Tips & Note:
The production of guns under German authority stopped finally on the 20th of April, 1945 when the Mauser factory was overrun by French troops.
Shortly thereafter, manufacture was resumed for the French military and police forces. Between May 1945 and May 1946,
when production phased out, Mauser produced approximately :
100,000 98k carbines,
20,000 HSc pistols,
some WTPII pistols
30,000 to 40,000 P.38s.
The French kept the German SVW code and continued the serial numbering system.
After the end of the French production, all factory buildings and records were ordered to be destroyed by the French occupation forces, thereby making it difficult for today's collector to trace production figures and other records.