SOLD FOR: $2175
Model: P.08 Luger
Serial Number: 2107a
Year of Manufacture: 1935
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Toggle Type Striker-Fired Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine
Markings: The barrel extension is marked “G” on the chamber ring (code for 1935 production), the left is marked “2107”. The extractor is marked “07”, found again on the trigger, sideplate, takedown lever, safety, bolt stop, the left of the firing pin, breech-block, top of the front toggle link, toggle pin, rear of the back toggle link, and the sear. 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 “2107 / a”. The left of the breech-block has an eagle inspection mark. The right of the barrel extension has “B90” and “S91” acceptance marks as well as eagle Army Test Proof. The right-rear of the barrel has an eagle inspection mark. The bottom of the barrel is marked “2107 / 8,82”. The bottom of the barrel extension in front of its lug is marked “H” and the lug is marked with a “B90” acceptance mark. The left of each magazine body has two eagle over “37” waffenamts, one at the top and one at the bottom, the bottoms are also marked “fxo” and “P.08”. The inside of each grip panel is marked “07”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated 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 wood. The grips have light handling wear and scattered light nicks and scuffs. The checkering is generally well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, Small Parts Strawed, Interior Bright
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray. The rifling is worn, but visible. There is light-moderate erosion in the bore, heaviest in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 70% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There is some scattered finish wear, most notable on the barrel and sideplate. There is scattered surface erosion, mostly on the barrel, sideplate, safety lever and along edges. The action shows light-moderate operational wear. There are some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The screw heads are lightly 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 black leather holster, a tool in the pocket inside the flap and a total of two 8-round magazines. The holster is marked “dtu.41”, a waffenamt and “P.08”. The holster shows scattered wear, some fraying at edges, mostly on the strap, and intact stitching, in Good-plus condition. The magazines have blued bodies and black synthetic baseplates. The magazines have light operational wear, intact feed lips and strong springs, in about Very Good-plus 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 1935, just before the Nazis were beginning to openly violate the Versailles treaty. Before this brazen act, the Germans rearmed secretly, in violation of the treaty. Codes were used for both the manufacturers and the manufacture years of arms, with the “S/42” and “G” markings on this pistol intended to obscure who made it and when. This example has matching serial numbers and retains about 70% of its original finish. It has some erosion in the bore, but retains strong mechanics. This pistol is connected to a pivotal moment in history. For fans of the Luger or WWII small arms, this G-code Mauser Luger will make a great addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!