German Luger P-08 pistol. Rare, with holster and original take-down tool. This pistol was produced for the German military by Mauser Werke. The production run of this pistol was short, just 1936 - 1940, during which only several thousand pistols were produced. This pistol was made in 1937. Production quality was very high. This is an original gun, not a parts gun. All serial numbers on the parts match. The finish is overall very good, with holster wear on the muzzle and high points of the pistol. It has attachment points for a shoulder stock although this version was never issued with a shoulder stock. The magazine is marked with P08 and some proof marks, and the base of the magazine on one side has a piece broken off (you can see it in the photos). The Luger comes with its rare original German military holster (identified by the manufacturer code on the inside of the flap – B.A. IV). The holster is serial numbered on the back. On the inside of the flap is a small flap-covered pouch which was meant to hold a take-down tool. It is extremely rare to find one of these tools, especially still in a holster. This holster includes the take-down tool in the inner pouch. The tool is in pristine condition. At some point the belt loops on the back of the holster were replaced. You can see this in the photo. This gun came to the shop following the recent death of the man who, as the family relates the story, personally took it in combat in WWII, although they say their father never said much more about it. The gun functions correctly but we have not fired it. All the information provided here comes from “The Luger Handbook” by Aarron Davis. Please also check out my other auctions.
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