I personnaly do not mind a well used gun, but as with most colelctors, I would say, any gun over 90% bluing is getting there and 95% is to me a collection grade gun. This is in addition to a nice bore, nice or nicer grips and strawing hopefully on a luger.
Overall orginality is the key for a collector piece I beleive.
Bruce.... I would pretty much agree with Ed on the 95% and above. Personally, I would probably throw in a matching mag on the more common guns like military Mausers (S/42, 42 code, byf) but would not be so picky on Krieghoffs. Just my 2 cents.
Ed mentioned "Overall Orginality". To me this means that all the parts that should be numbered, are. Many times the external parts are matched, but some internal parts are not. It is important that one knows which parts should be numbered for the era of the Luger.
For an example, the main toggle pin is numbered on Mausers, but not on DWM and Erfurt Lugers!!
Only study and experience can teach these lessons!!
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