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*Generally* the best you can do for an SS specific Luger are the few that will have marking for SS "Legions", like the Croatian division, etc. (These had a shield with a checkerboard pattern stamped on the side.) There are rarely any differences between those issued to the SS and those issued to the Wehrmacht Heers (army), Luftwaffe or Krigsmarine (navy), though a few do have markings specific to their branch of service. Overall, though, mMost Lugers lacked specific markings of this type, unlike many Walther PP, PPK and P-38 pistols.<br>
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Having said that, yes, there are a rare few Lugers with SS markings. One example is "1. Pol.3", which is 1st Battalion, SS Police, Regiment 3.<br>
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However, also keep in mind that it was more common to have such markings in WWI, and while many look like WWII markings, they aren't, and the use of these WWI specific codes was discontinued after WWI.<br>
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More important from a collector standpoint are the factory and date codes. Some combinations are less frequently seen, or are rare. As for the SS, it is known many of the 41 BYF and 42 BYF Lugers went to the SS, but this does not prove they were specifically issued to the SS.<br>
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If the Luger has a holster, it could have codes on it proving branch of service or unit. It's usually meaningless unless the gun has bring back papers, or unless the holster has a serial number or partial serial number penned on it.<br>
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The worst thing you can do is overpay for a gun whose history cannot be substantiated. You might want to check some books. A good one to start with would be Luger Tips by Michael Reese II. He mainly covers the less common, pre-WWII Lugers, though, but there are code breakdowns in the book.
 
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