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The WWI / WWII P08 Luger - Examples & Pictures

Pictures and examples of the P08 Luger Pistol

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Very Early Model 1906 Luger with grip safety
A very rare early "Model 1906" squeeze grip Luger, in 9mm calibre, manufactured by DWM. The serial number dates the gun to 1907 production, just prior to the start of Military production. This is the classic Luger, beautifully finished, with reverersed safety with no Gesichert marking, no DWM markings and no stock lug. The grip safety was not deemed necessary by the German Army due to additional complexity and expensive in manufacturing and was dropped upon its adoption in 1908. Clearly stamped with Crowned B and Crowned U proof marks used until 1911, it is in very good condition with matching numbers and a fine rust blue finish and strawed smaller parts with undamaged grips.

Machine Gun Company marked, 1912 dated P08 Erfurt made Luger
A rare pre-war 1912 P08 Luger manufactured by Erfurt with Machine Gun Company markings. A fantastic example, without the stock lug and magazine lock back mechanism, not seen as necessary prior to the War, but was retrofitted on most early Lugers later. It has matching numbers, a fine original rust blue, straw parts and undamaged grips, with Imperial proof marks. It is Regimentally marked on the grip frame, 180.R.M.G. 23, for the 180th Regiment, Machine Gun company gun number 23.

Regimentally marked, 1913 dated P08 Luger Pistol
A high quality Luger pistol manufactured prior to the First World War in 1913 by DWM. Pre War Luger's were finished to the highest standard, and this is a fantastic high quality example. It lacks the magazine lock back mechanism, not seen as necessary prior to the War, but was retrofitted on most early Lugers. With matching numbers, a fine original rust blue, straw parts and undamaged grips, with Imperial proof marks. It is Regimentally marked on the grip frame, B.7.R.9.7 (Bavarian 7th Regiment, 9th Company, gun number 7). The gun was used in 1914 and was captured by the Belgians and it does have Belgium proof marks on the underside of the barrel.

P08 Luger 1914 dated
An early 1914 dated Luger, that has seen a lot of service. The pistol has a reblued finish, with surface oxidation, matching numbers apart from the bolt/toggle mechansim, which is a later WWII period.

Regimentally marked, 1915 dated P08 Luger Pistol
A beautiful early First World War, 1915 dated P08. This is a fantastic example with matching numbers, a fine original rust blue, straw parts and undamaged grips. It is manufactured by DWM, with Imperial proof marks and a Regimental marking to the grip frame, JNF. R.60 K.6. for Company 6 of Infantry Regiment 60.

1915 dated P08 Luger
A superb early WW1 1915 dated Luger pistol manufactured by DWM. It has matching numbers and nearly all its orignal fine blue throughout, with small signs of service usage. The grips are original and have no damage.

1916 dated P08 Luger
A good example of a mid war Somme era 1916 dated P08 Luger pistol, manufactured by DWM. It has a fine original rust blue with strawed heat treated componets and undamaged wooden grips. It has matching numbers throughout the gun including the magazine. It has suffered some surface corrosion from poor storage in a holster, particularly to the front left of the barrel and rear left frame, but it still has a very fine blue and is in good condition.

1917 dated Erfurt Luger
A fine 1917 Erfurt made Luger. Matching numbers throughout gun, including the wooden base magazine. The gun has some loss of finish with slight surface pitting on the grip frame and sides of the barrel from storage in a holster and handling, but the gun is in good condition. It has its original blue with correct strawing on the trigger and can be fully field stripped and dry fired.

1917 dated DWM Luger
A superb WW1 1917 dated Luger pistol manufactured by DWM. Matching numbers throughout gun apart from magazine, with the correct wooden base, with nearly all its orignal fine blue throughout. The grips are original and have no chips or cracks.

1917 Dated LP08 Artillery Luger Pistol
A superb 1917 dated artillery Luger, the Lange-Pistole 08. Originally issued to artillery troops as close defence weapons, by 1917 these long barrelled examples of the Luger were being issued to front-line Sturmtruppen as trench-raiding arms. This example was manufactured by DWM, and is Imperial proofed and is in excellent condition with its original rust blue. Some minor wear to the toggle, but all parts have matching numbers including the magazine.

