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Old 11-11-2011, 6:25 PM
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Any info please. Production dates? Value? Etc
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Old 11-12-2011, 9:02 AM
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They started out in 1970's and made 2 basic configurations. The "swiss" style with the front grip strap straight and the "P08" style like the later Lugers with a bulb base grip. The serial number will tell you the caliber, 10-,11- means 7.65 or 9mm. The value depends on when model and configuration plus if it is NIB. Used goes for $6-700 and NIB goes for $1k-1300. Anything more specific needs Ser# and pics.

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Old 11-12-2011, 9:57 AM
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Six inch barrel.
9mm. Looks like 99% in box with everything. Serial #11.012xxx
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:52 AM
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It is not known exactly when you gun was produced. July 1973 10.011959 was logged and the next logged number is in jun 1977 at 15223. Most of the guns were produced in 1973. You can check the target in the box and some have dates. A six inch "P08" style in 9mm is a nice gun. If it has been used I would estimate it to sell for $9-1K.

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It is not known exactly when you gun was produced. July 1973 10.011959 was logged and the next logged number is in jun 1977 at 15223. Most of the guns were produced in 1973. You can check the target in the box and some have dates. A six inch "P08" style in 9mm is a nice gun. If it has been used I would estimate it to sell for $9-1K.

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When were they made and imported to US? FROM when to when?
I dont think it was ever used outside of the factory. The is a little imperfection on the bottom of the barrel maybe form the tools rubbing on it the box. Otherwise looks VERY complete and unfired.



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I have the Swiss 4" version and have had it for 25 years. Great gun but every spring except the mainspring and trigger spring either broke or weakened over the years so be prepared!
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The pilot group was made in 1970 and was of the 29/70, swiss, style. In 1973 they started the 06/73 style and stopped doing general production in 1977 but did continue to make a small amounts of major body parts till 1986. Interarms bought most of the mausers and had sales over seas and in the US. There were about 14000 9mm pistols made during 1973-1985.

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I have the Swiss 4" version and have had it for 25 years. Great gun but every spring except the mainspring and trigger spring either broke or weakened over the years so be prepared!
How do you replace springs? How do the "last" Lugers compare to other Lugers? Pre WW2, WW2? By compare , I mean as a pistol. ( not as a collectors item, I know others are more desirable)
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Everything except the takedown latch spring was easy to replace. The mainspring requires a tool to remove and install. Quality is as good as any commercial gun from the pre war era. Mine is very accurate. The Swiss pattern pistols were made on machinery purchased from the Swiss government so you know the dimensions are correct.
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Everything except the takedown latch spring was easy to replace. The mainspring requires a tool to remove and install. Quality is as good as any commercial gun from the pre war era. Mine is very accurate. The Swiss pattern pistols were made on machinery purchased from the Swiss government so you know the dimensions are correct.
How do I know if mine is swiss??? Who sells springs for them?
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How do I know if mine is swiss???
See Zinfull's first post...

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...The "swiss" style with the front grip strap straight and the "P08" style like the later Lugers with a bulb base grip...
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See Zinfull's first post...
I will take a look.
I dont know anything about them.... I dont see them for sale much.
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How do I know if mine is swiss??? Who sells springs for them?


This is mine - Swiss 1929 pattern with the simplified straight grip and grip safety. The P08 version is sans grip safety and has a kink in the grip angle at the bottom. Both versions made by Mauserwerke and marketed in the U.S. by Interarms. Springs can be obtained from Wolff and the surplus houses like Numrich and Sarco. Installing the take down lock spring was a real struggle that ended up involving a padded vise, a small C clamp, a nylon gunsmith hammer and lots of bad language. The smallest spring I had to replace and the most difficult because the repro spring was not made quite right.
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Just a note that if it is a swiss style it is a C&R gun.

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A bit of a threadbump, but I'm curious. I'm looking to get one of these and I'm wondering if they're legal to import into CA. I'm reading that these are 1970s era guns? If so, they're not in the C&R list as far as I know and probably wouldn't be on the safe handgun list, right? If so, am I screwed from buying the piece since it's going to be an interstate transfer?
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A bit of a threadbump, but I'm curious. I'm looking to get one of these and I'm wondering if they're legal to import into CA. I'm reading that these are 1970s era guns? If so, they're not in the C&R list as far as I know and probably wouldn't be on the safe handgun list, right? If so, am I screwed from buying the piece since it's going to be an interstate transfer?
Yes, unless you can figure out a way to SSE it or have your Grandparent/Parent/Child who lives in a different state buy it as a gift to you.
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A bit of a threadbump, but I'm curious. I'm looking to get one of these and I'm wondering if they're legal to import into CA. I'm reading that these are 1970s era guns? If so, they're not in the C&R list as far as I know and probably wouldn't be on the safe handgun list, right? If so, am I screwed from buying the piece since it's going to be an interstate transfer?
As mentioned the Swiss style is C & R eligible and can be imported to CA. From the C & R list:

Luger, Mauser Parabellum, semiautomatic pistol, 7.65mm or 9mm Luger, 4 and 6" barrel, Swiss pattern with grip safety and the American Eagle stamped on the receiver; made from 1970 to 1978.
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OP, I've got one for sale if you are interested, please feel free to PM me if you'd like more info.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ight=Luger+P08

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