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Info on Hungarian P37 Nazi Markings

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Zenon, Jul 10, 2003.

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  1. Zenon

    Zenon Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    I've been having a heck of a time finding info on Hungarian made FEG P37s with Nazi markings. I know they are .32 and the one I am considering buying is dated 1941 according to the dealer. I'm new at collecting and for some reason this pistol floats my boat- good condition, one mag and holster. The dealer is asking $325.

    Any history, pricing data, info, would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    I am going to refer you to the following site for more info than I can provide here:


    I did notice two mistakes, though. The picture captioned a Frommer Baby is actually another Frommer Stop, and the German code was "jhv"; they say "jvh" in one place. The Frommer Baby looked more like the little 6.35mm, but was larger.

    The Frommer Stop and Frommer Baby were long recoil operated, something that was, AFAIK, unique among semi-auto pistols.

    FYI, when the Germans took over, they named the factory "Metallwaren, Waffen-und Maschinenfabrik AG, Budapest. I think that it was one of the plants the Germans simply stole from the rightful owners and turned over to Krupp or one of the other German companies. Hungary had been Germany's ally in the early days, and got a slice of Czechoslovakia by way of saying "danke", but the Germans later ran Hungary as an occupied country.

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