1917 dated LP08 Artillery Luger pistol
A superb 1917 dated artillery Luger, the Lange-Pistole 08. This example was manufactured by DWM, and is Imperial proofed and is in excellent near mint condition with its original rust blue and strawed smaller components. All parts have matching numbers apart from the magazine.

1917 dated LP08 Artillery Luger
A superb condition 1917 dated Lange-Pistole 08 Luger. This example was manufactured by DWM and is in good condition with 95% of its blue remaining. All parts have matching numbers bar the magazine which is a correct wooden-based WWI example.

1918 Deactivated P08 Luger Pistol
An excellent deactivated late WWI Luger pistol. Dated 1918, it is in fine condition with matching numbers throughout the gun, including the wooden base magazine. The gun has had a professional re-blue at some point in it's life and makes a fantastic display piece.

1929 Dated Police Luger with rare Schiwy Safety
A rare Polizei model 1929 Luger Police Luger with rare Schiwy safety. The Schiwy safety was patented in Germany in February 1932 and relied on a simple bar that would spring onto the surface of the trigger when the magazine was removed. It was not not successful and most were removed after 1937. This example was manufactured in the late 1920s with a DWM toggle and a vertical crown N proofed receiver indicating the gun has been test fired with "nitro" or smokeless powder. It has no date stamp to the receiver with the commercial style of numbering, giving rise to the name "Sneak Lugers" by collectors, as they would have to sneak arms past inspectors after the treaty of Versaille. It was then subsequently converted to a Police Luger during the early 1930s, with the addition os the Schiwy safety system and the added Eagle over WaA66 Waffenamt proof on the receiver right side which is found on receivers of 1930-1933 Mauser reworks. The gun has a fine original rust blue with with strawed heat treated componets and undamaged wooden grips. There is some moderate pitting to the left hand side of the barrel and reciver from handling / poor storage, but it is a rare model and displays very well.

Simson & Co P08 Military Issue Luger Pistol
This is a fine example of a German military issue P08 Luger pistol produced by Simson & Co, Suhl Germany during the Weimar republic era. Simson and Co, were the only manufactures of Lugers from 1922 to 1934, when production ceased due to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, with Simson being a Jewish ownded company. This example is for the German military which are very difficuly Lugers to find due to a limited production during the 1920's and are rare on the collectors market. It has matching serial numbers throughout the gun, apart from the magazine, which is however the correct type with an eagle 6 proof. It has a fantastic amout of proof marks on nearly every part - Simson Military eagle 6 first inspection proofs, 33 parts proofs, a Wiemar acceptance Eagle and a Simson final aceptance proof. The proof marks are very well struck and clear, and the gun has a very fine blue finish, straw finished parts and good original wood grips.

1935 dated P08 G code P08 Luger Pistol
A hard to find 1935 production G code P08 Luger pistol. The G code signified production in 1935 by Mauser and was used to disguise re-armament by the Nazis. With matching numbers apart from the sideplate and magazine, the gun has seen some post war usage and has been inscribed 'P08 KAL 9X19MM' on one side and DU MONT on the right hand side. The barrel is a little rough on the underside from service usage, but it is in good overall condition with undamaged grips and WaA63 stamps.

1935 dated G code P08 Luger Pistol
A 1935 production G code P08 Luger pistol. With matching numbers except for the magazine and original undamaged wooden grips, it has the early Waffenamt and the correct S92 inspection stamp and S/42 code for manufacture by Mauser with the G date code. The gun is deactivated to current specifications.

1936 dated P08 Luger Pistol
An excellent near mint condition WWII P08 Luger pistol with matching numbers throughout the gun, including magazine. It has a fantastic original rust blue finish, strawed trigger and undamaged wooden grips. Very clear early Waffenamt and Nazi eagle stamps with a S/42 code for manufacture by Mauser with a 1936 date.

