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1935 "G" Date Police Rig
 

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This is a 1935 Pistole 08 military gun manufactured by Mauser for the German Police. This piece is a 4 inch (100 mm) 9mm Parabellum.  To conceal production a series of alphabetical dates were assigned in addition to the code on the toggle S/42 (Mauser).  ''G" dates are representative of the Luger produced in 1935. This Luger is offered with the entire rig (see below).   (1090)

 

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The first toggle link is marked with the 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.  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. The thumb safety is new style, and strawed. This Luger has all matching numbers.

This is a Subvariation I as designated by collectors from the "G" Date Parabellums. believed to be from 930a-5000d and without eagle type acceptance stamps (W154,B90, S91`, S92). Subvariation II had the Eagle 63 proof and began at 5000d-5000f.  
It has been reported by Jan Still that there were 700 models of the "G" Date made for the Kriegsmarine (Gernman Navy) from the "G" Date variations

 

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.

 

BERLIN 1935 with the Police K proof

Serial numbered to the gun.

This is a full Rig.  There is a 2nd Magazine, a serial numbered take-down tool, the holster police proofed and serial numbered to the gun. When your are talking about a "bring back" this Luger was captured intact with the everything.  This leather is in very good condition and has been well cared for.

The holster is a 1935 Model with the proper Waffen Amt proof. The holster is still soft and pliable. The interior strap is attached and functional and the buckle is intact with no defects. The holster is serial numbered to the gun and bringing a combination of an all matching gun, with two matching magazines a matching serial numbered loading tool with the G S/42 proof and the serial numbered holster is like being in line at the issue depot in 1935 and picking up a new one.

 

 In 1934 Mauser got it's first Military P-08 contract from the German Government. So was born the first military Mauser Luger, the "K" date of which it was estimated 10,900 were made. These were the 1934 production designation "K".

Beginning in 1935 Mauser began by marking the guns with the "G".  From the "G" series beginning approximately with 930a to 5000f, (in blocks of 10,000) for approximately 54,700 guns, 700 were pulled out for the German Kriegsmarine and so marked.

 

The inside of the gun is clean with no evidence or pitting or rust. It has been cared for many years. The bore is good. This gun is an exceptional Luger being in such fine shape and bearing all the correct proofs and markings to make it a text book "G" date. See Kenyon Lugers at Random Page 264.  This Luger is identified as a curio and can be send directly to C&R licensees and above.

There were two variations of the "G" date, the early with non-eagle acceptance stamps and serial numbered  from approximately 930a to 5000d.  Then later in 1935 there began the E/63 acceptance stamps and the second sub-variation and with an established serial number range of 5000d-5000f.

The Barrel is matched to the gun with the gauge 8.81mm stamped.  The "a" serial suffix puts this "G" Date very early in the contract.

As a police issue gun the magazines are numbered 1 & 2 rather than the "+" sign of the 2nd magazine on the military models.

For anyone who is a collector of the loading tools this is one you will not come across too often.  Not only stamped with the "G" S/42 but the back side of the tool is the serial number to the gun.  Further making this an all matching rig.

 

 Jan Still in his book Third Reich Lugers (P27) attributes about 600 "G" Dates to Police use in the e & f suffix block.  This is an "a" block Parabellum so it was either taken out of sequence  from the early guns and may represent a one of one and sent as an acceptance sample or there was not prescribed "block" of police guns from the few "G" Date Police produced. It was not drilled for the magazine safety as Still reports the other G Dates to be.

It is entirely subjective to give any Luger a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few Lugers 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.

The right receiver proofs are the very early W/154 and S/92 proof with the drooped wing eagle military acceptance stamp that also appears on the barrel. 

Left we can see the rear main axel pin is also numbered to the gun and the frame is still the early DWM that has not been extended the 2mm to create coverage for the axel pin while in full recoil.

 If there is an angle or specific picture you would like to complement your buying decision (we can't do inside barrels - yet) please email us and we will try to provide the view you are missing.

 

It is entirely subjective to give any Luger a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few Lugers 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.

Perhaps a one of one Early Mauser "G" Date made for the police with all matching numbers to include the loading tool and holster. This is a subvariation I with no eagle proofs and unknown in current writings on the "G" Dates.  Police (sear safety) Military Code Lugers are considered the rarest of the Military Code Lugers.   This Luger is offered for $7,795.00 to the WWII Mauser collector.  Any questions to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com.                

 

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