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"Black Widow" bubble...?

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For the longer-term collectors (I'm < 1 year), have you seen this type of "MUST BUY NOW!" mania for Lugers, say for so-called Black Widow (BW) Lugers; that is, a byf 41 or 42 with black bakelite grips (either original or added later)? If so, when (approximately), and did it burst sharply, or at least cool off with prices dropping at some point?

Alternatively, in the past few decades has there been a (semi) frenzy for a particular type of Luger that went from in-demand to full-on nuts, or is the current BW mania atypical? If yes, what happened in the long-run in terms of collectability and pricing for the MUST-HAVE Lugers?

Just trying to get some perspective... Thanks and cheers. Batty67/Mark G
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As I mentioned above, I have a 41 byf luger in 98% over all original finish with black Bakelite grips and FXO (un-numbered) Aluminum mag. in an original 1941 dated holster and a proof stamped loading tool in the flap pocket, I wouldn't take $10k for this set up. What a crazy world we find ourselves locked into.
I just keep wondering what if anything will slow down, stop, or reverse this price rise. I keep thinking one thing is that higher prices might bring out supply a la economics 101 but perhaps we just haven't found that level yet.
Like_ ------- What is a "major macroeconomic impact" ? Could the likely be an impact from a North Korean nuclear rocket ??
Almost every major housing indicator is collapsing at virtually record speed. That might do it for a variety of reasons one of which is the leveraged buy to rent model that has been so prevalent the last few years.
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