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Hey guys, I could use a little help. Trying to establish a value of this 41 BYF Luger. The owner states that it was acquired through an import company some years ago. She was kind enough to let me take some pictures of it to help with researching what she has. All numbers on the outside match with the 1080 serial number. It has "C.I.A ST. ALB VT." stamped under the barrel. The proof marks on the right side of the frame are hard for me to read, but they look like 135. I am not sure whether it has been refinished or not as I really have no expertise in this area. There is what looks like some pitting on the right side of the frame, but the finish remains dark. Mechanically, the Toggle action will retract, but has to be pushed forward, as it does not snap forward when released. With the toggle pushed forward and the bolt closed, the barrel assembly freely moves forward and back when the pistol is shaken. So, needless to say, it needs some repair. Any ideas on the current value of this piece, and what kind of money it might take to get it back to working order?