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    Here’s one I used to own. It came from a prestigeous collector’s collection as he was purging his Spreewerk pistols from his collection. I sold it to make funds for something else (stupidly). I wish I would have kept her. She was a “clunky old girl”, not smooth at all. Very “grindy” in feel when pulling the slide back, trigger pull, hammer drop lever using and if I remember right, the hammer drop worked but was hard to manipulate. The bore was excellent too. She’s original and super late and just an angry old girl:

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    Spreewerk P.38 pistols have a darker bluing going on with a lot of them. Sometimes the locking blocks and pins are blued, sometimes not. They are tricky sometimes (especially in photos) to tell if they are dipped or original in finish. This specimen is all kinds of original. She was beautiful and one I miss. It’s in another collection now. So, one day, if you ever come across this one before I do, snatch it up. It’s not an easy one to find out there.

    Photos are from Leon Despain.
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    We have the same taste, I've had my eye out for one of these for a while.

    That one is really nice, someone here posted the best one I have ever seen a few months ago. Came from pre98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugafx4 View Post
    We have the same taste, I've had my eye out for one of these for a while.

    That one is really nice, someone here posted the best one I have ever seen a few months ago. Came from pre98.
    Sure sounds like we do. I can’t remember that one from pre98 at the moment. If I saw it again it would probably jar my memory. The good thing about this pistol was that I had an in-hand inspection, not dark and blurry photos. And, the collector I got it from is a highly advanced one that is a good friend. Another advanced collector of these took the photos, which he’s way better than I could ever be on that spectrum.

    Love the late war stuff. I need to turn my focus on earlier stuff now or at some point (high polish finish stuff). The balance of my collection is more toward the later stuff at this current time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger 2 Tank View Post
    Love the late war stuff. I need to turn my focus on earlier stuff now or at some point (high polish finish stuff). The balance of my collection is more toward the later stuff at this current time.
    That early war stuff isn’t that great, trust me. The late war stuff is the coolest. Lol.


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    Early 1944 is early right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugafx4 View Post
    Early 1944 is early right?
    Yeah, way too early.


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    My late m-block was January of '44.

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    Here is the nice one scotty sold most recently. He has sold 5 of them total. https://pre98.com/shop/gone-but-not-...ol-mint-crisp/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger 2 Tank View Post
    ..I sold it to make funds for something else (stupidly). I wish I would have kept her.
    ..if you ever come across this one before I do, snatch it up. It’s not an easy one to find out there.
    Yes I agree with all this. Probably why I never sell. Too easy to regret it later. One thing I find interesting is the base metal and machining and finish actually get better from the z block.
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    Yes I agree with all this. Probably why I never sell. Too easy to regret it later. One thing I find interesting is the base metal and machining and finish actually get better from the z block.
    It’s always been said by collectors that Spreewerk’s are some of the best examples of P.38’s...and worst. So, depends on, well I don’t know what it depended on as to what made one super nice and the next one super awful. I guess that is just some of the appeal to Spreewerk P.38’s to collectors. Right now I only have one Spreewerk in my collection. It’s a typical f block, nothing special about it other than it has a lot of pot hole “craters” (not too big) in the metal here and there. Just shows the crappy quality of the metal.

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