WWI German Army Luger
Pistole Modell 1908 (P08)
Serial No 9116
Very Good Condition
In 1908, the German Army adopted the DWM Parabellum pistol
as the Pistole Modell 1908 (P08) Parabellum to replace the Reichsrevolver
in front-line service.
The Pistole 08 (or P.08) had a 100 mm (3.9 in) barrel and was chambered
in 9×19mm Parabellum.
This version of Georg Luger's design reflected a number of improvements
requested by German military authorities. The grip safety used on earlier
versions was omitted, while a lug was attached to the heel of the pistol
frame for attachment of a shoulder stock. The barrel was reduced in length
to 4 inches (102mm), and the caliber was 9x19mm Parabellum,
The P08 would serve as the German Army's principal sidearm
during World War I, augmented by Mauser C96 and Model 1914 pistols.
Over 2 million Luger pistols were used by German forces from 1914 to 1918.
This example was manufactured at the German Imperial Arsenal
Complete with 1917 Dated Holster &Tool
Licence Requirements: FAC Section 7(3) or Section