The color under the safety lever is an off white. It might have been white at one time. The wife's uncle said this one was very accurate. When the Toggle bends at the joint, the barrel and receiver doesn't rise (other than from recoil), it slides straight back in groves located on each side of the receiver. Here's a side shot of how it functions.
Originally Posted by garyez
Great historical value with this P08 and fine example from WWI. Wonder what the wording under the safety lever looks like and whether it's colored in white lettering. Always amazed at the detail and many parts built into these pistols. Agree that the black magazine dates from WWII.
Seems to me that the Luger's accuracy beyond 7 yards isn't so good due to the toggle action moving the muzzle upward, at least in the shorter barrelled version of these handguns, but the trigger pull is great.