SOLD FOR: $3525
Serial Number: 11005018
Year of Manufacture: 1970’s, ATF C&R
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol Fed By Detachable Magazine
Barrel Length: 4”
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 show light handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 9.5 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few light scratches and scuff marks. The backside bottom of the grips has a few small scrapes. The back of the pistol on the right side of the frame and on the toggle link have a few tiny scrapes.The screw heads are sharp.. The markings are clear.. Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This Mauser includes its original serial matching box, manual, other paperwork, two magazines and a cleaning brush. The box shows moderate to heavy wear, some of the cardboard is missing.
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 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, reminiscent of the 1906 model Parabellum. The frame is patterned on the Swiss Luger with a straight front strap. The pistol comes with its factory box and some accessories. This one is in Very Good to Excellent overall condition, showing light use. While this production run represents the last of the Lugers made by Mauser, and these pistols are a must-have for any Luger collector, most are destined to be left in their boxes and perhaps displayed. Please see our photos, good luck and happy bidding.