SOLD - Fantastic Simson Suhl & Co Luger

Type: P.08
Maker: Simson
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: 97%
Bore: 9/10
Year: 1930s
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Availability: Out of stock
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1/16/19 - This is a very rare Simson Luger made in the Weimar period in Germany, between the wars. Simson started manufacturing Lugers in 1925 using equipment from the old Erfurt arsenal. Production was very low as the German army was limited in size and equipment following the Treaty of Versailles. Simson & Co. was the only company authorized to produce lugers for the German army during this time but then the company was nationalized by the Nazis in 1933. So total production from 1925 -1933 was very limited - even more rare than the Krieghoff lugers. This gun is all matching and all parts are correctly stamped with the Simson Eagle/6 proof mark. My best guess is that this gun was made in 1931 or 32. The original finish is about 97% with nice straw colored small parts. There is minor muzzle and side plate wear, and a spot of finish loss on the bottom of the front strap. The grips are original as well with the full serial number on the reverse as well as the Simson proof. Even the grip screws are fire blue in color and have the tiny Simson proof. Everything on this gun is correct and original with the exception of the non-matching magazine, which is for a later Mauser (see photos). The mechanics are very good and the bore is shiny and strong. The pistol comes with what appears to be a Great War era holster in good condition. It appears to be internally proofed with maker mark and date but it is faint enough that I cannot make it out. A great example of a rare Luger for the advanced collector.
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Condition 97%
Bore 9/10
Caliber 9mm
Maker Simson
Year 1930s
Type P.08