SOLD FOR: $1691.36
Serial Number: 11.014081
Year of Manufacture: 1970’s, ATF C&R
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Toggle Type Striker-Fired Semi-Auto with Grip Safety Fed by Removable Magazine.
Markings: The left frame rail is marked with a “FBM” banner logo. The top of the front toggle is marked “Original” and with a MAUSER banner logo. The top of the chamber ring is marked with an American Eagle. The top of the barrel is marked “9mm Luger” and with a “FBM” banner logo. The right side of the barrel extension is marked “11.014081”, with an Interarms’ logo and “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA”. The right side of the frame above the trigger is also marked “11.014081”. The front strap is marked “MAUSER-WERKE A.G. Oberndorf a.N”. The rear of the frame below the rear toggle link is marked “Made in Germany”.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade dovetailed to a boss at the muzzle. The rear sight is a “U”-notch integral to the rear toggle link.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, some small parts are strawed.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is minor wear on the rear of the frame below the rear toggle. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the receiver is tight to the frame. This pistol has a grip safety as well as a manual safety. 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 total of two magazines, a factory box, manual, serial-matching test target, blue plastic Mauser hang-tag, a tool and a cleaning rod. The box has scattered storage wear, tears at the corners of the lid, some fraying at edges and spots of discoloration from oil in about Good-Very Good condition. The magazines show no notable wear or damage, intact feed lips and strong springs, in Excellent 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 during WWII well after the P38 was adopted by the army. The largest percentage of Lugers were made by DWM, which became Mauser in 1930. After WWII, the demand for Luger pistols gradually picked back-up and copies of the original Luger pistols were made by Mauser as well as Stoeger. This pistol was made by Mauser and imported by Interarms. It has a grip safety as well as a manual safety and an American Eagle engraved on the top of the chamber ring. The pistol comes with its factory box and accessories. This pistol will be great for those wanting a piece of German history and for those collectors with an interest in German weaponry. This pistol represents the last of the Lugers made by Mauser, and are a must-have for any Luger collector. There aren’t going to be any more made, so they are just going to get scarcer, and it is going to be hard to find one in as nice of a condition as this one, complete with its factory box and accessories. Please see our photos and good luck!