French Instruction Manual

Pistolet Automatique de 9mm Lüger Type P08, 1951

In 1950, the French Army printed out 5000 manuals for Mauser Parabellum (P08 and LP08) to be mainly used by the Army Gunsmiths during the war in Indochina. Today they are very hard to find and they are an interesting document to be associated with the Parabellum made under Frech Control. It summarizes the classification introduced for the pistol and all the components. It is interesting to note that the cost of the P08 was 8000 old French Francs in January 1951. It is also interesting that the tons of Parabellum spare parts moved from Oberndorf were priced not per item but per kilogram: 3500 old French Francs per kilo. The only priced items are the spare magazines (140 old French Francs) because they were produced in France, and the cleaning rod (53 old French Francs) and the maintenance kit (550 old French Francs). More information in the book: The Parabellum is back! 1945 - 2000
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