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Thread: Inherited a German used Star B and it sat in the safe for two years and didnt know it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauser99 View Post
    ..The fake waa251 bears no resemblance to that stamp on the tang.
    Fake waffenampts are typically to well made and detailed for their own good and that's a correct holster for the pistol.

    No doubt brought back as a rig.
    On the first point we definitely agree. I don't know enough about the holster to comment but your point sure seems valid.

    Knife Wounds, if you get a chance can you post a picture of the bottom? I'd like to see what's on the heel right behind the magazine.
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    The serial number is on the bottom of the grip. What is it?

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    I see no Bulgarian police marks. It looks exactly like my 2nd variation Star B, with the WaA251 stamp. As k98zf39 said, the serial number on the bottom of the frame under the grip will be the final tell. If it's less than 225,007 it's legit.


    Quote Originally Posted by k98zf39 View Post
    The serial number is on the bottom of the grip. What is it?

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    Actually here's the slots... plural. If it's in this range it's legit. I'm guessing by the look of the Waf it is.

    Second Variation: 7,999 pistols delivered to German headquarters in Hendaye, France on July 26, 1943. Waffenampt WaA251. 4,000 for Army, 3,999 for Navy. Army: 214953-216200; 216251-217502; 222457-222675; 222701-222750; 223776-225006. Navy: 217503-218042;218044-218048; 218050-218123; 218125-219400; 219501-219530; 219532-219950; 220026-220942; 220944-221200; 221976-222456,

    These are the only e/251 pistols.
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    Determining Star pistol year of production:

    http://star-firearms.com/firearms/proof.shtml

    This one's from 1943. I believe it to be a WWII German accepted and issued pistol.
    Wanted: K98 Dou-42 bolt 5235b, and Port. bayonet G19383

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    Ya lets check it out. I will get a picture up of the bottom and under the grip. There grip pictures are going to be rough this is the one place the gun has rusted up at. No surprise with a wood gripped pistol stored in a toolbox for a long time and no maintenance.

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    Ah I see what were going for, serial numbers. Ive already seen the serial# list going around and am taking the liberty to put a star over one digit of the serial number of my family heirloom here.

    I found its brother online here with the same holster and the serial# is real close.

    http://www.lsbauctions.com/6209/wwii...r-mfd-1942-cr/






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    Certainly looks like you got a real one. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    Certainly looks like you got a real one. Congrats!
    I also have one but it's a WaAD20 stamped version....

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