Mauser American Eagle Model 4 INCH SA Semi-Automatic Pistol & Box, 1970’s

SOLD FOR: $1,460.99
Make: Mauser – Imported By Interarms
Model: American Eagle Luger
Serial Number: 11.008077
Year of Manufacture: 1970s
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The top of the chamber ring is marked with an American Eagle. The top of the rear toggle is marked “Original” and with the “Mauser” banner logo. The right side of the receiver is marked “11. 008077”, with the Interarms logo and “Interarms / Alexandria, Virginia”. The right side of the frame is marked “11. 008077”. The front strap is marked “Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a.N.” The top of the barrel is marked “9mm Luger” and with an “FBM” banner logo. The rear of the frame is marked “Made In Germany”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade dovetailed into a barrel band at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notch on the back of the rear toggle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The checkering is sharp without mars. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is Sharp. There is No erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light scuffs on the front strap and front sight. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its original factory box, with a takedown tool and two cleaning rods. The magazine is blued with a black plastic bottom piece. It shows minimal wear and is in Excellent condition. The box has a white paper covered lid marked “Original / Mauser / Parabellum” and “Interarms”, all in blue lettering. The box has an end panel which correctly describes the make, model and caliber of this pistol. This edge of the box is torn. The bottom of the box has a blue plasticized finish which also acts as a hinge for the lid. The bottom has a Styrofoam insert which is fitted for this pistol and accessories. The box shows light staining from handling and the corners of the lid are torn. The Styrofoam is intact and shows only light oil staining from the pistol and a couple of cracks. The box is in about Very Good condition. The takedown tool and cleaning rod rate in Very Good condition. The original paperwork including the test target, warranty, and owner’s manual is found beneath the foam and rates in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) bought a majority interest in Ludwig Loewe & Co. in 1896. Ludwig Loewe was already producing the “Father” of the Luger, the Borchardt. DWM began producing the Borchardt themselves in 1897. A young engineer, Georg Luger, converted the Borchardt into what we know today as the Luger. DWM was acquired by Berlin-Karlsruhe in 1922 and the Luger parts and machinery were absorbed by Mauser in 1933. This is a modern copy of the P.08 Luger made by Mauser in the 1970s. It is in Mint condition with only light marks on the front strap. It comes in its original box with a spare magazine, cleaning rod and tool. This is a great find for Luger collectors, especially in this fantastic condition. If the collectors don’t show enough interest, it’s going to make someone a very nice pistol for home defense or informal target shooting at the range. The Excellent condition of this pistol is such that it can also be given as a gift to a Luger aficionado.