1937 dated P08 Luger pistol
An excellent 1937 dated and S42 coded for Mauser manufacture with matching numbers throughout gun apart from magazine. The guns is stamped with waffenamt 63 acceptance stamps, with a fnie rust blue with slight wear from service.

1937 P08 Luger Pistol
A 1937 dated S42 coded Luger, made by Mauser, with matching numbers throughout gun apart from magazine. The guns is stamped with waffenamt 63 acceptance stamps, with a fine salt blue, introduce in 1937. Fine example.

1939 P08 Luger Pistol
An fine condition 1939 dated example with matching numbers throughout the gun, except for the magazine, which is an un-numbered late war example. Fine original salt blue finnish throughout and used but undamaged wooden grips. Very clear Waffenamt and Nazi eagle stamps with a S/42 code for manufacture by Mauser with a 1939 date. The gun has slight wear to the front of the barrel and has British proof house stamps on the left side of the barrel.

1939 P08 Luger Pistol
An fine condition S/42 code, 1939 dated example with matching numbers, except magazine. Fine salt blue finnish throughout, with surface wear in places from handling. Undamaged wooden grips and clear Waffenamt and eagle stamps

Mint 1940 P08 Luger Pistol
An suprerb, mint condition WWII P08 Luger pistol. Condition wise, this is the best P08 we have ever seen, in close to it's factory issued condition. 1940 dated and 42 coded for Mauser manufacture with matching numbers throughout gun including the magazine. A very top example that can not be upgraded that looks even better in hand.

1940 P08 Luger Pistol
A used, but not abused 1940 Luger pistol. 42 coded for Mauser manufacture with matching numbers aprt from the magazine. Good wartime salt blue finish, with light wear and oxidation.

1940 P08 Luger Pistol
An excellent 1940dated Luger pistol. 42 coded for Mauser manufacture with matching numbers throughout gun. With a fine wartime black salt blued finish and the grips are original and in very good condition.

1941 42 code P08 Luger Pistol
A fine 1941 dated P08 in great condition. With a black salt blued finish, wooden grips and all blued (black color) small parts (trigger, safety lever and take down lever). Waffenamt WaA655 stamped and 42 code for Mauser before the switch to byf code later that year. Matching numbers, great condition.

1941 byf code P08 Luger
A fine P08 in it's black salt blued finish, dark wood grips, and all blued (black in colour) small parts (trigger, safety lever and take down lever), with byf 41 code. Matching numbers apart from magazine, extractor and rear toggle link. Good condition with original wartime blueing with general wear from usage and a small machine mark around barrel.

1941 byf code P08 Luger
A byf 41 code P08. Some loss of blue and light pitting from service usage, with matching numbers apart from the extractor and the magazine. With unit marking S IV to the pistol grip.

1942 byf code P08 Luger Pistol
Deactivated WW2 Mauser byf code P08 Luger pistol. 1942 dated, the last year of Luger production before switching to the P38. With correct waffenamt WaA135 stamps, introduced by Mauser in 1942 and used until the end of the war. The gun has mismatching numbers. It has a fine blue finish with light surface wear from service use. The grips are original and in good condition

1942 byf code P08 Luger Pistol
An excellent Mauser byf code P08 Luger pistol. 1942 dated, with waffenamt WaA135 stamps, the gun has all matching numbers, apart from the magazine. With a fine dark salt blue finish with very light surface wear from service use. The grips are original and in good condition and the gun fully field strips and dry fires, with a clear barrel, pined at the receiver.

1942 byf code P08 Luger Pistol
An excellent Mauser byf code P08 Luger pistol. With correct waffenamt WaA135 stamps, introduced by Mauser in 1942 and used until the end of the war. The gun has all matching numbers, apart from the magazine, which is a desirable fxo, Haenel manufactured model. The gun has its original dark salt blue with light surface wear from service use. The grips are original and in good condition and the gun fully field strips and dry fires.

 
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