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Mauser P08 help please

Discussion in 'German Light Weapons' started by Courtney Louise, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. Courtney Louise

    Courtney Louise New Member

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    Hi guys.

    I’m new to the forum but not new to collecting.

    I have acquired this deactivated Mauser P08 Commercial but I’m not sure of all its markings.

    it’s not in the Mauser serial number database I found on line and even though it’s deactivated, I don’t recognise the, what I assume to be, a 1993 deactivation symbol.

    Also underneath where you have the Serial of 3390 and the V, there’s a cross, I’ve seen this cross before but I can’t remember what it refers to.

    Could anyone give me any more information about this amazing piece please?

    Thank you

    Courtney xx
     

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  2. Courtney Louise

    Courtney Louise New Member

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    I know the magazine isn't the right one as it's a 1938/39 Police one. Heres some more pics, I hope they help. All other visible numbers do match with 90.
     

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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Welcome to the forum and I'm sure one of the German experts will be by shortly to answer your questions.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Sorry I can't help, but welcome. I agree with Price. We have a lot of knowledgeable people here, so I'm confident your questions will be answered.
     
  5. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    From first glance this appears to be a "russian capture" P08. When taken into Soviet possession at or before the end of the war, captured German firearms were typically marked with an "X" (representing two crossed M91/30 Mosin rifles). Firearms underwent refurbishment and are often crudely reblued and have mistached parts.

    Will have a close look at your photos tomorrow.
     

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