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Luke,
Like you said...."maybe too beautiful". There is no imperial stamp on the board stock and the leather looks almost as good as Jerry Burney's. In one photo you can see leather dye on the rough side of the shoulder strap and then raw leather the rest of the way. The shoulder straps are also more worn out of preportion to the rig and clip pouch. Also, it is being sold by a dealer that has a bad rep with members of the forum I'm told!!

Dave
 

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Assume that the leather is all added, but original, look at the condition of the stock (sans cartouche), look at the condition of the breech block.
How is it the steel wears out faster than the walnut? Also the species of walnut is not that used in original artillery stocks but it is like that used in the post war european stocks.

The closing sentence of Dave's first post says it all.
 

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Take a good look at the "4" on the 1914 date. It is struck more heavily than the other three numbers; how strange! How does "revshop" come up with the rarest DWM artillery in a (sic) pristine holster rig? Some guys just seem to find the "rarest" and most "desirable" items...beware!
 

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It will be interesting to watch this one. Some unfortunate could pay a substantial price for the "rarest DWM artillery" and be happy to own it. Sad.
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Hmm....lessee...
1) No shrinkage in 70 years on the leather.
2) No scratches on the stock finish
3) No oxidation (verdigris=green) on the fittings
4) No scratches on the screws on the stock
5) No wear or cracking on the angled edges of the leather.
6) No stains, no marks, no nothing....not even any lint or dust!

Didn't wait for the pics of the pistol to load, if someone has gone this far to make up a rig, there is more to this....then there is the blocking of the bidders identity....suspect in 50% of the cases at least.
 

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At least this Arty has only 2 sights...unlike a few recent Arty's dumped onto folks at the MN Cabelas store...that was trying to sell some Arty's and even a Carbine with 3 sights...i.e. front, sight, proper rear sight at the chamber end of the barrel and then a 3rd. improper sight on the top of the rear toggle link...

At least the MN Cabelas store had the honesty and good sense to pull those bogus lugers off their web site...probably due to several Board and Forum members writing the Cabelas folks a nice informative email/letter.
 
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