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This is a rare example of a late 1942 Mauser Luger World War II Nazi pistol. The piece was produced toward the end of the regular Nazi Army Production. This is a P-08 (P.08) byf 41/42 Mauser Luger 9mm pistol. The late production Mauser’s have been termed the , “Black Widow” lugers due to the late warm all salt blued finish in a very dark color and the late “P.08” frame marking on the left side.
This is a Mauser-made P.08 commercial contract Luger marked and delivered to the Persian military. The Shah's crown and lion are on the chamber, and the toggle is marked “Mauser” in Farsi. The factory delivered about 2,000 pistols under a 1936 order (split between four-inch regular and eight-inch "artillery" barrels). These examples are considered very rare.