WW1 Luger PO8 9mm dated 1918 with original Holster
Come with original spare magazine and original take down tool
This very early deactivated (1990) WW1 Luger PO8 9mm dated 1918 with it's original Holster and original spare magazine and an original take down tool.
Common numbered 5808 on all parts, only the take down tool has a differant number (5036). The number on one of magazine is worn and is unreadible and the other has another number 0048.
The holster is dated 1918 and the makers name 'Schwarzenberger & Co' NURNBERG and on the back of the Holster is scribed H K , more than like the owners initials.
This is an early deactivation so the barrel has only a pin in the breech. It has a nice crisp dry fire and it Luger can be complete stripped down.
Nice clean original condition and all the holster stitching in good order.
All the correct Imperial proof stamps and military exceptance stamp
Nice clear date stamp for 1918 and the DWM factory stamp
All common numbered and the deaction stamp for 1990
The 'a' under the serial number indicates it was stamped in the first two week of January (1918)
Nice original take down tool
The holster is dated 1918 and the makers name 'Schwarzenberger & Co' NURNBERG and on the back of the Holster is scribed H K more than like the owners initials.
This Luger was manufacture in January 1918 which as everyone will know was two months before the Germans hugh Spring offensive which began on the 21st March 1918.
Operation Michael (German Code name for the operation)
On 21 March 1918, the Germans launched a big offensive against the British Fifth Army and the right wing of the British Third Army.
The artillery bombardment began at 4.40am on March 21, the bombardment hit targets over an area of 150 square miles 390 km2, the biggest barrage of the entire war and over 1,100,000 shells were fired in five hours.
This Luger was manufactured just before offensive and 'may' have seen a part in that offensive.