Erfurt Royal Arsenal P08 - sn 2xxx
German Luger P08 Military, manufactured by the Royal Arsenal at Erfurt. Good condition overall with 60% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Grips.
There is pitting noted throughout the frame as well as various scratches in the bluing. Side plate has heavy pitting. The pistol appears to have been refinished as the takedown lever, trigger, safety selector, etc., are blued instead of having a straw finish.
The only parts appearing to match the receiver's serial number are the toggle, trigger, takedown lever, safety bar, and side plate. Magazine also matches the receiver's serial number.
Chamber is stamped "1918", indicating the production year. The right side of the receiver has a small "crown" over "RC" stamp. "RC" is for "Revisions Commission" which indicates that this Luger was initially rejected for Imperial service due to a failure of non-critical tolerances or external flaws, but was later accepted for service. This stamp released the inspectors from liability should the pistol later fail in service. There is also a "crown" over "X" stamp, a "crown" over "P" stamp, a third crown stamp with unreadable letter, and a German Military Test Fire proof stamp. The underside of the barrel has what appears to be a "crown" over "N" stamp.
There are impact and tooling marks on the top of the toggle. The rear of the toggle is stamped with "93", matching the receiver. There is also another small "crown" over "RC" stamp on the top side, next to an unidentifiable stamp. Toggle link has a "crown" with unreadable letter stamp and lacks the ERFURT manufacturer stamp.
The left side of the breech block is stamped with an eagle proof to the left of the breech block pin, over "64".
The side plate is stamped with "93" on the outside, matching the receiver, the inside of the side plate is stamped with "15".
The extractor which is normally serialized on a P08, is unserialized.
Grips are not original and may possibly be aftermarket Stoeger grips. There is a gouge on the top of the right side of the grip, but otherwise the grips do not have any cracks and are structurally sound.
Safe marking "Gesichert" is filled in white. Safety lever is correct with a serrated knob.
C&R eligible. Very discreet import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.