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Looking for thoughts on the possible origins of this long barrel P-08. Barrel appears to have proper witness mark on bottom, which leads me to believe it's not a modern replacement. The 1938 fork still has a remnant of the Eagle proof on rt side, despite it all being highly buffed and reblued. This was a "bonus" part, with an all-matching WWI P-08 purchase, and I'm looking forward to using the long barrel on a shooter of mine. I'm really curious as to how this barrel might have come to be. I don't know if this length would have been standard issue, or a rework, aftermarket, or some crafty gunsmith's idea of a one-of-a-kind.
There are absolutely no i.d. marks on the barrel itself to give a clue. Love to hear your thoughts as to the origins.
 

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An original art'y sight would have holes/grooves in it for mounting the rear sight.

Luger barrels have been and are still made in almost any and every conceivable length.

Don't base any conclusion on the witness mark, they are added with a chisel, could have been yesterday. Yours was done before it was reblued. How it came to be? Someone wanted a long barrel Luger; maybe a clone of a vintage A&F, or Stoeger type.
 

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The front sight barrel band seems to have a thickness about it that may indicate some after-market barrel.

Is the finish in black-chrome ?
 
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