Author Topic: Got this back in January. A JP Sauer 38H eagle C With Matching magazine  (Read 347 times)

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Here is J P Sauer 38H police eagle C Police gun.  What makes this one significant is that it has a matching magazine serialized to the gun and numbered "1" magazine.  The Sauer firm did not stamp the Serial number od the gun on the magazines.  This was done by the Police agency that procured the gun. The gun has  a  March 1942 manufacture date and the high polish finish that was on the early guns.  It also has the JP Sauer and Sohn logo on the left side and word "Patent" on the right side.  The gun also exhibits quite a bit of holster ware.  This gun was in the collection of Jim Cate the author of the book on the "JP Sauer and Sohn, A historical Study of Sauer Pistols" The gun is discussed and pictured on pages 321 and 322 of that book.


Here are the pictures:

Left side


Right side


The serial number


The matching magazine



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neat, thanks for sharing.  thumb1
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That's a real beauty Don!

Do you find that guns that have found their way into publications (i.e become 'famous') fetch much higher prices than comparable condition 'generic' firearms?  How much impact does being in a book tend to have on the price a collector would expect to pay?
      

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Another beautiful pistol  thumb1

I really like the stylized Sauer und Sohn abbreviation on the grips.
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That's a real beauty Don!

Do you find that guns that have found their way into publications (i.e become 'famous') fetch much higher prices than comparable condition 'generic' firearms?  How much impact does being in a book tend to have on the price a collector would expect to pay?

The gun here was on consignment so there wasn't as much of a discount as I usually from the particular seller.  But in answer to your question LC, this gun was about 10% above the normal selling price of a Sauer and Sohn 38H eagle c without the matching magazine and made at the same time in the war even with the heavy holster ware but was still in the realm of what I was willing to pay for it. The fact it was in Jim Cates book was unknown to the seller. I informed the seller of the book listing only after I had paid for the gun.
 
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Another beautiful pistol  thumb1

I really like the stylized Sauer und Sohn abbreviation on the grips.

The stylized SUS was on all the grip panels for the model 38 and 38H and for the earlier Behorden pistols too the Sauer and Sohn made.  The SUS logo was also stamped on the magazine base plates but was discontinued in late 1944. The grips here are an earlier version less prone to cracking.
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Nice pistol!   thumb1
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