Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Parabellum Pistole 08 (Luger)

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Parabellum Pistole 08 (Luger)

Date

1916

Object Number

XII.11432

Provenance

Captured by Lt. J. H. Christie, April 9th at Vimy Ridge. Purchased from Arian Trading, 6 July 2003.

Physical Description

A Luger pistol of standard Parabellum type with blued barrel and receiver and two piece chequered wooden grips. Both grips are inlaid with silver panel, which are engraved. The detachable magazine has a wooden base marked with the pistol's serial number, and it is nickel plated.

Dimensions

Barrellength4in.
Barrellength102mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3583

Calibre

9 x 19 mm Parabellum

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

This pistol will be displayed in the Warfare gallery.