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WWI German Army Luger

Pistole Modell 1908 (P08)
Calibre: 9mm
Date: 1917
Serial No 9116

Price: £1,100

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 of Erfurt

Complete with 1917 Dated Holster &Tool

Licence Requirements: FAC Section 7(3) or Section 5 Authroity