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This is a 1934 Pistole 08 military Parabellum manufactured by Mauser. As a K-Date  this is one of first military contract Lugers produced by Mauser. This Luger is a 4 inch (100mm) 9mm Parabellum.  To conceal production a series of alphabetical dates were assigned in addition to the code on the toggle S/42 (Mauser).  ''K" dates are representative of the Lugers produced in 1934; this is an all-matching gun including two magazines and a serial numbered holster along with a cleaning rod and loading tool    (1807)

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Mauser-Werke and Berliner-Karlsruher Industrie-Werke (BKIW), [BKIW was the successor to DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken)] had common ownership.  In 1930 the machinery, technicians and supplies were moved from Berlin-Wittenau to Oberndorf and BKIW's interest in the Parabellum ceased.  In 1934 Mauser obtained its first contract for 10,930 with the K-Date over the chamber.  For the collector there are four variations of the K-Date.


The thumb safety is new style, and strawed. The finish is 96% Blued and 98% straw blued and  has a hold open latch and stock lug. This Luger has all matching numbers including the magazine. The gun has a numbered hold-open and the stock lug.   There is no 2mm "hump" at the rear of the receiver indicating this was a DWM frame that was inherited by Mauser with the transfer of assets from Berlin.
This is a standard 1934 Model gun designated by collectors as the Version 2 "K" Date Mauser. The first toggle link is marked with the Scriptic S/42 Mauser code.  There is the "V" rear sight on the rear toggle link and the last two digits of the serial number appear. 
The Scriptic "S" on the bottom of the thumb safety and the Ö][37 on the bottom of the magazine, plus the last two digits of the serial number on the top of the thumb safety. The bottom of the barrel shows the gauge marking and witness mark of alignment with the receiver.
The Barrel is matched to the gun with the gauge 8.82mm stamped representing the distance of the lands.  The 5409 serial puts this K-Date  in the 2nd variation of the K-Dates. Here we have a K-Date 5409th production piece with the mixed "Scriptic "S" and Gothic "S".  Note the early Mauser Ö][37 proof on the magazine. These guns were in the transition between the Scriptic "S" and the Gothic "S".


Above Left: When production began in 1934 with the "K" Date there were still many parts that had come from Berlin with the DWM party assembled guns. The "K" & "G" Date's began with the silver sleeved magazines and then transitioned into the blued magazine.   Above Right: In 1933 the Reichsministerium ordered that the rear main toggle axel be numbered to the gun. We can see from this frame the lack of the later produced 2mm addition to the Mauser frames. This tells us that this was an old DWM produced by DWM from old stocks.
On the side plate is the Trigger Lever with the Gothic "S" and on the front sight is also the Gothic "S".  It is almost imaginable today that the gun we purchase would be inspected in such detail that the individual part would be proofed.
Proofing on this P-08 is splendid with the mixture of the early proofs and the Scriptic "S". The top of the Luger shows a good clean "K" and the Scriptic "S" on the extractor, first and second toggle link and the last two digits of the serial number throughout.

In early 1930 production was begun by Mauser in Oberndorf with the transfer of  the tooling and equipment from BKIW (DWM) factory in Berlin to Mauser-Werke. The first order was for the Dutch in November 1930 and then the American Eagle orders for A. F. Stoeger.  From 1930 until 1934 Mauser assembled many thousands of Lugers from DWM parts and stocks, plus reworked other for the paramilitary groups and the police.  Mauser proof marks left a trail across many Lugers.

The Gothic "S" appears on the right side of the receiver, the trigger and the back of the magazine release. The grips are the fine diamond shape and are in excellent condition.
Under the barrel and on all the small parts the last two digits of the serial number appear along with one of the forms of the "S" either Scriptic or Gothic while these short runs of the K-Date were in transition.
Here is the proof display on both sides of the receiver with the full markings of the "S" and serial numbers. The display of the Gothic "S" and with the Early B][90.  Above Right we can see the GELADEN (loaded) marked on the extractor which told the shooter both visually and tactilely the gun was loaded.
Note the Gothic "S" on the front of the trigger guard plus a low 4 digit serial number.

In early 1930 production was begun by Mauser in Oberndorf with the transfer of  the tooling and equipment from BKIW (DWM) factory in Berlin to Mauser-Werke. The first order was for the Dutch in November 1930 and then the American Eagle orders for A. F. Stoeger.  From 1930 until 1934 Mauser assembled many thousands of Lugers from DWM parts and stocks, plus reworked other for the paramilitary groups and the police.  Mauser proof marks left a trail across many Lugers.

The inside of the gun is minty clean with no signs of deterioration for its age and exhibits that craftsmanship of the early Mauser production.  Below you can see the multiple proofs on the firing pin and the "S" on the firing pin retainer.
Above Right: The grips are walnut and have the last two digits of the serial number. Below: Located on the Breach Block is the "09" of the serial number.
Above: The breach block right side displays the Gothic "S" and below the hold open also displays the "09" of the serial number and the Gothic "S". All original characteristics of the hard to find complete K-Date.
Serial number placement is in the military ("exposed") style.   The serial number appears on the front of the frame, on the side of the locking bolt, on the trigger, on the bottom of the barrel, the side plate,  the left side of the receiver, the safety bar, the sear bar, the rear connecting pin, and on the extractor.
It is entirely subjective to give any firearm a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few collectible weapons are out of the box new and these are premium priced. Bluing percentages is like Beauty, in the eye of the beholder.  We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria. Any questions or request for additional purchases email to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com. This firearm is eligible for transfer to C&R permit holder, even in California. We are registered with CA DOJ for firearms shipment.


This Parabellum is all matching, displays the "Scriptic and Gothic" 'S" and a strong shiny barrel. This gun may be sold before being posted as such on the internet. This 1934 "K"-Date is in good - very good condition, showing honest field wear and offered for $3,895.00 over the counter.


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