With only 7000 estimated to have been manufactured the 1914 Erfurt P.08 Luger Pistol is the rarest regular production German Military Luger Pistol of the WW1 era….. This example is in a highly attractive 95%+ condition, still with 1 original factory numbered magazine. The pistol is completely matching with all the correct Erfurt proofs on the small parts and is a textbook example of this extremely rare pistol. The bore is excellent and the pistol is a totally matching textbook example of Luger rarity. If you collect WWI era German Army Lugers this is one of the true rarities.
In 1914 Luger production at the Imperial State Arsenal at Erfurt was concentrated on production of the Lange P.08, the “Artillery”Luger, with 23,000 being produced that year. For this reason production of the standard P.08 Luger with the 4 inch barrel was extremely low. This is a wonderful Great War Luger from the very year that war began which adds another level of desirability to this very scarce Luger.