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Old May 3, 2013, 08:19 PM   #17
James K
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The cost comparison is interesting. In 1935, each P.08 cost the German military RM70. With mass production and some production shortcuts, the price in 1942 had fallen to RM45. But at the latter date, the P.38 was costing only RM32, enough of a saving to justify the decision to discontinue P.08 production and have Mauser tool up for P.38 production; little time was lost in the changeover, since Mauser was able to re-tool for P.38 production while still running its P.08 lines.

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