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Observed at the Portland gun show, a standard .30 cal. Alphabet Commercial whose toggle was shaved, no DWM, and in its place was stamped GERMANY. The serial# suffix was overstamped with a large, Roman/serif K, both frame and barrel.

Has anyone seen the like?

--Dwight
 

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I had an opportunity to examine this gun closely today at the gun show.

The GERMANY stamp was crudely made, not anything like a real export stamp; I couldn't get the gun apart (the takedown lever was homemade and too tight to move with casual pressure) but the parts of the frame I could see by taking off the grips showed that it was salt blued; the surfaces of the sideplate were worked, not completely smooth with sharp edges; and there were patches of cold blue.

In short, this Luger was bogus, and not worth any further consideration.

This was an interesting lesson which, for once, didn't cost the price of a gun.

--Dwight
 
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