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Fausto

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About enlightened serial numbers...
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:39:52 PM »
Hello to you all...
Just a silly question... Did any WWII Mauser HSc leave the factory with white painted serial numbers? I noticed many HSc with yellowish, very old and scratched paint inside serial number, but this could be just an old embellishment made by a collector...
As far as I have observed, just Nagant revolvers refurbished after WWII and some Czech flare pistols have original white paint inside serial numbers...
Thank you so much !
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Re: About enlightened serial numbers...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 12:59:33 PM »
Hi Fausto,

I am no expert, but my guess is "no".  The factory did not spend the time to embellish the serial numbers to my knowledge. Or proof stamps. Collectors in the years have done that.  I have a nice Navy that I want to clean out the yellow goo and see what is under it.  I am thinking a toothpick will do the trick.  Enjoy your example and we will see what others say about your question. 

Jim
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Re: About enlightened serial numbers...
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 01:12:06 PM »
Thank you so much Jim...