SOLD - Rare Portuguese Contract Black Widow Luger Rig - Matching Holster

Type: P.08
Maker: Mauser
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: ~90%
Bore: Mint
Year: 1942
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Availability: Out of stock
2221m - 15814
6/23/21 - This is a very nice example of of a rare 1942 Mauser Luger Rig with an interesting history. the following information is from the Mauser Parabellum by Joop van de Kant and Don Hallock.: "It is believed that the German Army was the seller of the last batch of 42 byf Luger pistols to the Portuguese Military. The pistols are Military accepted (E/135) and Eagle test proofed; they were produced by Mauser in August - September 1942, just before the mass production was halted in favor of the succeeding P.38. The pistols of all earlier foreign contracts have commercial proofs; it seems obvious that Mauser was not informed about the destination of this lot until the Waffenamt indicated that they had to go to Portugal. We know that the delivery took place in January 1943. SN's reported: Lowest 209m, Highest 5237m (this gun is # 3812m). Of the nine pistols that I could examine personally, four had a phosphate finish." So, it is believed that of the 5,000 or so that went to Portugal, only about half were phosphate. This one is all matching and has German export proofs on the left side of the frame. "9mm Para" marking on the underside on the barrel. It comes with an original matching Portuguese holster, a matching-numbered luger tool, and a cleaning rod. The gun is a black widow with black widow grips and a black widow magazine. It has retained about 90% of its finish. There is wear on the side plate, side rails, on the barrel, and around the muzzle. More noticeable wear on the right side of the barrel. Minor scratchy wear on the front strap. Brown patina on both straps. Mint bore.
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Condition ~90%
Bore Mint
Maker Mauser
Year 1942
Type P.08
Caliber 9mm