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    Default AC42 and 42 dated holster.

    Just got this P38. AC42 marked. Came with 42 dated hardshell holster. All numbers matching with sequentially numbered grips.
    The frame is plum coloured, this is well documented in some earlier AC pistols. This gun is far above average condition wise. My photography skills do not do it justice. The bluing is deep and rich. Also it has a waa359 marked mag in it. And an extra waa135 mag













    A pic in the sun to show of the deep bluing and copper/plum colour.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    Great ac42! I am a big fan of the plum framed P38s.

    The sequential numbers on the inside of the grips are mold numbers and the smaller number underneat is the location of that grip in the mold. They all have the same two numbers.

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    Beautiful! That holster is a very nice plus for the rig. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanE View Post
    Great ac42! I am a big fan of the plum framed P38s.

    The sequential numbers on the inside of the grips are mold numbers and the smaller number underneat is the location of that grip in the mold. They all have the same two numbers.
    Thanks guys!

    Do you know at what point they discontinued grip serialling?
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerlinerLuebecker View Post
    Beautiful! That holster is a very nice plus for the rig. Thanks for sharing.
    Yeah, the package cost a bit, but supposedly brought home this way so best to keep them together.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    Very nice rig! The phenolic grip plates were made be the firm of Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft, Fabriken Henningsdorf, Henningsdorf. They also used the three letter code jhy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Do you know at what point they discontinued grip serialling?
    Probably sometime in 1941. P38Forum can provide a more definite answer.

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    Yes, first few blocks in '41 had the grips numbered, IIRC... Great rig... very handsome

    email => K98@bobinohio.com

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    Very nice! Congrats on a great find! The plum color is very cool.

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    That's a beautiful ac 42 Canadian AR! That plumb indeed shows up on those. I had an h block with that. Very nice pistol. Pic stickied.

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