P-08 Luger

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  1. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Came across this 1941 P-08 Luger today and could not pass it up. Best condition Black Widow I have seen in my many years... thought I would share a few photos.
    Enjoy! 002.JPG 001.JPG 006.JPG 004.JPG 005.JPG
     
  2. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Beautiful, I’ve always loved and wanted a Luger, just never felt comfortable enough with my knowledge to spend the money and know what I was getting


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  3. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Outstanding pistol!

    One needs a doctorate in "Luger" to navigate all the variants and values.

    Although I have a couple, I know next to nothing about these pistols.
     
  4. RazorBurn

    RazorBurn Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2012
  5. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Excellent pick up!
     
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  6. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Agree 100% with that statement @gaijin
    Most do not realize that the "Luger" pistol was designed and developed in 1893 and has a patent date of 1900. It was originally called the Parabellum Automatic Pistol. There have been so many variations that it boggles the mind. Although many see the Luger as having a huge presence in WWII, it actually spent more time in the battlefield during WWI, trench warfare...
     
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  7. UBOATDOC

    UBOATDOC THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU......LATER Supporting Addict

    Apr 5, 2015
    If my memory serves me correctly, the Luger was replaced in some quantity by the P-38 and thus when "surveyed" from a German or found, they were more of a treasure.
     
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  8. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 28, 2015
    Nice. You will love it. I have a ku. Luger that I inherited from my father.
     
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  9. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    Wow very nice
     
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  10. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    Excellent find.

    Congrats.
     
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  11. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Thank you gentlemen, I appreciate all of your comments.
    Got to be honest, I am thinking about moving this one along... I am not at all fond of Nazi anything memorabilia.
    Bat shiot crazy stuff they did and I just don't think I want anything like this in my collection. Got to figure this one out...
    Curious, what would you folks do?
     
  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Send it to Curly of course . . . . . .
     
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  13. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 28, 2015
    Send I think to me.
     
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  14. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    I'd keep it.
    It's a part of history that was dark/evil- but happened.
    I'd point out it (WWll, the Nazi thing) ended on an up-note.
     
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  15. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Sell it, make a few bucks and buy something you'll enjoy shooting.
     
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  16. UBOATDOC

    UBOATDOC THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU......LATER Supporting Addict

    Apr 5, 2015
    I get your sentiment Sparky. But it is not like a Nazi flag or some sort of crazy stuff like that. I remember looking at a house for sale in Maryland once. Getting the tour from the real estate agent. I was a couple of steps ahead of her as we descended into the basement which was sort of a bar and "mancave" as the owner had some race car memorabilia and stuff like that. But over in the corner was a little table with a large clear plastic box. Displayed inside was a Nazi flag. This guy was not old enough to have fought there(maybe 60) and there was some other stuff on the table like belt buckles and insignia from uniforms. I though to myself......what in the hell is the attraction for this stuff that some people have? But I think a firearm, even with "Nazi proofs" is somehow different and not offensive, at least to me. I don't have any old firearms as I am not a collector. And maybe, I am being naive. Collecting memorabilia..... no way. A firearm is not in the same category.
     
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  17. Redcat94

    Redcat94 Active Member

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    Jun 14, 2017
    I disagree with this. If you're looking for something specific like a Weimar police or a Krieghof then yes, you will need more knowledge. But if you're just looking for a shooter you can still pick up a decent one for $1200-1500. I've even seen VOPO's (East German police) for $995. As long as it functions properly it's worth exactly that.

    Anyway, here's mine. It's a non-matching 1936 Mauser S/42 with combination tool. Accurate and completely reliable with 124gr FMJ.
     

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