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1938 Luger Serial Number 1597l

1938 Luger Serial Number 1597l

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Our Price: $1,799.99

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: LUGER126


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We have 1 1938 production Luger that was refurbished and used by the East German Volkspolizei. This Luger is 100% functional and has been test fired. The pistol is in good condition and has a very good bore, but does need additional cleaning (please see photos above). The pistol has a "1938" marked upper receiver along with a non matching to the upper "42" marked toggle link. Features the black plastic East German grips that have some handling wear & scratches. The pistol is nonmatching. Features serial number 1597l on the lower frame, 1597 on the upper with a non matching to the upper "89" marked toggle link assembly. Extractor is unmarked. The trigger, sear, safety bar and safety lever are matching to the lower receiver marked "97". The side plate numbers are worn but the "97" is still barely visible, the takedown lever is unnumbered. The barrel is unnumbered, featuring a crown over N proof mark. Features various period correct proof marks on the right side of the upper receiver. This pistol features a small import mark on the backstrap of the lower frame. 9x19 Parabellum.

Don't miss this chance to get a beautiful 1938 production VoPo Luger!

Comes with a 1 new reproduction magazine.

General Information on these Lugers:

German WW1 and WW2 Lugers

We just received a shipment out of Ethiopia. All our Luger pistols are in “As Is” Trade in condition.

Many of these Lugers have original Matching Serial numbers.

These guns have a very interesting Journey behind them. These Lugers were most likely captured during WW2 by the Russians. Some of the have the “X” as a capture marking on them, but not many.

In the 1950’s after Stalin’s death, Nikita Khrushchev developed closer ties to the East Germans. As a sign of friendship, he returned many of the German WW2 small arms to East Germany.

East Germany used them with their newly formed armed forces, the NVA or Nationale Volksarmee.

Once these Lugers became obsolete and were replaced with TT33 and Makarovs, these Lugers were given to the East German police, the Volkspolizei or translated “Peoples Police”.

In the 1980’s these pistols were sold or traded to Ethiopia. In 1974 the emperor Haile Selassie was killed by the communist and a Marxist government was established with close ties to the Warsaw Pact countries. This is why we find so many firearms with Eastern European origin in Ethiopia.

Back to these Lugers. Each pistol features many original markings. We also have some Mauser Banner Police pistols in this lot.

The East German Lugers are very rare. We only received about 170 pcs. This is probably all which is left in the world of East German Lugers.

Each Luger is carefully test fired with 3 rounds. Every P.08 comes with a new reproduction magazine.

We decided to list every Luger individually. This will guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. You will see exactly the pistol you will be buying with many photos.

Each pistol is carefully graded with the following criteria:

-overall condition

-bore condition

-matching numbers, force matched numbers or non-matching


-manufacturer (if any)

We appreciate your interest in our products and if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call us. (321) 212-7801, M-F 9am-5pm EST

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