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Unread 08-03-2023, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Interarms Mauser Luger on GB

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There is a 9mm Interarms Mauser Luger for sale on GB the seller stated it's the Swiss pattern but the picture shown is the typical WWII style.
Serial # 11. 013509. Seller has not responded to questions regarding whether it's Swiss pattern. Based on serial number can that be ascertained? Thanks

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Unread 08-03-2023, 01:42 PM   #2
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I think you are looking at this one:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/997935748

I think the seller called it the "Swiss Pattern" is because it has a grip safety.
It's actually called a "Parabellum", because Mauser didn't call them "Lugers" at all.
They are stamped the barrel with "9mm luger" referring to the ammo.

But, I think you are right - the forward bump on the grip makes it a P.08 style. Both styles have a grip safety. I don't think there is any difference, otherwise.

It looks like a really nice kit.

I bought a Swiss version at RIA last year for $900, without the kit and box.

The only help the serial number gives you is 9mm (11.xxxxxx) or 7.65mm (10.xxxxxxx), as far as I know. My serial number is 11.005474 (made around March/May of 1972)
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Nice Mac... that is the late Swiss pattern the earlier one with grip safety in .30 had the original styled PO 8 grip. Both Swiss.
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All post war Mauser Parabellums are based on the Swiss 06/29.

The straight grip version is the 29/70.
The P08 style grip version is the 06/73.
A transitional 1972 version with mixed small parts also exists.

The pistol on offer is an 06/73 Interarms contract version.
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FWIW, I collected serial numbers on these for a few years. I have an 06/73 on that list ser # 11.013510 that sold on GB for $1525. This was at least 10 years ago and was without the box or accessories.
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All post war Mauser Parabellums are based on the Swiss 06/29.

The straight grip version is the 29/70.
The P08 style grip version is the 06/73.
A transitional 1972 version with mixed small parts also exists.

The pistol on offer is an 06/73 Interarms contract version.
I think Mauser made a small run of pistols in the 1970s that were assembled from P.08 left over and refurbished parts. They look exactly like a standard military P.08 and have the manufacturer marking on the front strap. I just think Interarms did not import them.

I have two 29/70s in 9mm.



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No, they did not.

In 1997-1999 Mauser did sell refurbished P08s, marked on the front grip strap.

But they never rebuilt or refurbished original P08s in the 1970s.

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