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Lot 1542: Mauser "K" Date "S/42" Code P.08 Luger Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2020

Mauser "K" Date "S/42" Code P.08 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Mauser "K" Date "S/42" Code P.08 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: P08
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 402
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Part of the early German re-armament program, the "K" date Lugers were manufactured in 1934 in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Fixed sights, with the "K" date on the chamber, "S/42" code on the front toggle link, "S" (mixed block and script style) on multiple components, "O][37" on the extension and barrel and "droop wing eagle" firing proofs on the barrel, extension and breechblock. Some small parts are straw finished, with niter blue pins and screws, and a correct style bright finished alloy base magazine marked "S/2531/O][37". Aside from the magazine, numbers are matching overall, including the grips.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing bright wear on the high points and edge, areas of brown patina, mild spotting, and light handling marks. 60% of the original bright straw color are present, strongest on the trigger, with a gray patina on the remainder. The grips are good, with some dents and staining. Mechanically excellent.

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