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    Hi. 1937 S/42 a block. I was wondering about some shiny dark blue small parts like the toggle pin, mag release "spring" etc. Is this normal? Should the grips have a WaA in addition to the serial? Would this be considered salt blue? Any and all feedback is appreciated.
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    The small parts that have the dark blue finish that is often referred to as "nitre blue." And are correct to have that finish.
    Your other small parts that are not blued have the "strawed finish".
    The blue finish on the bulk of the pistol is "rust blue". Later in 1937 the bluing switched to "hot salt, and all of the small parts were blued by this method as well. (these small parts can almost look black)
    Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoned View Post
    The small parts that have the dark blue finish that is often referred to as "nitre blue." And are correct to have that finish.
    Your other small parts that are not blued have the "strawed finish".
    The blue finish on the bulk of the pistol is "rust blue". Later in 1937 the bluing switched to "hot salt, and all of the small parts were blued by this method as well. (these small parts can almost look black)
    Thanks! That's very helpful.

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    I believe your suffix is a "q" which is in the 1937 variation of rust blue and strawed parts.
    Tom

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    The suffix is q as Tharpo stated above. Nice original looking 1937 S/42. No frame bump on your Luger. Frame bumps are hit or miss during most of 1937 production. Just the last two digits on the inside of the grips is correct. I have noticed some random letters inside the grips as well.

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    Looks like a very nice 1937 first variation! Congrats.

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    Ditto, what Mauser 1908 said...very sharp 1937 1st.Variation...congrats also...a beauty...

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    It's a very nice-looking Luger that shows very little evidence of use.
    Congratulations.
    Sergio

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    Thanks everyone!

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