Sold For: $1,875.95
Model: P.08 Luger
Serial Number: 6653o
Year of Manufacture: 1936
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Toggle Type Striker-Fired Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine
Markings: The barrel extension is marked “1936” on the chamber ring, the left is marked “6653”. The sear is marked “53”, found again on the takedown lever, trigger, sideplate, safety, the left of the firing pin, breech-block, top of the extractor, top of the front toggle link, toggle pin, rear of the back toggle link and bolt stop. The top of the front link is also marked “S/42” (Mauser production code). The left of the extractor is marked “GELADEN”. The front face of the frame is marked “6653 / o”. The left of the breech-block has an eagle inspection mark. The right of the barrel extension has two eagle over “63” waffenamts and an eagle inspection mark. The right-rear of the barrel has an eagle inspection mark. The bottom of the barrel is marked “6653 / 8,82”. The magazine floorplate is marked “3189 / d” and with an eagle over “63” waffenamt.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to a base at the muzzle. The rear sight is a “V”-notch integral to the rear toggle link.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut. The grips have light handling wear with a few scattered light nicks and scuffs, most notable at the bottom-front of the right panel. The checkering is generally well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blued, small parts Strawed
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright with sharp rifling. There is some minor erosion scattered through the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 80% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The majority of the finish loss is handling wear in the grip straps and scattered minor wear in the barrel. The action shows operational wear. There are some scattered light nicks, scratches and spots of minor surface oxidation. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is no play between the barrel assembly and frame. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 8-round magazine. The magazine has operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: The Luger (Pistole Parabellum or P-08) is perhaps the most aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing of all autoloading centerfire pistols. It is also one of the strongest, most accurate and most recognizable service pistols ever made. Georg Luger developed his famous pistol in 1898-1899 (starting with the Borchardt/Luger transitional pistol). The Luger is, essentially, a much improved Borchardt type pistol, which was itself based on the toggle action concept used by Sir Hiram Maxim in the world’s first practical machine gun. The Maxim shot its way to bloody fame in World War One, which also became the combat proving ground for the Luger Pistol. The Luger was so reliable and well liked that it was still being made and issued to German troops well after the P38 was adopted by the army. The largest percentage of Lugers were made by DWM, which became Mauser in 1930. This is a Mauser Luger pistol manufactured in 1936, just as the Nazis were beginning to openly violate the Versailles treaty. The pistol is in about Very Good condition, with about 80% of its original finish remaining. The bore is nice and the mechanics are strong. All of the serialized parts are matching except for the included magazine, and the pistol made it into the United States without acquiring an import marking. For fans of the Luger or WWII small arms, this Mauser Luger will make a great addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.