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Hey guys. I’ve searched this forum and have learned a few things but I’m still a novice to these Lugers. My father has asked that I try to find out what this is and what it’s worth. Dad bought this 1914 Luger from the widow of a WWII vet. She had the certificate where he brought it home from Germany and gave it to dad. She also provided dad with a letter stating that her husband was a fighter pilot stationed in Germany after the war and one day while out with other pilots, they came across an abandoned warehouse and found a case of Lugers. The pistols all looked new and each pilot helped themselves to one. I’ve tried to take pictures of all markings. Besides the serial number I found only one letter which was an “a” on the frame below the barrel. Another unusual marking are the letters “V. P. S.” on the grip strap below the trigger guard. I haven’t been able to find anything on the forum about The V.P.S. So what do you guys think it is ? What’s it worth? Thanks for your help,
Kevin
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OK, I suspected it might be a police officers pistol because of the VPS on the grip strap. That’s Usually where some sort of unit marking is located. But I‘m not knowledgeable to have known which one. The only thing I can tell is that it seems to be in great shape to be as old as it is.
Anyone dare to guess an approximate value ?
 

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Edward, thanks for your help, but make sure I have this right for my father. It is a police Luger, but we’re not sure what city, possibly a reserve police unit. The barrel may have been replaced because there are no markings on it?
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Beachbaker, I didn’t know the barrel was supposed to have a serial number, and I don’t doubt your expertise that the barrel was replaced. I saw the same marks on the barrel after someone pointed it out. Do you have an idea as to why the barrel would have been replaced when the rest of the pistol looks to be in very good shape?
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Doubs, OK I hadn’t considered the corrosive cartridges. Makes sense, Good call.
I want to thank everyone for their assistance and their patience with my questions! I’ve already passed most of this along to my father. He’s 84 and the internet is still a mystery to him. He’s amazed that I was able to ask for help amd find out facts about his pistol. Thanks again.
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Doubts, OK I hadn’t considered the corrosive cartridges. Good call.
I want to thank everyone for their assistance an their patience with my questions! I’ve already passed most of this along to my father. He’s 84 and the internet is still a mystery to him.
thanks everyone
 
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