At page 91 of my book “La Luger Artiglieria”, I have started analysing the P08 and LP08 made by Mauser under French Control. This production represents the last effort made by Mauser in the Parabellum area before the destruction of the facility started in 1948. In those years, the Mauser management was still trying to convince the French to avoid the complete destruction of the firm, but we know now that this effort was useless. This historical period and the successive rebuild of the company with the new Parabellum production started in 1969 is really the object of my research.
back to the “Parabellum made under French control”; all these
pistols have been produced mainly for the French army and used successively
full amount should be not greater than 4000 pistols. In the 1950, the French
Army printed out 5000 P08 manuals to cover the need of the gunsmith in
the set is composed by the pistol, two magazines with serial number and the
holster. For the LP08 also a couple of stocks have been reported. The fifth
variation is different in term of marking and proofing with respect to the
previous variations. This could be also indirect evidence that the pistols
have been assembled in
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