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Lot 3321: Mauser "42" Code, "41" Date "Ku" Luger Rig

Excellent World War II Mauser "42" Code, "41" Date "Ku" Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with 1941 Dated Holster and Extra Magazine

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3321: Mauser "42" Code, "41" Date "Ku" Luger Rig

Excellent World War II Mauser "42" Code, "41" Date "Ku" Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with 1941 Dated Holster and Extra Magazine

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,750 - $5,500
Price Realized:

Excellent World War II Mauser "42" Code, "41" Date "Ku" Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with 1941 Dated Holster and Extra Magazine

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: P08
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 462
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 199
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Dated "42" on top of the chamber and bearing the "S/42" Mauser code on the front toggle link, the left side of the barrel extension is marked "Ku" with the stick eagle "LA" stamp on the barrel, extension, and breechblock. The "Ku Luger" is something of a mystery, as the purpose of the "Ku" and "LA" markings have never been conclusively determined; some speculate that they were machined by Mauser and finished by Krieghoff, or that they were issued to the "Kustenfliegers" (Coastal Flyers, Luftwaffe pilots who served as the Nazi version of the Fleet Air Arm). Full-blue components, checkered grips and a blue finished magazine with a black plastic base. The barrel, breechblock, rear toggle link, magazine and hold open are correctly unnumbered, with matching partial number "43" on the extractor, front toggle link, takedown lever, sideplate, sear, safety components, magazine, and firing pin, with the full "3543" on the receiver, frame and grip panels. Included with the lot is a black leather flap holster marked "cxb/41" on the rear, blued "eagle 655" proofed takedown tool and an extra "FXO" magazine. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 97% plus of the original blue finish, showing bright edge wear and scattered minor scratches and handling marks. The grips are also excellent with some stains and dings. The holster is excellent with some scuffing. Mechanically excellent.



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