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P08 - 1936 - S/42
Serial No: 5888k
1 magazine - Not matched - Good condition
All parts properly numbered
Russian Capture - X on left side of frame
Barrel is clean - no pitting & seems to be in good mechanical condition. Everything seems to work O.K.

The asking price for this pistol is appprox. equal to US$425.00.
As you can see the finish is pretty much gone, as there is lots of white metal visible. It's had some heavy wear & tear on the finish everywhere. Unfortunately only these 2 pictures came out clearly enough, from the 4 the seller took.

Is it worth the price? I'm asking as I'm still new at this game & really don't know if I'm getting proper value at that price.

I'd appreciate your comments.

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Most working Lugers are worth $425 especially if the bore is in decent condition and the magazine is of prewar German manufacture. It should hold its value if you wanted to resell it. Of course, it's only value is as a shooter as it has no collector interest.
 

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Gentlemen, I believe the price of non-matching Lugers is more like $500 to $550 and matching Lugers with less than 85% original finish is going for $700 to $800. This is based on dealer prices, so private sales could be somewhat less.
 

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Thanks Guys;

I appreciate your input & now I'm sort of stuck as I don't know if I can justify the purchase this week. The same seller had a 1920 Commercial for sale, Serial 1178n, in 80% + condition, for $100.00 less, so I bought it. I'll post it in the Commercial section as soon I get my hands on it. That could be 2/3 weeks as the registration centre is behind on paperwork because of the holidays.

Oh what to do? I'll guess I'll just wait until Monday & then buy it.
After all it's a new week! Right:):)
 

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Grab that commercial for me. I'd take it.

I walked the show this past weekend and the least expensive Luger was a 1920s commercial that had been painted black with paint. No, it wasn't dipped. The dipped SOG Lugers were $900+. You would have been mobbed for a military shooter at $425.
 

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Captain Emo;

I bought the Commercial & picked it up last Saturday. I'm posting it today in the Commercial forum.

I'm holding off on the Military, as I've been promised first bid on a Navy P08 with 2 mags - Holster - Belt with fancy buckle? - & paperwork associated with it's capture from a U-boat officer in WWII.

I'm supposed to see it within the next 2/3 weeks & I sincerely hope the above vague description is true!
 
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