175. Interesting German P.08 Luger Pistol by Mauser with Matching Magazines

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serial #4217h, 9mm, 4" barrel with a bright near excellent bore showing just a hint of light frosting. This is a rather interesting pistol with an "H (Anchor) K / SUHL" Krieghoff toggle train mounted to a Mauser-made gun. The toggle still retains its characteristic bright Krieghoff blue and Luftwaffe acceptance stamps on the small parts although the parts have been re-stamped "17" to match the rest of the gun, it would appear, during the period of use. The extractor and grooved firing pin are un-numbered, the original Krieghoff number "18" is still visible on the internals of the parts and the breechblock has also been stamped with Mauser's droop wing eagle army test proof on the left side above the original Luftwaffe stamp. The metal surfaces of this 1936-dated pistol retain about 92% arsenal blue showing light high edge wear, some moderate freckling and light oxidation staining on the gripstraps, a few errant freckles and spots of very fine pinprick pitting here and there. The small parts retain bold straw color showing some light silvering and freckling while the toggle pins, grip screws and sear spring retain very nice fire temper blue. The checkered walnut grips are un-numbered and remain in very good condition showing some light staining, a few small chips scattered about, dings and handling marks. The remaining serialized Mauser parts are matching except for the rear toggle pin numbered "94". This pistol includes two matching bright-bodied aluminum base magazines in near excellent condition and a loading tool all stamped with "(Eagle) / 63" Waffenamts. Finally there is a very nice brown leather flap holster stamped "VOEGELS / KOLN / 1939" with a faint Waffenamt. The holster remains in very good plus to near excellent condition showing some scattered light scuffs, spots of minor staining, some cracking on the high edges and strap. It is possible this gun was reworked by Mauser at some point and then re-issued to the German Army; it nevertheless represents a curious example that could be worthy of further research and study. (138778-4) {C&R} (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $2,415.00

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