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Hi all, I have purchased an 1911 Erfurt luger serial # 1589 it appears in good order all matching numbers except mag. It has the marks 100. RMG 28 inscriped on the trigger side of the butt. The holster has 101.R.33 and 100.R something on the inside of the flap. Can any one help in identifing the pistol for me...any idea of approx value. Any help appreciated
 

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Wain, you probably have a super find. 100.R.M.G.28. would be weapon number 28, machine gun company of the 100th infantry regiment. Having a matched holster with it is a great plus. Can you post some photos of both the pistol and the holster? Is the holster marked with a maker and date?
 

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Yes Wain (welcome here),

Please try to make some pic's. Look please first into some of the threads here what is really important to show, when you have both a Luger and a holster. Posting photos is not that difficult. In the help - section you will find a tutorial. Important is, that you don't use the quick reply, but the 'Reply to Topic' link.
We all are very curious about your find - as Geo said a matching holster to a Regiment marked Luger is quite unusual!
Please try to show us what you have...
 

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Thanks for your excellent photographs of a matched Saxon unit marked rig. Outstanding find!
As Keoki 7 said: * 1911 ERFURT, 1589 : 100.R(script).M.G.28. - (100 Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment, Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 28)

The 100 Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment was a Saxon Regiment. During World War I it was part of the 23 Res. Division which battled on the Eastern and Western Fronts.
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I would venture, 1 matching gun (- matching mag), plus matching holster, WW1 era, to be around $1700 - $1800, but this depends on condition, and of course 1911 is the first year that Erfurt made them.

Simpsons has one retail for;

ERFURT 1911 MILITARY, 96% blue, 85% straw, very good bore, very good grips, unit marked "13RMC30",
s/n: 37xx 9 mm D4657 $1595.00

Everything depends on condition of the gun and the holster. Condition goes down, price drops dramatically, i.e. pitting on the barrel, price drops a lot to me, even if the rest is fairly nice.

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If one were to pay $2000 for that rig today, it may be over priced yet it may be a real value in another twelve months. The marked holster is the real kicker here. Hell it could be worth $2500.

Matching original holster to a combat issue yet no matched mag sort of adds some weight to the belief that many army matched mags are fakes.
 
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Good morning I was just given a Luger with the number 5552 and with the German Eagle and what looks like the swastika on the barrel and main body of the pistol. Can anyone tell me about this pistol? I have the holster also (orginal).

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Steven J. Lucks
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Steven, welcome to the forum.

Can you start a new thread?

This way you can receive e-mails when folks respond to your thread.

Also, we need more data; what year is on it? What other markings? Is there a suffix under the serial number on the front of the frame?

Tell us about the holster, as they made them for over 60 years, so there are many holster types out there.

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Wain

Excellent example of a Imperial matched luger and holster, good to see the holster and luger still together after all this time.

The value will only increase on your luger as the 1911 Erfurt is desirable especially with the unit marks matching.

As Keoki has stated matching rigs with the matching serialed magazines are more the cause for concern these days than the norm as the fakes are on the rise. These units do exist but one has to scrutinize the magazines more carefully now for authenticity.

Yours as stated does not have a matching magazine but all else looks good, congrats on a good investment.
 
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