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I just picked up my first luger pistol,the price was too good to pass up. It is a 42 code 1940 model with all blue/black finish.Serial# 7769C.The numbers all match except the mag.The pistol has been reblued or at least touched up,over a small spot of light pitting on the barrel.Otherwise it is in very good to excelent condition. The mag is a extruded FXO 37 with a black plastic base in excelent condition.The grips are black plastic with no #'s and they look inside and out like the ones pictured for the Blackwidow guns.It has a light import stamp on the side that says luger P08 9mm Germany C.A.I.ST ALB VT. It has two eagle655 stamps on the side and the Eagle W/swastika.Sorry I can't post pictures as I don't have the equipment or knowlege. Now to the question,I think I have a Russian because of the condition. I have seen it posted that they all have an X by the serial # on the side of the frame. Mine doesn't,but it does have a stamp above the numbers that looks like TEPEE. Is this a Russian rework?
 

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Hi,

Some have the cross-mark on the side, some have it under the serial on the front gripstrap, in fact the placing of the mark appears to be quite randomly chosen. Considering that it was merely done to denote Russian property, this makes sense.

I wouldn't call it a Russian rework, as they hardly did any reworking. Lack of original grips is usually explained as the result of the storage method (oil-immersion) that required removal (and subsequent discarding) of the original grips.

The condition as described certainly points towards a P08 from Russian storage supplies.
 

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Thanks for the info. This is what I thought.The grips have threaded holes on the backs that do accept the screws,and the mag except for some light wear on the blue looks like new. I have some pics now but they are on a CD and I haven't a clue on how to post them.
 

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David, there is a tutorial on posting pictures under the Help area. It is very easy, ensure you use the "Reply to Topic" instead of the quick reply and there is a place that says insert image.

Make sure the pictures are not to large,

Ed
 

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Russian / East German reworks are considered shooters by many folks, so it depends in your area on how much lugers go for.

Minimum is $450 and $550-to $600 is what I have seen them go for.

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What is nice about the guns released from Russian storage during the last decade is that they're pretty much unmessed with. Makes them an excellent restoration platform, something a number of German dealers did.

Compare this to the VoPo reworks that are functional, but usually consist of many different force-matched parts.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Weimar_Police

Russian / East German reworks are considered shooters by many folks, so it depends in your area on how much lugers go for.

Minimum is $450 and $550-to $600 is what I have seen them go for.

Ed
Great, I have about $450 in it. That includes shipping,and paying a local FFl to transfer it.
 
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