The Mauser Parabellum made under French Control

                                                     The Last Parabellum

                                                     Extracted from the book : “The Parabellum is back! 1945 - 2000

                                                                                                                                                       Mauro Baudino & Gerben van Vlimmeren The Last Artillery Luger For a collector, the early production and the last production usually have a particular meaning.For sure the Mauser production under French control is very collectable, representing the last effort made by Mauser before its destruction. In this framework, the pistol number 3334 has a particular role; in fact it represents the last known Parabellum assembled, most probably in France (MAC), reported by the collecting community. Interesting also that the last Parabellum reported is an Artillery variation. The following pictures show the LP08 sn 3334 along with the LP08 sn 456, which belong to the second variation. In addition to the difference in the numbering rule, the LP08 sn 3334 differs from the previous LP08 because the rear tangent sight meter is blued (left) and because of the absence of the step on the frame to accept the back under edge of the sight block. It has been stressed before that the 200 long barrels available in MAC were unfinished. This justifies the fact that the barrel associated with the pistol 3334 has the rear tangent sight meter blued; this long barrel had been finished in the MAC facility. Another bit of evidence of the assembling in France is the fact that the step on the frame is missing... Readers   interested   in   a   complete   description   of   the   Mauser   Parabellum   production   from   the   Mauser   Company   archive   can   refer   to   the book “ The Parabellum is back! 1945 - 2000 ”. A description of the book and the purchase modality can be found in the web site: www.theparabellumisback.com
 Artillery Luger pistol and Mauser Parabellum  
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The Last Artillery Luger. Fifth variation serial number 3334. The Parabellum is back! 1945 - 2000. Artillery Luger Second Variation. Serial Number 467. The Last Artillery Luger. Fifth variation serial number 3334.