1940 Mauser 42 North Sea Nazi Navy  SOLD


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This is a 1940 Chamber dated Mauser Code "42" Nord See Nazi Navy. Truly a collector's find!  There is the Mauser Code 42 on the first toggle link with a "V" notch rear sight.  The last two digits of the serial number appear on all the small parts including the thumb safety, all matching numbers  This was still early in the war and the finish and craftsmanship was outstanding.    (913)

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This Parabellum is 9mm with a 4" (100mm) barrel that is proofed and serial numbered to the gun.  Serial number placement is in the military ("exposed") style. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and extractor "Geladen."  This example has all matching numbers.

This is a 1940 Nazi Navy proofed holster that comes with this 1940 North See Navy Luger and a period (1939) Belt and proofed Nazi Navy Belt and Buckle.

These Lugers were manufactured by Mauser-Werke in Oberndorf.  The 42 code was being instituted in 1939  In addition in April 1939 the new style Eagle over the Swastika replaced the former droop-winged eagle army acceptance stamp. The magnificent blue of the gun was achieved by the deep hot salt blue finish.

This is a Brass Nazi Navy Belt Buckle that comes with this 1940 Rig to make a complete gun, holster, belt and buckle. These buckles alone are sold for $400-$600 based on condition due to the scarcity and survivability of the German Navy in WWII.

Featuring a 100mm (4" barrel) and the Mauser manufactured 2mm "hump" at the rear of the frame this is the classic Model 1934 as manufactured for German Military Acceptance as witnessed by the various Eagle 655 Waffen Amt proofs. This Luger is minty inside and out and is a truly beautiful top rate gun for the collector


The Kriegsmarine was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, superseding the Reich marine, and the Kaiserliche Marine of World War I. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches of the Wehrmacht. The Navy was based from the Northern ports Wilhelmshaven and the Baltic (Ost-East) Sea from Kiel.  The Baltic Sea was used for extensive internal transport and the sea lanes required protection from the Soviet Bolsheviks.


It is entirely subjective to give any Luger a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few Lugers are out of the box new and these are premium priced. Bluing percentages is like Beauty, in the eye of the beholder.   We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria.

Beautifully detailed and struck, the Eagle 655 on the barrel and all the matching serial numbers.  1940 was still a good year for Mauser. Serial number placement is in the military ("exposed") style.   The serial number appears on the front of the frame, on the side of the locking bolt, on the trigger, on the bottom of the barrel, the side plate,  the left side of the receiver, the safety bar, the sear bar, the rear connecting pin, and on the extractor.


Schlachtschiff Bismarck

Der Führer inspecting the Kriegsmarine on board ships.

Admiral Graf Spee


The unit markings indicate this Luger was assigned to a vessel in the North Sea.  The North Sea is usually found on the rear grip strap and magazine the Baltic Sea unit marks are usually found on the inside grip strap and magazine.

The serial numbers match and the barrel displays the gauge markings.  On the magazine the serial number and the E655 proof plus the unit marking for the North Sea division. 

The inside of the gun is clean and reflects the effort for cleaning the past 40 years. Lugers that are stored for any period of time should have the wooden grips at least waxed on the inside to protect contact with the metal. The barrel is strong and shiny.  Questions to Josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com 


The is an excellent example of the 1940 Dated Mauser Parabellum built under the 42 code and delivered to the Nazi Navy North Sea Unit. Included is the 1940 dated Nazi Navy Proofed Holster, loading tool, period belt and Nazi Navy Brass Buckle.  Unit marked on the gun and the magazine; fantastic deal.  We reserve the right to sell any internet offering to a direct sale and no not warrant the availability of any firearm. This 1940 North Sea Navy Luger is offered, over-the-counter for $4,895.00. Any questions to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com .


LAYAWAYS:  Sometimes our "significant other" doesn't understand the beauty, craftsmanship and investment potential of one of these investor grade weapons.  In these circumstances where discretion becomes the better part of valor we will accept layaways of up to one year with at least 20% down and some activity occurring monthly to insure that after one year the sale is completed.  Cancellations of layaways forfeit 33% if done within two months, otherwise 100%. You can transfer a layaway to a consignment sale at any time. See "Legal" for exact terms.


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WARNING: We do not represent these guns as safe to fire. They are not test fired before sale; they are sold as collectibles only. Prior to firing you should have it inspected by a qualified individual and abide by all safety requirements.

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