Part of a contract order placed in 1934, the Persian government reached out to Mauser for a grouping of Luger service pistols, with 1,000 in the "lange"(long)/Artillery configuration. Overall configuration is comparable to a late World War I German Army Artillery Luger, with the Persian "lion" crest" on top of the chamber, "crown" and "crown/crown/U" proofs on the appropriate parts, and all other markings in Farsi, including the serial number (3169). Some components (like the grips and magazine base) are unnumbered, otherwise parts are matching overall. Fitted with straw colored small parts and a set of checkered hardwood grips. A stock rig is included, consisting of a hardwood board stock (iron unnumbered), a brown leather holster, leather magazine pouch, shoulder strap, takedown tool and barrel rod.
Excellent, with 90% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, bright edge wear, and minor spotting and handling marks overall. About 50% of the original straw colors are present, with the remainder turning a smooth gray, and the grips are also very fine with some stains and flat spots. Mild dents and scratches are present on the otherwise fine stock, with some cracking, lost stitching, and repairs on the leather components. Mechanically excellent.
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