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 1939 Mauser S/42 Rig SOLD

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1939 Chamber dated Mauser S/42 was built for contract for the German Wehrmacht. This Parabellum is 9mm with a 4" (100mm) barrel that is proofed and serial numbered to the gun.    This example has all matching numbers. (2043)

NOTE: Photographs taken today with the high mega-pixel camera show more than we sometimes can see with the human eye. Magnified close-ups show us tool marks and natural surface conditions that one normally doesn't see in the ordinary handling of the weapon.  Photographs are copyrighted, all rights reserved, any extraction, reproduction or display of gun pictures without the express consent of the Phoenix Investment Arms is strictly prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.  Please visit Legal (tabbed) for Conditions of Sale.


Reich Veterans Day - 1939


This is a full Rig.  There is a 2nd MatchingMagazine, a take-dow n tool, and the1939 dated holster. When your are talking about a "bring back" this Luger was captured intact with the every-thing.
1939 Mauser Luger
1936 was the last year that Mauser used the traditional straw bluing on the small parts.  Wartime production was starting up and demand required that the trigger, thumb safety, locking lever and magazine release were converted to salt blue in early 1937.
Serial number placement is in the military ("exposed") style. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and extractor "Geladen." There is a "V" notched rear sight and stock lug.
LEFT: The serial number is found in full on the barrel and frame. On the barrel is the gauge marking and on the frame is the alphabetical "suffix". Lugers were numbered 1-9999 and then 1a-9999a; so this gun is in the 180,000 numbered production for 1939 and before April 1939
1939 marked the beginning of the war with the invasion of Poland. Production was accelerating for all sidearms and in particular the Luger. This bring back was part of a estate sale from a veteran who has passed. For many years it represented keen memories from the battlefield of Europe and is now looking for a good home.


Left: Sepp Deitrich, Adolph Hitler, Heinrich Himmler.

Right: Hitler during WWI (w. mustache)



Here is the manufacturers cartouche and Waffenamt stamp with the matching date.




The Holster is a jewel with solid stitching, the manufacturers stamp, the WaffenAmt Stamp and the date (matching the gun).   This has been a well cared for rig by a bring back veteran and now you can continue to have custody of this battlefield history. The white stitching tells you the holster has never been died or attempted to cover up the original manufacture. This leather has been cared for over the years it has preserved his condition. At some point it does appear the belt straps have been replaced.
LEFT: The serial number is found in full on the barrel and frame. On the barrel is the gauge marking and on the frame is the alphabetical "suffix". Lugers were numbered 1-9999 and then 1a-9999a; so this gun is in the 170,000 numbered production for 1939 and before June!
Note the E/63 barrel proof and the Geladen on the extractor when the gun is "Loaded".  This gave the shooter both the visible and at night the manual ability to tell when a round was in the chamber. Highlighted serial numbers & last two digits of serial number on small parts of the gun.






Mauser-Werke and Berliner-Karlsruher Industrie-Werke (BKIW), [BKIW was the successor to DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken)] had common ownership.  In 1930 the machinery, technicians and supplies were moved from Berlin-Wittenau to Oberndorf and BKIW's interest in the Parabellum ceased.
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.  The rear axel pin has been numbered in accordance with the 1933 order of the Reichswehrministerium published a requirement that the rear connecting pin be serial numbered to the gun to prevent the armorers from interchanging the pins. TEXT
Some times in full recoil with the hot loads when the Luger fired the pin would extend beyond the frame and could be chipped.  Mauser later solved this by putting a hump on the "ears" at the rear of the frame now referred to as the Mauser "hump".
Left: Eagle 63 proof from the Mauser inspector and the drooped wing Eagle (Adler) applied until April 1939. The Nazi Eagle with the Swastika is the Army test proof that was begun in 1939 following the drooped wing eagle. Right: The barrel is marked on top with E63 and on the frame and small parts is the full serial number and the last two digits of the serial number.
1939 Luger
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.




1939 Mauser

This is a piece of history with a 1939 dated S/42 Mauser, an all matching gun including the magazines in great condition. The rig consists of a 1939 dated holster, and a loading tool . Too bad this Luger can't tell us where it has been. Questions to This Luger Rig is offered for $3,450.00 over-the-counter.

This Parabellum, as all the others, has already been discounted for a cash sale.Call for availability, subject to over-the-counter sales. There is no "buyers premium" or hidden charges.

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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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