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lugerlout

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X Marking
« on: June 30, 2015, 11:58:33 AM »
Is there any significance in the large 'X' in front of the serial number of my byf44 P38?

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Re: X Marking
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 07:37:32 PM »
Yes, it tells us that your pistol is an imported Russian capture from WW 2. 
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Re: X Marking
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 10:12:06 AM »
Is there any significance in the large 'X' in front of the serial number of my byf44 P38?


Sarge is correct in addition the gun will be "dipped" and will have a black jelly bean lustre.  It probably is also import marked.  These guns are generally classed as shooters as the collector value is minimal to none. That is unless it is a rare 480 or somthing like that.  A BYF44 Mauser is a fairly commom variation.
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Re: X Marking
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 10:17:48 AM »
The interesting thing is that some Russian Capture weapons have the X and some do not.  I have one that is not X marked.

Enjoy your pistol.

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