WWII 1940 Dated Nazi Mauser Luger Pistol

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WWII 1940 Dated Nazi Mauser Luger Pistol
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This is a very good example of a pre-WWII, 1940 dated Mauser P08 Luger. These pre-WWII Lugers have always been difficult to obtain in this condition because they were produced early enough that they were subjected to 5 full years of field use throughout Europe and the Eastern front. The top of the chamber is dated 1940 with the wartime code of "42" for the Mauser factory, stamped on the front toggle. The right side of the receiver carries the double "Eagle/655" Waffenamt next to the single "eagle" firing proof with both of those proofs also located on the rear sides of the barrel. This Luger has the full serial number, (4628) stamped on the front of the frame, the left side of the barrel extension and the underside of the barrel, with the last two digits of the serial number (28) stamped on the various other parts. This Luger has the standard inverted "v" front sight with the fixed rear sight and the safety with the extractor correctly marked "GESICHERT" and "GELADEN". This Luger is complete with one blued steel Army magazine that is stamped on the side of the magazine "P08/fxo/Eagle37" with the aluminum base numbered "6116/n" on the bottom.
BBL: 3 7/8 inch round
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut checkered
Serial Number: 4628f
Condition: Excellent with 95% of the original blue finish overall with wear on the edges and high spots overall with thinning and slight browning on the front grip strap and top of the toggle assembly with some minor pin-prick pitting on the left side of the barrel and front sight base. The walnut grips are in very good condition with some minor nicks and chips in the checkering on both sides. The pistol has matching numbers except the magazine as noted above. A very nice example of an early pre-WWII Luger pistol.