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Pre-World War II German Mauser s/42 Code “1937” Date Luger P.08 Pistol C&R THIRD REICH German 9mm Semi-Automatic Sidearm
Pre-World War II German Mauser s/42 Code “1937” Date Luger P.08 Pistol C&R
THIRD REICH German 9mm Semi-Automatic Sidearm
Here we present a C&R German s/42 Code 1937 Date Mauser P.08 Luger, made in 1937. Manufactured by Mauser in 1937, using a combination "S/42" code on top of the receiver ring. Introduced during the early years of the Nazi Party's dominance of Germany, the code system was intended to obscure the scale and speed of German re-armament. Based on Hugo Borchardt’s novel design of a semi-automatic pistol, the “Luger” pistol was designed by Georg Luger, the man tasked with taking an awkward, cumbersome and expensive pistol and making it into one of the world’s most iconic firearms of all time. The Model P.08 was adopted by Germany and was used through both WWI and WWII.
This piece is “1937” dated on the barrel and has the Mauser company’s coded designation of “s/42”. Interestingly, since the terms of the Treaty of Versailles only allowed the German Simson & Company to produce any of the few small arms granted Germany after World War I, arms production was done secretly at Mauser, among others. The “S” stands for “Simson” to throw off suspicion, and “/42” was the rest of the code for the Mauser factory. Dates were left off of the barrel until about 1936 when Germany’s arms production and military activities started to be brought into the light.
This example has the Eagle/63 military proof mark along with other Third Reich inspection marks.
The overall condition is good. Excellent action. Bright, nicely rifled bore. Good grips. Most numbers match. Legible markings. This example has been refinished.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4 inches.
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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