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Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:02:40 AM »
This pistol is completely commercially proofed (Eagle/N) and has a police acceptance marking (Eagle/L).
It was delivered by Mauser to the German police in 1943 and has a 2-digit serial number.
The pistol received british proof markings at a certain time, and it turned up in Israel. So it certainly made an interesting journey.

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Re: Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 10:53:10 AM »
What great pieces of history. That these pistols ended up in Israeli hands is both incredible and ironic.


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Re: Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 11:49:09 AM »
Very nice, I like the two-digit serial number.  I know some don't like the British proofs, but I don't mind them.  They look fine compared to the ugly U.S. Import marks that look like a billboard ad.  Nice find,
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Re: Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 01:36:27 PM »
Nice P.38 and a great mysterios history - makes it even more exiting...
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Re: Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 12:47:31 PM »
I have always enjoyed seeing the British proofs. Nice looking example.   
 
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Re: Mauser P38, byf 43 police version
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 01:59:52 AM »
I have a lot of P.38s, but I don't think I have a polizei proofed one.  Never went looking for them and when I found one they were more $$ than I wanted to pay. 
Probably should have put one in the collection as I have other polizei proofed pistols, but ---
British proofs to me are no different than the importers marks on guns here in the US.  They only show that the gun came into the country after a certain time.  Unless the billboard dot matrix type marks, done by a couple of idiot importers, they would not keep me from buying a gun that I needed in my collection! 
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