1936 Dated Pre-World War II German Mauser s/42 Code Luger P.08 Pistol C&R
Third Reich Sidearm in 9x19mm Luger!
Here we present a C&R German “s/42” Mauser P08 Luger, made in 1936. Based on Hugo Borchardt’s novel design of a semi-automatic pistol, the “Luger” pistol was designed by Georg Luger, the man tasked with taking an awkward, cumbersome and expensive pistol and making it into one of the world’s most iconic firearms of all time. The Model P08 was adopted by Germany and was used through both WWI and WWII.
This piece is dated “1936” on the barrel and has the Mauser company’s coded designation of “s/42”. Interestingly, since the terms of the Treaty of Versailles only allowed the German Simson & Company to produce any of the few small arms granted Germany after World War I, arms production was done secretly at Mauser, among others. The “S” stands for “Simson” to throw off suspicion, and “/42” was the rest of the code for the Mauser factory. Dates were left off of the barrel until about 1936 when Germany’s arms production and military activities started to be brought into the light.
The overall condition is fine. Original blued finish. The action is excellent. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The grips are in good shape with a little extra wear at the bottom. The Karl Barth made leather holster is marked “DLU” and dated for 1941. Very good condition. A great rig for a Luger pistol made by Mauser in 1936!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 3-7/8 inches.
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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