Pre-World War II NAZI German Mauser s/42 Code “G” Date Luger P.08 Pistol
WORLD WAR II German Semi-Auto C&R Sidearm!
Here we present a German s/42 G Code Mauser P08 Luger, manufactured by Mauser in 1935. Introduced during the early years of the Nazi Party’s dominance of Germany, the code system was intended to obscure the scale and speed of German re-armament. 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 “G” dated (1935) 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. The action is robust throughout. The bore is bright and mirror-like. Both grips are in fine shape and the checkering remains sharp. All markings are clear and the numbers match with the exception of the magazine. Here is a fantastic piece of WWII history to collect and display.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4 inches in length.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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