WWII German P.08 Luger Pistol by Mauser
World War II-era German P.08 Mauser Luger pistol, serial #2212o, 9mm, 4″ barrel with a fine, bright bore that has some minor freckling within the grooves towards the muzzle. This is an “S/42” coded pistol with 1939 chamber date and all-matching numbers that retains 85-90% of the original blue finish with gray fading at the muzzle, some small areas of bright metal along the sides of the barrel, and some further fading along the projecting edges and bearing surfaces of the frame, receiver, toggle, and bolt. Traces of the original white filling are still visible in the “GESICHERT” safety marking. The checkered wooden grips are not numbered, and have light wear and handling marks throughout, with flattening of the points on either panel, most noticeably around the butt. The pistol is housed in a 1939 dated brown leather flap holster with Friedrich Offermann u. Söhne, Lederwarenfabrik, Bensberg maker’s mark above the belt loops. The leather is lightly scuffed and beginning to flake in a few spots but is otherwise still perfectly serviceable and intact. Also included is a single late-war “fxo” coded magazine with black resin base. There is no take-down tool included. This is a very good-near fine example of a first-year-of-the-war Luger.
- Artist: n/a
- Type: Historical Artifact - Gun
- Year Created: 1939
- Year Acquired: 2023