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On my travels today I came across a 1920 Police Luger at a dealer's store. It is 98% condition, with sear & magazine safeties, grip strap markings (which I failed to jot down), nice bore & no import markings. As this dealer is not in the immediate vicinity I can't post photos as yet. He has a firm price of $1250. Could someone suggest an approximate value of this Luger ?
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Has this luger been redone as 98% for a police luger from the weimar period is uncommon.These particular weimar lugers saw hard use during the unsettled times and many saw service in the third reich period.

As to the price you will have to have one of your own countrymen pass judgement on.

If you can is it possible to obtain the full serial number with the owners permission.
 

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IF in 98% and not reblued, the price is reasonable. Is he still reasonbly firm if $1100 was offered?

Not a great price, but sear and mag safety, plus grip strap markings would appeal to me...


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Bill, while I scored on a nice Weimar police today 1918/1920, 98% w/one matching mag for $700, this does not happen every day, heck hardly once every 2 years....but if it is as good as you say $1,250.00 is not out of line, and I just had to brag about todays score in a California gun store. Lugerlou...still not sure if I have a Sinclaire Mills moose hunt this Oct....but if I do we'll stop by....and Ed is correct, sometimes firm melts away when cash is placen on the barrel head...good luck
 

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The serial number is 7415m, grip strap markings are something like LTP with numbers that I can't remember at this moment. The Luger does not seem to be reblued by my eyes as all edges are sharp and stampings are not washed out. Thanks, you have answered my questions that I emailed to you.

ED
He seemed firm on his price but I'll call him tomorrow and try to find out what his bottom price might be as it is not on consignment. I will let you know what the results are tmorrow.
Thanks for you comments.
I aplogize for asking these questions but 1920 Police Lugers are not in my realm.

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Howard,
Boy, did you make a score!! It makes me think twice about this price but I'm going to try and see if I can get the price reduced by offering cash as you suggested. I'll let you know tomorrow what the results were.
This is one hellova sight and I'm very excited about it as the members are helpful with their knowledge & expertise on matters in question.
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All...I screwed up, the deal today was a 1921 police, the DD was a few days ago, a minty 1921 for 700+15 shipping....and Ed our lugers are: my 7.65 crossout was like 6107m and my other was 6173m and yours was about 200 above the crossout....also Bill, the the Reno show a few weeks ago a firm $2300 on a broom w/matching stock was $2100 when cash was offered...and don't back down, do not show fear, you'll find what you are looking for...I now have a collection of 1 C96 :)
 

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I don't know how much I can pressure him over the phone but I'll give it my best shot. If I then think it would be worthwhile I will drive down Saturday and wave the cash to try and consummate the deal.
As for C96 brooms I have 4....2 of them are worth putting on this forum & I did put 1 on and got good feedback about it thru the experts and their knowledge.
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Tom
External observations showed all parts intact and I did operate it manually also.

Howard & Ed
I didn't fair too well on trying to get the price down on the phone and also by saying I would come to him with $1175 cash...I then made another offer of $1200 and he said that someone elso was also interested in this Luger and the first person to come up with the firm ($1250) funds then this 1920 Police Luger will be their's. I'll think I sit tight and wade it out for a little bit, maybe his thinking will change. If it does change you'll be the first to know.
Thanks for your feedback and interest.
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I realy do love the horse trading aspect for the Luger game, sure someone else is interested, but what extent is he willing to go..like the $700 deal I made, at first seller did not want to sell it out right but internet sale only...when he could not get a bid, he lowered his internet sale min bid and made me a very nice offer...like a sniper...just sit tight and wait, we'll also look for a nice gun for you
 

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Bill,

If you can get an accurate read on the grip strap mark, it would be a welcome addition to my database of Weimar police unit marks. From your description and the m suffix, I'm betting the mark is L.P.Th.xxx., which I believe to be Landes Polizei Thüringen.
 

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Howard
I tried this approach several times in the past....made out once & missed once. I appreciate you looking for a Police Luger for me as I don't have one and that's why I'm interested in this one.
Thanks for your feedback.

Don
If I get this Police Luger I will let you know exactly what the strap markings are.
Thanks for your interest.
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Don
I won't be speaking to him in the early part of this week because like I said I would like to wade it out a little bit because I don't want him to think I'm really anxious about it...but when I do or don't get the pistol I'll ask him for the grip stamping for you.
Bill
 
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