Pre-WWII Mauser S/42 S42 P.08 P08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1936 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1495

LSB#: 210609MW15

Make: Mauser

Model: P.08 Luger

Serial Number: 6894k

Year of Manufacture: 1936

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Action Type: Toggle Type Striker-Fired Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine Fed

Markings: The barrel extension is marked “1936” on the chamber ring, the left is marked “6894”. The extractor is marked “94”, found again on the takedown lever, trigger, sideplate, safety, the left of the firing pin, breech-block, top of the front toggle link, rear of the back toggle link, the toggle pin, the bolt stop, the sear and the inside of each grip panel. 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 “6894 / k”. 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 “6894 / 8,82”. The alloy magazine floorplate is marked “2 / 372 . y”, the left of the body is marked “fxo”, “P.08” and with two eagle over “37” waffenamts (Haenel).

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 walnut. The grips have handling wear with scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. The checkering has some areas worn smooth with much well defined. The left panel has a chip-loss at the top-rear behind the safety. There are no cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Good-Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued, Small Parts Strawed

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray with well defined rifling. There is scattered light erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 85% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. Most of the balance is in handling wear in the grip areas and controls. There is wear at the muzzle on the left and on the raised portion of the sideplate. The action shows operational wear. There are some scattered minor nicks and scratches. There is some minor oxidation in the worn areas and a few other spots of minor oxidation. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in 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 light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in Very Good-Fine 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 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 after the Nazis began to openly violate the Versailles treaty. The pistol is in about Very Good condition, with about 85% of its original finish remaining. The bore is decent and the mechanics are strong. All of the serialized parts are matching on the pistol, but the magazine is a replacement. For fans of the Luger or WWII small arms, this Mauser Luger will make a neat addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Pre-WWII Mauser S/42 S42 P.08 P08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1936 C&R
Pre-WWII Mauser S/42 S42 P.08 P08 Luger 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1936 C&R