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P.38 Pistol - cvq, early code change

For reasons unknown, Spreewerke underwent a change in their maker code, from cyq to cvq.  The theories and explanations as to why vary, with the two dogmatic camps being: 1) The cvq's are from a broken stamping die; or 2) The cvq's are an intentional change.

In my opinion, there statistically should be broken "y" die strikes which would explain an occasional cvq.  However, the lack of similar Mauser bvf controversy, says that there is something more than just an occasional broken die or light die strike.

First found in the o block serial number suffixes, and then again from the z block on, the consistent and range of cvq marked P.38s is too consistent and too large a range to be explained away as a broken die.

The biggest mystery to me is the early cluster of cvq marked P.38s in the o block, which this specimen represents.  Since the code reverted to cyq from the p block into the z block, the reason for the temporary change for nearly 10,000 pistols remains unexplained.

This piece is in excellent original condition, all matching with both correct magazines.  It is in a proper dkk 1943 hardshell holster.

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