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Lot 1536: Mauser "42/byf" P.08 Luger

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Excellent World War II Mauser "byf" Code, "42" Date P.08 "Black Widow" Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pigskin Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Excellent World War II Mauser "byf" Code, "42" Date P.08 "Black Widow" Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pigskin Holster

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: P08
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 374
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Blade front and notch rear sights, "42" date on the chamber and "byf" factory code on the front toggle link. "Eagle" firing proofs are present on the barrel, breechblock and extension, and the barrel and extension are also stamped with "eagle/135" proofs. The frame is stamped "P.08" on the left. The black plastic grips and magazine base are unnumbered, with the other components matching overall. Includes a black pigskin holster marked "erg 42" on the rear, and a takedown tool. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 90% plus original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear and mild handling marks. The grips are very fine, with dings and flat spots concentrated on the left panel. The holster is fine, with mild scuffs and wear. Mechanically excellent.



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