Femaru M37 nickled magazine

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Rmasters3, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Rmasters3

    Rmasters3 New Member

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    I just bought another M37; the gun is the original blue, but the mag was nickled. Somewhere I thought I read a nickled Femaru was rare and I also understand some GI's had them nickled post-war.

    Does anyone know if there was a nickled version made by Femaru or is this someones idea of how to make this look prettier.

    Rmasters3@fuse.net

    Thanks
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Yes, IIRC, some of those magazines were nickel plated, but the ones made for the Germans were not. If someone else has better info, we would appreciate it.

    FWIW, I don't recall much nickel plating of magazines; the usual practice was to nickel or chrome plate the whole gun. For example, chrome plated Lugers are fairly common and most owners seem to believe they were some kind of special gun, maybe owned by Hitler, when in fact they were owned by an ex-GI whose brother ran a bumper plating shop.

    Jim
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