6/20/18 - Listed here is an excellent example of the very well known and highly sought after Luftwaffe Inspected Ku marked Luger. This particular pistol comes from Jan Still's collection and is documented in both Axis Pistols and Third Reich Lugers, pages 142 and 103, respectively. This is one of the approx 5,000 that were produced with the Ku suffix. The pistol is completely matching to include the aluminum bottom fxo coded magazine, and the gun comes with a spare Black Widow magazine. The chamber is 41 dated with a '42' code toggle. Barrel and receiver are Luftwaffe eagle marked. The finish on the gun rates at about 96-97%, with minor edge wear on muzzle, sideplate and stock lug. The bore is excellent. The grips are matching to the gun with full four-digit serial, which is proper for this variation. Three Luftwaffe inspection stamps and the use of replacement parts and a blue finish that was not as well done as Mauser production are all the classic signs of the Ku luger. There has been more speculation about the origin and circumstances surrounding these Lugers than any other WW2 Variant Luger. The prevailing theory is that they were assembled in very early 1943 for the Luftwaffe out of leftover Mauser parts by an unknown contractor that the code Ku stands for. This has been assumed to be the firm of Adolph Kurschner – Metalwaffenfabrik in Bavaria, but this may never be definitively verified.