WORLD WAR II Nazi German MAUSER “byf” Code “42” LUGER 9mm Para P.08 Pistol
World War II German Sidearm with “bcb/41” HOLSTER!
Here we present a C&R Mauser “byf” Code “42” Dated German P.08 Luger, made in 1942. Production of the P.08 during 1942 were approximately 136,000 examples. 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 P.08 was adopted by Germany and was used through both WWI and WWII.
This P.08 features the WaffenAmt “Eagle/WaA135” marked on the right side of the frame.
In the years between 1934 and early 1941, Mauser used a different designation code on their P.08 pistol (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 finish. The numbers match. The action is excellent. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The base pad of the magazine is chipped. Magazine is marked “fxo” with an eagle and “37”. The holster is in great shape.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4 inches in length.
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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