Used as the standard German sidearm from its introduction in 1908 through much of World War II, the Luger has become a highly collectible firearm due to its unique design and distinguished service. The Luger uses a toggle-lock action, which uses a jointed arm to lock, as opposed to the slide actions of almost every other semi-automatic pistol. The Luger design was patented by Georg J. Luger in 1898 and retains popularity due to its unique appearance and historical significance. This 1938-manufactured pistol features a fixed blade front sight with a rear notch, checkered synthetic grips, and an 8-round magazine. The pistol’s right grip panel is warped and will not stay on the gun once the action is cycled. Its grips are in fair condition and its metal and bore are in very good condition.