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Old September 16, 2018, 09:51 AM   #1
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Can You Help Identify this Pistol?

A friend sent me a couple photos of a .32 cal pistol she is trying to identify. She told me it has a small eagle stamped on it which I’m assuming is a Nazi proof mark?

She sent a couple of photos which aren’t the best but will hopefully be enough for identification.

Can anyone tell me what this is? Any idea of value?

Thanks in advance !!!!
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Old September 16, 2018, 10:18 AM   #2
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J.P. Sauer model 38H.
German WWII sidearm caliber 7.65/.32ACP.

Dull finish, simple roll marks of a late war gun, but not so late as to have lost the slide safety.

Article at:
https://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/Sauer38/sauer38.html

Sorry, I can't do appraisals.
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Old September 16, 2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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That's great info. Thanks !!!
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Old September 16, 2018, 07:33 PM   #4
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As for value, check gunbroker for things that sell, asking prices might be misleading.
https://www.gunbroker.com/Semi-Auto-...13&PageSize=24
Be aware that gunbroker's search algorithm is very literal, sauer 38H does not return sauer 38-h or sauer 38 h, try variations on the name.
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Old September 18, 2018, 01:34 PM   #5
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"...a Nazi proof mark?..." The eagle over the Swastika was an acceptance stamp, not a proof mark. Same idea as the Brit broad arrow.
I suspect that pistol has been refinished. Wouldn't have had the phosphating. That will reduce its collector value.
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Old September 18, 2018, 01:46 PM   #6
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I've not seen this pistol in person, only photos but it has been refinished and, judging from the grip screws, some parts substitution as well.
Once you guys gave me the model info, I was able to send my friend a couple of Gunbroker auction links so she could get some idea of the value. She say she doesn't plan to sell it so I suspect she was simply curious as to the value.
She is very happy to have this new found information.
Thanks again, Guys !!!!
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Eagle over a Swastika Is police issue, There should be a capitol letter next to the mark, either a C K E or L,
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