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Hello,
How does this Luger look? Does he look original?
Aren't there too few eagles?

I hope someone wants to take a look at him.

Greetings,
Frank!

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Frank....... I must have sent the email just as the last three pictures were loading......... I still can't make out the eagles on the R/H side in the 3 rd picture. Can you try to get more light on it??? Thanks........
 

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Frank,

I have to agree with Dave; it appears that the gun has been refinished. I can't see any wear on the high points in your pictures, and I suspect that buffing may be responsible for the diminished or "missing" eagle.

Luke
 

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quote:Originally posted by Luke

Frank,
I have to agree with Dave; it appears that the gun has been refinished. I can't see any wear on the high points in your pictures, and I suspect that buffing may be responsible for the diminished or "missing" eagle.

Luke
Luke, could be, I have a refinished one and they did a lousy job in that one area, rest looks good. The proofs are faded out more towards the front...
 

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Germanmilitary

The following is based on the fourth photo lighting wise.

The luger looks to be a 1937 (u) block luger with the mauser hump, if this is the case then the small parts in your photo number (4) makes this luger incorrect.

If the luger is not a (u) block but a Subvariation in the (a) block it is still not correct to have strawed small parts as the luger has the hump at the rear of the frame.

The lighting in your fourth photo shows up very good as is the backdrop, so should you decide to post more photo's try to imitate that lighting and you should get some more reply's
 

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Dave -

Good observation. I copied the picture of the barrel/receiver junction and used a photo enhancement program in an attempt to bring out a serial number and gage on the barrel bottom. None there.

Luke
 
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Hello,
You're really experts! I'll take a critical look at the luger, with the information you gave me. I think you're right.
Thanks for alle the help you've given me! I never would have came up with that.

Thanks!
Frank
 

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Hi all,
I have a question about one of the observations. What interconnect is there between the Mauser Hump and the strawed small parts? I thought all of the Mauser maded Lugers had the Hump? Was this introduced at the same time as the change from strawed small parts to blued small parts in 1937?

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Bob M
 

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Hi Bob,

Frank Manders made this posting on the Luger Forum awhile ago. It places the hump and strawed parts into perspective :

"...There were a few 1937 Mauser Lugers that had strawed parts AND a Mauser Hump!! As you know, the 1937 Strawed Part Lugers ended in the very early T-Block. These unusual Hump/Strawed 1937s are usually found in the late S-Block and Early T-Block. It was thought to have been caused by the use of the later frame, but before the Germans went to the Hot Dip Blue Process. These are considered an odd-ball variation, albeit a genuine one!!..."

p.s. Good meeting and visiting with you at Reno...
 

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Pete,

Thanks for the clarification. I learn something every time I visit this site or the LF site. Of course as my years advance I forget it just as quickly. Some day I will either know it all or know nothing! My wife thinks I've managed both of those at the same time.

Bob M.
 

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Now that the hard work is over I would like to ask a price question. What would the price be for this luger in this condition if oringinal ( with correct barrel, mag, ect.), then what if it was restored? I am still trying to get feel on the price verus condition verus date.
Thank you.
 
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