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joncon 08-03-2022 11:28 AM

Correct mag
 
I have a BYF 41 Luger. It's a bring back with the proper paperwork.
It has wood grips that match the gun and two unmarked aluminum base FXO37 mags. Are these the correct mags, or should they be numbered to the gun, or be the black plastic FXO37 ones.
Thanks

tharpo 08-03-2022 03:41 PM

What is the letter suffix that goes with the gun's serial number? If it is a "v" or later then the un-numbered aluminum magazines and black plastic are correct. Before "v" than the magazines would have serial numbers that match the gun.

G.T. 08-03-2022 03:48 PM

correct mags
 
Hi Joncon, well, the grip type is irrelevent, as in mid 1941 thru 42 and all the way until the end of the war. Bakelite grips were intersperced with the walnut grips with no definite rhyme or reason. Standard or substandard, I don't know. The magazines all thru 1941 and into 1942 were code 122 or fxo and were aluminum bottom numbered to the gun. Two of them, one for the gun, the second a spare. In 1942 they stopped numbering them, but also introduced the black Bakelite bottoms and they were interspersed thruout production as well. So, with that in mind, the two unmarked aluminum would be the closest thing to the originals, but the black Bakelite would be the most desirable and also still correct? Crazy times we're in right now! Best to all, til...lat'r....GT...:cheers:

joncon 08-03-2022 03:48 PM

The suffix is "W"

tharpo 08-03-2022 03:59 PM

With the "w" suffix, the unnumbered aluminum are OK. The black plastic bottom magazines seem to be more popular.


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