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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 3580: Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co - P.08

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Desirable Mid-Range Krieghoff "S" Code German Luger Pistol with Matching Magazine
Estimated Price: $7,000 - $9,000
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Serial #Krieghoff  Heinrich  Gun Co   - P.08 ManufacturerKrieghoff Heinrich Gun Co ModelP.08
TypePistol Gauge9 Mm Luger Catalog Page205
Barrel3 7/8 Inch Round FinishBlue GripBrown Plastic Checkered
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a scarce example of an mid-production pre-WWII Krieghoff "S" code Luger as manufactured in limited quantities for the Luftwaffe. This Luger is marked with the early "S" code over the chamber which was the secret wartime code indicating manufacture in 1936, with only 4,000 "S" code Lugers produced during this year of manufacture. The pistol is an mid-production variation marked with the "H/K" letters on each side of the Krieghoff Anchor with only "SUHL", below that on the toggle. It has the typical military style serial number placement with the full serial number (2324) on the front frame, the left side of the receiver, with the last two digits on the various smaller parts. The right side of the barrel extension is marked with the Eagle acceptance proofs with the Krieghoff "Eagle/2" Luftwaffe acceptance proofs followed by the Luftwaffe test proof and small "Eagle/2" proof. The underside of the barrel is marked lengthwise with only the bore diameter and the "Eagle/2" proof. The pistol is fitted with a nice set of brown checkered plastic grips with the coarse checkering and the wide border. It has the standard early production unmarked nickel magazine with the cast aluminum base that is marked with the up side down "Eagle/2" over "2324".

ConditionVery fine with 85% plus of the original blue finish still remaining overall with wear on the edges and high spots with blue loss on the muzzle and side plate with thinning on the barrel. The straw colors remain 50% intact. The grips are both excellent with nice distinct checking on both sides anda some minor nicks or chips on the tops of the diamonds. This fine example has all matching numbers, to include the magazine. A example of a mid-production, very desirable Luftwaffe accepted Krieghoff "S" code Luger.
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