38. German P.08 Luger Pistol by Erfurt with Unit Markings

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serial #1227a, 9mm, 4" barrel with a bright near excellent bore showing just a hint of frosting. The metal surfaces of this 1913-dated pistol retain about 82% original blue with moderate high edge wear, overall thinning to gray on the frame and gripstraps, some light pitting scattered throughout, along with light freckling. The small parts retain some hints of straw color particularly strong on the ejector and more protected areas of the trigger along with some overall silvering and light oxidation staining. The sear spring is in-the-white but the toggle pin retains strong fire blue color and the grip screws show some remnants of fire blue. The checkered walnut grips are stamp-numbered to the gun and remain in very good plus condition with some overall smoothing of the points, a few small chips on the right panel and some further light handling marks. The frame was not made with a stock lug, the pistol has a long sear and is equipped with a hold open. All of the serialized parts are matching including the un-grooved firing pin and the backstrap is stamped with a unit mark that reads "10.J.M.G.22.". This pistol includes one bright-bodied wood base magazine that is numbered to the gun and remains in very good overall condition. The wood base appears to have some older-added finish as there is a chip on the right side matching the finish of the base overall; the number is still clearly visible. A very nice rather early P.08 with the added bonuses of a matching magazine and unit marking. (137879-290) {C&R} [Craig Brown Collection] (1200/1800) SOLD FOR $2,645.00

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