Erfurt P08 Luger 1917

  • $3,000.00
    Unit price per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Very Tidy condition P08 Luger
Matching numbers throughout
Extensively Erfurt stamped
Strawed side plate lock , trigger
Original grips Erfurt stamped
Trigger stamped #15 strawed correctly for period
Safety tongue #15
Sideplate #15
Hold open #15
correct Square slot rear sight

In 1908, the German Army adopted the DWM Parabellum pistol as the Pistole Modell 1908 (P08) Parabellum to replace the Reichsrevolver in front-line service.
The Pistole 08 (or P.08) had a 100 mm (3.9 in) barrel and was chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum.
This version of Georg Luger's design reflected a number of improvements requested by German military authorities. The grip safety used on earlier versions was omitted, while a lug was attached to the heel of the pistol frame for attachment of a shoulder stock.
The barrel was reduced in length to 4 inches (102mm), and the caliber was 9×19mm Parabellum, and the 9×19mm DWM cartridge (Catalog No. 278F) initially adopted by the German Army featured a 123-grain truncated-nose bullet design intended to increase wounding effect of the fully jacketed bullet.
With slight modifications, notably the addition of a stock mounting lug and a hold-open latch, the P08 would serve as the German Army's principal sidearm during World War I, augmented by Mauser C96 and Model 1914 pistols. Over 2 million Luger pistols were used by German forces from 1914 to 1918.