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vlim

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Mauser P38, 1944, re-used by the Bavarian police
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:09:52 AM »
This pistol is one of a few surviving examples of wartime Mauser P38 pistols which were re-used by the Bavarian Bereitschafspolizei in the early post war years. Most of these pistols were eventually destroyed and replaced with new material, as the allies had agreed not to rearm the German services with German-made pre-1945 equipment.
The marking 'ÜW BBPol(s)' means:
Übungswaffe Bereitschaftspolizei Bayern (schussfähig).
which rougly translates into:
Trainingsweapon Bavarian Support Police (shootable).
 

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Re: Mauser P38, 1944, re-used by the Bavarian police
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 01:46:15 AM »
Neat as Hell!!! 
I've collected P.38s for 58 yrs and have never heard of this marking/use variant. 
Where did you stumble onto this? 
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Re: Mauser P38, 1944, re-used by the Bavarian police
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 05:33:12 PM »
It was acquired by a fellow collector at an auction. When he decided to focus on Mauser lugers, he kindly offered me to pick some nice P38 pistols from his collection. A small article was written on this rare variation a number of years ago. So far only about 4 surviving pistols have been reported.

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Re: Mauser P38, 1944, re-used by the Bavarian police
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 04:53:46 PM »
And darn nice condition to boot.

Thanks for sharing the information.

Jim
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