Found this Kriegsmarine marked 1934 Mauser at a local gun shop. Years ago when I first started collecting military arms, my friends always told me to "stay away from anything chromed or nickeled ". It was always advice that I lived by, never even looking to see what year, or who made any plated military handgun I'd come across. But remember reading any Kriegsmarine firearm was some what scarce, the acceptance mark on this 1934 caught my eye. According to Still in "Axis Pistols", this Kriegsmarine pistol belongs to the rarest of four Nazi KM34 variations, with an estimated low production of 3,000 (compared to 6 to 8,000 for each of three other var.).Serial range: 532780-587534, & "O" property number range: O.2273-O.5730. Figured most of these pistols ended up in the bottom of the Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean. Just could not pass up an all matching KM Mauser for just under $300 . The handgun's property mark is O.3942, and the magazine is marked the same. the serial number is 553119. Who ever did the plating , did a nice job, and there is no flaking. The pistol does not appear to have been fired since it was nickled. Liking Mauser 1914 pistols the way I do, I would never have thought twice about buying a nice nickel commercial version of one. Plated yea, but also a neat piece of Axis history that found it's way to Northwest Indiana thanks to some GI. Came with pebbled black leather holster marked bdr43.