1935 G-Date Police Mauser S/42 Luger



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This is a beautiful example of the 1935 G-Date Model Mauser Manufactured Pistole-08. The chamber marking represent the military contract year of production and this example is a 1935 dated Luger. This is a full rig with an all matching 1935 dated Luger, a 1935 dated holster, a 2nd matching magazine and proofed loading tool. When your are talking about a "bring back" this Luger was captured intact with the everything. (2058)

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This Parabellum is 9mm police gun in a 100mm barrel length with all matching serial numbers to include matching, original grips. Serial number placement is in the military ("exposed") style. The thumb safety is marked 'Gesichert' and safe is down and the extractor "Geladen" (Loaded).  The barrel is numbered and proofed and matches the frame.  The bore is good with distinctive lands and groove.  The thumb safety is new style (Type III), and  straw blued.


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.  There is a "V" notched rear sight and stock lug.

Serial number placement is standard military; front frame, under the barrel,  the side plate, the extractor, the safety, the sear bar retaining pin and the majority of the internal parts are serial numbered. The Mauser Code S/42 appears on the fist toggle link and the "V" cut rear sight and last two digits of the serial number appear on the rear toggle.



The Treaty of Versailles imposed draculon decrees on Germany in particular the French wanted to remove any ability to arm themselves.  Neglected in the implementation was the Police and the arming of the police went on throughout the period of the Weimar republic. To comply wit the Allied Inspectors DWM/BKIW produced the 98mm long barrel in 7.65mm and sold them to the police who immediately rebarrelled the Parabellum to 100mm in length and 9mm.  This farce ended with Hitlers assention to power upon the death of President Hindenburg.
Hitler's rise to power came in 1932 with his appointment as Chancellor by von Hindenburg to whom Der Füehrer paid great respect. In 1933 the Allied Commission witnessed the re-arming of the Germans but lacked to will to stop it. President Hindenburg died on August 2nd 1934. Hitler had already agreed with the Cabinet that upon Hindenburg's death the offices of President and Chancellor would be combined. Having support of the army a plebiscite was then held for the public to decide on whether they approved of the changes already made - 90% of voters gave their approval. Thus Hitler had become "Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor" and the title of President was then abolished..

With orders going out to Mauser to produce the Parabellum in 1933 there was an effort to hide the production and the numbers of the guns produced.  1934 began with the K-Date and these were followed by the "G"-Date in 1935 continuing the S/42 branded toggle indicating Mauser.


The holster is still in excellent condition. The back is hard leather (smooth grained) and the front is soft and pliable. The interior strap is attached and functional and the buckle is intact with no defects.  Still showing the white stitching.
Below: The much coveted PTV mark (Below) of the Polizei-Schule für Technik und Verkehr in Berlin which in 1934 changed its name to the Technische Polizeischule - Technical Police Academy, which had responsibility for maintenance and modification of police weapons, as seen on barrels of police P.08s.
The manufactures cartouche is stamped between the belt links and has the 1935 date witch is a very hard date to find in holsters. The proper Waffenamt stamp for this manufacturer indicates it was accepted at the factory.
The grips are serial numbered to the gun with a large number which appears characteristic for these early models.  The loading tool has the drooped wing Eagle 63 to match the gun and from the wear it was probably issued with this holster and G-Date.




In the early days of the NDSP Hitler wore the SA uniform. When the growth of the SA got bigger than the Wehrmacht the General Staff felt threatened by Eric Rohm their leader and his idea that he was as powerful as Hitler.  This was dealt with in the Night of the Long Knives when the SS purged the leadership of the SA.


Above: Note the Extractor marked Geladen (Loaded) protruding from the breach block of the gun.  Not only was there the visual sign the gun was loaded but also at night one could feel the extractor and know a round was in the chamber. On the front of the barrel is the Eagle 63 and above the side plate is the sear bar that drops in to stop the sear and the gun from firing when the side plate was removed.
Note the last two digits of the serial number on the rear main axel pin.  In 1932 the Reichswehrministerium issued an order that the rear connecting pin be serial numbered to the gun which was required by order in 1933.  One cannot see the small 2mm "hump" distinctive of the Mauser frame to protect the rear main axel pin in full recoil, therefore it can be assumed this was a DWM manufactured frame that was used until the milling was set up for the Mauser frames.

