this Luger, but It's not necessarily a "1937 1st. variation". There are numbers below this one that are 2nd variation. Since the original finish is long gone we will never know!

    Bob

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