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    No War Eagles For You! mrfarb's Avatar
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    Default Interesting epiphany in regards to J.P. Sauer receiver markings

    While working on the J.P. Sauer chapter today I had an epiphany in regards to the rolled receiver markings while reviewing documents. I have a set of documents that list each operation done by JPS and a price associtated with that operation. Basically, it's a breakdown of the assembly of the 98k at JPS. So, the second item is "Beschriftung auf Hülse rollen", which is rolling the manufacturers code on the receiver.

    Everyone knows that JPS had 2 different styles of receiver markings that are associated with the different makers- Walther receivers tend to have script CE markings, while Erma supplied receivers have block CE markings. It's always been assumed that the receiver manufacturer that supplied the receiver to JPS rolled the markings on (which is the thought as to why many times the markings are faint).

    It's pretty much clear now that JPS roll marked all of the Walther supplied recievers in house, the documents don't lie. This also explains the existence of E/359 inspected blank receivers- Walther supplied these receivers directly into the supply system as manufactured- blank! Receivers supplied by Erma (and later Astrawerke) were supplied with roll markings applied. This also explains some Erma receivers with slant script markings- a few were shipped blank or other markings could have been removed.

    I thought it was cool to figure that out.

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    SUPERB!

    Sauer still remains in the top 3 for me. I have owned more Sauers than any other.
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    Whoa!! This info is fantastic! Now I finally understand why my ce43 receiver is proofed E/280 but has slant script markings.

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    Cool! Nice job.

    We never will be done learning, no matter how much we figure out.

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    We've discussed and surmised at times, but this info is confirmation and observation confirmed with period docs is as good as it gets. Well done Farb.

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    Great detective work farb.
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    Don W AKA 'THREADKILLER'

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    Err, Don, have you got a larger version of your avatar, please
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