Was organizing one of my safes last night, and ran across an interesting piece, and said to myself,
"Self, the folks at CombatCarry would like to get a look at this, why don't you share it with them?"
So here it is. This is a genuine battlefield pickup Mauser P08, dated 1941. All numbers match with the exception of the mag. This pistol was willed to me by a friend who just recently passed away. He told me that his father picked it up during the Battle of the Bulge. Judging by his father's unit documentation (which I also have), it is entirely plausible that the story is accurate.
I stripped it down and checked it out, before putting 20 rounds through it. The finish is rough in a few places as you can tell by the pics, but overall, considering that it has been through a war and is 65+ years old I would say that it is in excellent condition.
Notice the waffenamps on the the right hand side.