Lot 240: Mauser - P08
|Pre-WWII 1939 Dated Nazi Mauser Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol|
|Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600|
|Type||Pistol||Gauge||9 Mm Luger||Catalog Page||66|
|Barrel||4 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip||Walnut Checkered|
|Stock||Class||Curio & Relic Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is a very nice example of a late-production "t" serial number block, "1939 dated Mauser military Luger pistol. This was a transition year for the Mauser factory in that it marked the change over from the old "S/42" Luger toggle markings to the standard "42" toggle markings. The top of the chamber area is dated "1939" with the "42" code markings on the top of the front toggle. The right side of the barrel extension has the double "eagle/63" Waffenamt proofs next to the single spread winged Nazi eagle firing proof which also appears on the right side of the barrel and the left side of the breechblock. Standard markings on the extractor and safety area. It is complete with one all blue unmarked folded steel magazine with the aluminum base. The base is marked "9933/t/Eagle 63". This series of Luger has the all salt blued finish with the checkered walnut grip.
|Condition||Very fine with 85% of the original blue finish remaining with edge and high spot wear overall with thinning and browning on the grip straps and muzzle area. The side plate has had some cold blue applied. The grips are in fine condition overall with nice checkering on both sides that shows wear across the tops of the checkering with some minor nicks and chips with a small chip on the left grip in the rear upper corner, directly below the safety lever. This pistol has all matching numbers except the magazine as noted above. A nice late 1939 dated Mauser Luger pistol with the new "42" code markings.|
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