Originally Posted by yooper
The early sales did not have certificates with them; just the usual invoicing papers. I purchased a number of M 44 US from the CMP from 1999 into 2002; none had certificates. I didn't lose any either.
I purchased ten M44US's in the 1999 to early 2000's time period and none of them came with certificates. (I kept one for myself, gave one each to my two sons, and gave the rest away to nephews.)
The two 1903's I bought in the same time period did come with certificates.