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I sell a few firearms and I know some about many but when it comes to lugers I know
nothing. A friend asked me to list his Luger on one of the auction sites or my own website.
I took several pictures and of course I wanted to let the pro's tell me what they think.
Any and all information would be appreciated, value and the best place to list it would
be of great help. I put the pictures on a photo site (Flickr) this https://flic.kr/s/aHskfweDy1
should take everyone to the Luger Album consisting of 35-36 pics. I am not sure how I got the picture
of the CZ-75 in there. If you start you can make the pictures any size you want.
If in full page view there will be arrows middle outside for clicking to the next picture.
I would tell you if I knew anything about this Luger but all I know is there are no import
marks and it was bought by a friend from a collection of someone who passed on.
Again https://flic.kr/s/aHskfweDy1 should be all you need. I thank you in advance for any help
you can give me. All numbers match except for the magazine which has the german eagle.
 

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I moved this to New Collector forum - instead of 'Test forum'.

You can post photos here instead of flicker....

and NO, pictures are not the end all - give us a description, type, etc. Try looking at New Collectors area, How to ID a Luger
 

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Mike,

Welcome... it's at least a DWM P.08 in good cosmetic condition. The visible numbers on the parts suggest military issue, but the lack of proof marks seems puzzling. Is there a chamber date? Is it 9mm with a 4" barrel? A correct magazine for DWM-produced pistols is similar to the magazine you have, but has a wooden bottom. Your magazine is WWII timeframe. I am puzzled by your comment that there are no marks; normally there are small proof marks on the frame near the front, serial # on the bottom rear of the barrel and if military a date above the chamber, and often numbers/proofs on the inside of the wood grips. The one photo on Flickr does indeed show a smooth area under the frame serial number. If a pistol has been refinished marks may be buffed off but it is rare for a pistol to have no proof marks or remnants of those. More photos of the right side of the frame, underside of the barrel and chamber would be helpful; even if those areas are smooth photos would help. Because of the lack of proofs and no view of the area above the chamber, in my view there isn't yet enough photo evidence to guess at value.

In terms of selling, you may list it on this site. Other sales venues are Gunbroker and Simpsons LTD. Those are the sales locations I personally consider useful. If you use Simpsons their consignment fee is 15%, if you sell them the pistol you get a wholesale price for it.
 

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My references show the frame proofs to be DWM Military 1914-18, and barrel is original and 9mm. This era is not my area of collection, hopefully one of our experts on WWI pistols will be along shortly to tell you more. My reaction however is this pistol is in good to very good condition, original finish and a very handsome and collectible specimen. Your friend is a lucky man.
 

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Photo of the top of the chamber would be helpful. One way to value this would be to go to a retail dealer site like Simpson Ltd. http://www.simpsonltd.com and find similar pistols. Simpson's prices are full retail and perhaps 20%-40% more than would typically be paid by knowledgable private collectors, but it should give you some idea.
 

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Looks like a nice WW-I Luger by DWM in average condition. Probably original finish. Do all internal numbers match properly? If so, the Luger is worth $1200-$1300. The magazine is from a later era. Either Weimar or WW-II. Finish likely original and 80-85%.

There should be a date on the top of the chamber. Is that sn 8745h? Be particularly careful removing the grips, especially the left one.
 

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The inspector proofs are TSS, if I read those correctly.
That and the short sear bar dates this gun as a 1917-1918 production I assume.
Nice gun in collectable condition (if the internals are also matching).
Douglas.
 
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