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This is a reposting of a previous attempt at this very unusual and rare example of a complete Mauser Banner eagle 655 military rig. Not many are reported and still less have a matching magazine ,let alone two. This rig is exactly how I received it from a large luger collector who preferred to have a better condition example rather than with two matching magazines. He had it for some 20 plus years before I receive it some 5 years ago so I feel confident of what you are seeing is how it was issued, or at least in my opinion. Trust one will take this opportunity to expand their Mauser Banner knowledge base and enjoy this rather infrequent encounter of an uncommon example. I believe that only 4 original examples of this variation are recorded. All in all, I tend to accept this as a keeper of the "First Order" for Mauser Banner aficionado's.

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Holster has no P08 stamping which indicates it was made before June of 1940.

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I want to draw your attention to the chatter marks on the muzzle band , indicating that this barrel or weapon was needed in a hurry. Mid-way down the barrel lenght is a lathe tool mark ridge left which shows that it was not tapered/finished properly but was accepted nevertheless.

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Drilled for sear safety but not installed.

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I draw your attention to the fact that even though the magazines are numbered 1 and 2 , the magazines are accepted by waffenamt 655. These magazines are not found in a police depot inventory.

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John, that's a helluvarig! The holster is stunning.
 

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Huggie....... Have you ever considered adopting a somewhat mature son with just a small drinking problem???? Love them Banners and this one is a real killer........ Thanks for the show and tell..
 

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John,

This is how they came, brand new, in a pristine holster, with two mags, down in 1939...
I have never seen a finer rig from that period.
Makes one wonder how it stayed out of trouble between 1939 and 1945?
Thank you for sharing it with us.
 

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Huggie........ I was back drooling over this rig again and notice that the tool sure does look like it has a LWaA 1st acceptance inspection mark on it. Being the nice guy that I am I guess I will trade you a proper E/655 tool even up so you will have a "correct" piece. Hell of a deal...........
 

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Huggie........ I was back drooling over this rig again and notice that the tool sure does look like it has a LWaA 1st acceptance inspection mark on it. Being the nice guy that I am I guess I will trade you a proper E/655 tool even up so you will have a "correct" piece. Hell of a deal...........
 
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