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I've regretted trading off my lugers, & have been looking for a shooter, in particular a modern stainless speciman. in the meantime, I came accross a bunch of pistols purchased from the german govt. that were maintained as police weapons. they are at Brocks army navy, in suburban Atlanta. I looked at a number of them, & selected the best I could afford. it is a 1940, code 42, matching #s, nice period grips, crisp edges no pitting, 99% black blueing, ok bore. altogether it's very respectable looking (no import, east german,or russian markings) mr.Brock was extremely patient with me & took everthing down for a detailed examination. I have read up alot on this site, & the pistol looked good enough for me to put it on layaway at $800. while recouping my toy budget, perhaps the stainless 45 acp luger will come to market....
is the "wolf" 9mm ammo an acceptable choice? any reason I shouldn't use the new super-slippery,corrosion fighting synthetic oil to lube with? don't be too hard on me I'm new at this.thanks
 

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Craig,
I'm developing a database of Weimar police unit marks and it sounds as if Brocks may be sitting on some very useful information. For Lugers with police unit marks on the front grip strap, I'm looking for: toggle logo; serial no. (w/suffix); chamber date/property stamp; detailed unit mark description including all periods, crossed-out marks or evidence of earlier marks; and evidence of sear or mag safeties. By any chance, did you collect any of this information? Could you give me contact information for Brocks? Thanks very much.
 
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I don't have it home yet,(about $500 to go)but I didn't see any police or markings other than proofs & eagles,which I liked..give Hugh Brock a call at 404-294-9500 he is always there on mondays.it may be best to say you read about his german govt.lugers on line,at www.brocksguns.com-if youre going to ask alot of questions without spending any money(as a customer I count as 6 pests)don't want to wear out my welcome.
 

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Hi,

Lugers like Winchester 9mm straight out of Walmart and also the S&B 124gr 9mm. In principle, any gun oil is good enough for lubrication purposes. Just don't overdo it and certainly don't follow the old German 'Vaseline' instruction. It's somewhat obsolete :)
 

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Craig, sounds like a nice one, although I lean towards that it is an import. Brocks lugers were mostly import, and with a black bluing and at 99% with a so-so bore, I would say it has seen some use? The dipped blue is a common charecteristic of russian guns...

It will be much easier to tell after you bring it home, take pictures and post them here :)

Price maybe high, if an import, but since you could "pick" through them, probably worth it, as you could find the best one, all matching etc.

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Hi all,when I returned to make my final payment,Brocks had put an other P08 out, I liked even better.it is a 4" BYF dated 42,with original black bakelite grips,& all matching #'s 8503.aluminum bottom magazine also 8503.it was the same $$,so I took it home.it has acouple of unusual markings,so- I will include photos with my next posting under new topic, in the beginers section.thanks for all responses.I'm happy & having fun.
 
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