German Luger P08 Pistol 9x19mm (Select Manufactures and Years)

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Original WWI, WWII and post World War German Luger P08 Pistole 1908’s for sale varying conditions and manufacturers. 9x19mm


The Luger is one of the most sought-after pistols by firearm collectors for many reasons. The Luger is one of the most iconic pistols of all time and collectors seek these pistols out for their historical impact, accuracy, and brilliant design. The Luger pistol is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol. It was meant to be an improvement of the Borchardt C-93 Pistol, also known as the “Mauser Broomhandle”/ German arms manufacturer Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken otherwise known as DWM created the Luger. Their first model came out in 1900 known as the Luger Pistole 1900 and was adopted very quickly by the Swiss military and later by the German navy in 1906. In 1908 one of the most iconic models of the Luger was designed. The Luger 1908 (P08) was adopted by the German Army utilizing the 9x19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger). The Luger P08 was used in both World War I and World War II. Even after the Second World War, some East German Police carried Lugers. The Luger was a very expensive pistol to produce even with funding from the German government. Germany looked into replacing the Luger with the Walther  P38 as early on as 1927. Moving production to Walther took much longer than expected which kept the Luger P08 in production until September of 1942. DWM built most of the German Lugers until 1930, Mayser took over the manufacture of the P08 full-time that year, with additional Lugers being produced by Simson and Krieghoff. An interesting change Mauser implemented was to phase out the rust blue process for a salt blue process.

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Weight 5 lbs
P08 Variations

Erfurt 1916, DWM 1918, DWM 1913, Mauser 1937, Mauser 1936, Mauser 1938, Erfurt 1918, Mauser 1915, Mauser 1939, Erfurt 1917, Mauser 1938 S/42, Mauser 1942