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I don't know anything about Lugers. I'm looking for any info/advice I can get, including ballpark value.

Serial number is 5255, and seems to match everywhere except the clip, which says 2816. Bluing is worn off in spots, checkering is worn.

Low-res and hi-res pictures are available from http://morgancountytn.com/luger/

Thanks.
 

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Dave,

Erfurt manufactured Lugers between 1911-1918. The toggle train appears to be Erfurt manufacture. This can be determined by the characteristic Crown/letter inspectors' stamps on the tops of the parts.

Lugers dated 1940 were manufactured by Mauser; this is the source of the frame, as can be determined by the "hump", the slight protrusion beyond straight vertical at the back of the frame. It is also the manufacturer of the barrel and receiver, as can be seen by the Eagle/655 WaffenAmts and Nazi proof eagles stamped on the right receiver and barrel. The frame and receiver may indeed have matching serial numbers, if so they are probably the same gun.

The sideplate is mismatch numbered 07. It is probably Erfurt manufactured, as it appears to have a crown/Letter stamped on it. If you look carefully you will also note that it has a cutout at the top for a sear safety.

Going by the mismatch and the overall pitted and worn surface of the gun, I would have to say that it is the epitome of the "$350 shooter Luger", although depending on where you are it might fetch $400-$500.

--Dwight
 
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Thanks for the info, guys!

I'm surprised parts from 1911-1918 gun fit a 1940 model.

Would it be worth the effort to replace the mismatched parts with Mauser parts?
 
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Also, how can I tell the caliber? I see what looks like 8,92 on the bottom of the barrel. Does that mean it's a 9mm?
 

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yes, that are from land to land (the groves of the rifeling), so that is a 9MM

Someone got creative, although it is "possible" that it is a weimar rework, my gut feeling is no? I don't ever remember seeing or hearing of a rework having an erfurt toggle and weimar or ww2 era frame..

Ed
 

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Hi,

1940 is slightly late for Weimar reworks, don't you think? ;)

Changing the toggle back to a Mauser one can be interesting as a used Erfurt-toggle can fetch a higher price than a used Mauser toggle. Perhaps you can make a swap-deal with one of the forum members?
 
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