. A lot of evidence points to high percentage of byf Lugers (both grip types) being allocated to w-SS. Actually the only new Lugers made during the timeframe when the SS was authorized new weapons were the 41 and 42 byf production.
Could you elaborate on this. Because I have a hard time believing it.
In fact, the only documented SS-sale of P08's I have seen to date is from 1939.
Another interesting fact is that the SS favored wood for use at the Eastern Front, to prevent frostbite mishaps. Not sure how well plastic would hold up in sub-zero temperatures?
And let's not forget the last batch of plastic gripped P08's that was dumped on Portugal because the HWaA did no longer want them.