1941 Mauser P08

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    1941 Mauser P08

    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.



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    Very nice piece.

    If the story is true behind it, all the better. A great piece of history either way.
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    Very Nice, Thanks for showing it

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    I have a friend who would kill for that piece. He loves old weapons and with the story behind that one he would love it. Thanks for showing it to us.
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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the great pictures and story...
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    Oh, that IS nice! Thanks for sharing
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    I knew you all would appreciate a fine weapon.
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh that IS a NICE PIECE!!!!.....
    <whispering> does the mag match?............and they sell for around the 1500.00 range right now........sooooooooooooo if it comes your way........you REALLY have a nice collectable
    If you have capture papers with it..........then the price bumps up to around 2500.00 or a little more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh that IS a NICE PIECE!!!!.....
    <whispering> does the mag match?............and they sell for around the 1500.00 range right now........sooooooooooooo if it comes your way........you REALLY have a nice collectable
    If you have capture papers with it..........then the price bumps up to around 2500.00 or a little more.
    The mag does not match, and I do have the pistol in my posession, including a holster with what looks like XLVII Pz (I think it was a Panzer division), marked on the back (it's really faint).

    I also have papers from the soldier that brought it home (my late friend's Dad). He was attached to the 4th AD during that time, and in the area of Bastogne. I also got some neat battlefield pics (including one with him and what looks to be the same pistol), and a couple of letters to home (including one saying that he was bringing back a gun that the original owner "didn't need any more").
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    Very cool. Gotta wonder where all that 08 has been.
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    Exellent!

    As one that collects Milsurps, I am always interested in the history of them.

    Great pics too.!
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    Nice, some people have all the luck. I'm sure that somthing that nice will fall into my hands someday ( in my dreams or when I am on my death bead). I am going to have to keep a towel by my computer to clean the drool next time.

    For a safe Queen that is one of the nicest.

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