SOLD - Awesome Vet Bringback Capture Grouping - 1941 Mauser Banner Luger

Type: P.08
Maker: Mauser
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: 97%
Bore: 8/10
Year: 1941
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Special Price $4,995.00 was $5,500.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
1760y - 06600

11/16/17 - This is probably the most interesting veteran bringback grouping that Legacy has ever offered! The contents belonged to James M. Sharpe and there are many interesting documents and souvenirs in this grouping. The pistol is a 1941 Police Eagle/L Mauser Luger in excellent condition with the original matching grips, but that isn't even the most interesting part of the grouping. It comes with the original capture papers that document the Luger as well as Sharpe's camera with the serial numbers. The camera is in excellent condition and all parts seem functional. It comes with the camera case which has Sharpe's name in it. There are also several letters he wrote home, two photographs, postcards from his base and a diary.  One of the more facsinating aspects of this grouping is that Sharpe stopped writing after his battalion hit the beaches of Normandy.  His last note that day was that his Lieutenant was killed, perhaps implying this devastating attack affected his interest in documenting his feelings and experiences going forward.  Along with the letters, there are official war letters/documents with his name on them; a letter on "fraternization with the enemy", settlement claim for Unused Leave, notebook on discipline, and a rule book. There is a bible, French translation book and book about his Battalion - all with his name in them. A map of the European countries he was in is attached to a framing board and just needs a nice frame to complete the lok.  It is signed by fellow soldiers with dates he was in each country. There is another book/yearbook about his Engineer Combat Battalion with photos that is very interesting. This grouping has so many interesting documents and so much history, and was recently documented in the August 2017 edition of Automatic Magazine.  

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Condition 97%
Bore 8/10
Caliber 9mm
Maker Mauser
Year 1941
Type P.08