Above you can see the "5" of the serial number on the locking lever, on the trigger, the sear stop and the rear main axel pin. The Sear is noted again in this picture dropped down from the removal of the side plate and one can just barely see the pin dropping into the sear to prevent the gun to fire.  First accepted by the Prussian Police it was later adopted by the Bavarian and then made universal.   Above Right: With the side plate removed you can see the trigger, which was straw blued and the last two digits of the serial number are present.

Above Left: The "G" Date "1935" followed the "K"-Date (1934) as part of the deception eomplyed by Hitler when he came to power to conceal the number of side arms being produced in any period. This was only followed by Krieghoff into early 1936 with the "S" dated (1936) before four digit dates appeared.  Above Right:  The loading tool is proofed.

Left: Eagle 63 proof from the Mauser inspector and the drooped wing Eagle (Adler) applied until April 1939. The Nazi Eagle with the Swastika is the Army test proof that was begun in 1939 following the drooped wing eagle. Right: The barrel is marked on top with E63 and on the frame and small parts is the full serial number and the serial number.

The Army magazines were the early silver sleeved, some left from DWM/BKIW until they were used up. In this case with the early police guns the bottoms are matching numbers with the correct suffix and proofed at the bottom.  


A very early picture of Hitler and Goering with their staffs when marching with what was known then as the "brown shirts" because of the color of their uniforms.


The most distinctive feature of these pistols is undoubtedly the toggle-lock mechanism, which holds the breech closed by locking in a manner not unlike the human knee, which can sustain a heavy weight when straight, but once bent is quite easy to continue to bend. The toggle joint in its straight position resists the rearward force of the detonating cartridge, then "buckles" after enough time has passed. When a round is fired the entire breech, barrel and toggle move straight rearward (on rails) until the toggle begins to ride up on a pair of cams that "breaks" the toggle (makes it bend at the joint). Once the toggle joint is no longer straight, it bends freely, allowing the bolt to come rearward, and the striker to be cocked. The spent cartridge is extracted by a combination extractor/loaded chamber indicator on the top of the toggle; it is ejected as the toggle nears the end of its rearward free travel compressing the spring in the grip and returning the breach to battery. A new round is stripped from the magazine and chambered as the toggle is driven back to the straight position by the spring.

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 would rather answer your questions and provide you with photographs than ship guns back and forth. Requests for additional information or pictures to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com

Illustrated are the #5 serial number on the small parts.  Also we can see this early Mauser is made up from DWM/BKIW parts. The first toggle link has the matching from DWM and the part is a different metal composition. (Note plumb color of the blue.) BELOW: The use of the DWM frames is easily seen at the rear main axel pin.  Here in full recoil one can see where under rapid fire this flanged pin can chip so Mauser in their production milling added a 2mm "hump" to the back of the frame to further cover the pin. 




     Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP); National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945.

     Hitler's Nazi Party became the largest democratically elected party in the German Reichstag, leading to his appointment as chancellor in 1933. Following fresh elections won by his coalition, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of National Socialism.


A small bore light gives some insight into the fine condition of the barrel; clean, shiny and with deep lands and grooves.

The inside of the gun is clean and reflects the effort for cleaning the past 40 years. Lugers that are stored for any period of time should have the wooden grips at least waxed on the inside to protect contact with the metal. The barrel is strong and shiny. Questions to Josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com

  Above you can see the serial number on the extractor, at the back of the first toggle link  and the rear toggle plus the thumb safety. This Luger has been cared for over the years and shows well both inside and out. The barrel is strong with distinctive lands and grooves.

Jan Still in The Third Reich Lugers  Page 27 indicates only 600 police style Parabellums were produced of the "G" series for the German Police.This offering includes the all matching G-Date (3rd Variation, two matching magazines, a 1934 dated holster, the proofed loading tool and a period belt with the .  As complete as the day it was surrendered.

The is an excellent example of the very rare "G" Date (1935) Police.  This all-matching Mauser Parabellum built under the S/42 code for the German police. It has shows the Mauser pre-war deep blue and displays very minor holster wear.The one digit serial number, police proofed holster, proofed loading tool, two matching magazines, a period belt and Nazi Police Belt Buckle complete rig is offered for $5,495 over the counter.
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