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    At the risk of certain individuals trying to start previous shenanigans, I'll post my commercial marked SVW45 again:




























    Some P38 "experts" are yo-yo's who, for some reason lost on me, can't or won't accept the truth when it's staring them in the face.

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    Nice jack944. Here are pics of mine from the Photo Reference section:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....-Favorite-P-38

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash View Post
    Nice jack944. Here are pics of mine from the Photo Reference section:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....-Favorite-P-38
    Nice! Could you check your locking block for the “K”?

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    I checked, I have no 'K' marked locking blocks. The photography is awful, but here's my two. The opportunities arose and I ended up with two over time. Not sure I really need two, so if someone is interested in one, pm me.
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    This is a piece that will be of extreme interest to any serious German Rifle collector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger 2 Tank View Post
    Nice! Could you check your locking block for the “K”?
    Here you go...no K....but mine is a Mod HP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger 2 Tank View Post
    Nice! Could you check your locking block for the “K”?
    Thanks. No K; just the last three of the serial.

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    what is the cause of the reddish finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bargunner View Post
    what is the cause of the reddish finish?
    I’ve read some interesting threads about all sorts of pistols actually turning plum over time due to the steel makeup. When they were new they were probably perfectly finished. I think over time they will eventually lose all their color, not in our lifetime I would imagine. Some 1911’s made by someone have been turning plum, can’t recall the details. Funny thing, if they would have been kept oiled the finish would still be blue or so I’ve read.


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    I have no idea what the chemistry is or how that all works out, but the "talk" in the P.38 circles is the same as what mrfarb has said. Nice bluing at first, but over time, it starts turning reddish and or plumb color.

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    Interesting. Wonder if the same can be said for the reddish or plum appearance of some S84/98 bayonets beginning in 1942?

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