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New to Lugers, but not new enough to pass up a deal!!! Pistol and one non-matching mag. All other parts match down to firing pin. I did not check the grips as I do not want to mess up the grip screws. I paid $850 for the piece (actually a trade for a rifle I did not want anymore).



Let me know what you guys think (I know it's too late).

Semper Fi,

Mike

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Mike,

That Luger is astonishingly nice! I've examined your photos closely, I presume that the frame inside is polished white. If you are brave use a proper-sized screwdriver and take off the right grip, it would be interesting to know what is stamped inside. On second thought, your instinct may be right...

To say you did well would be a serious understatement.

--Dwight
 

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Dwight,

Yes, the frame is polished white. This pistol matches what I have learned from TRL and the photo studies on this site. I think I'm going to pass on the grips. I would bet the Luger that the grips are matching. I cannot see any markings when looking through the magazine well. The photos do not do the pistol justice. If I were a real photographer, MAYBE I would be able to do justice.

Any idea as to what the collector value would be?

Semper Fi,

Mike

PS - If anyone wants more pictures, let me know.
 

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Mike
Based on your photographs you have an original (halo around barrel serial number) excellent 1936 S/42 worth well in excess of the $850 paid. Excellent find and buy.

Please post your photographs directly on this Forum so a pernament record of your Luger will remain.
Thanks
Jan
 

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Mr. Still,

I will post more photographs in a few days. I work two jobs from Tuesday until Thursday so Friday would be the earliest. I hope I can get decent ones. The camera is capable, but I'm not too sure about the operator......

Semper Fi,

Mike
 

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Mike..... Neat looking Luger. I would suggest that you think about taking off the right hand grip as suggested earlier for a couple of reasons. First it would be nice to know if the grips are numbered to the gun and second it is good to check for rust under the grips. You will be able to see any numbering on the left hand grip from the right hand side. The reason for doing the right hand side is that the left hand side has the potential to break off the little piece in the upper R/H corner of the grip where is fits up next to the safety lever. I would tell you if you decide to take off the right hand side and do find rust that you very gently kind of push out the left side of the bottom on the left hand grip and kind of bring it out on an angle rather that just straight up. If you find the diamonds the guy had hidden in the grips you can buy lunch............
 

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dave is correct, use the gentle approach, slowly work the grip off, as many times they catch and lots of lugers have popped off a piece of wood in the corner. But take your time, and push from the inside with the magazine out works best for me!

Nice gun!

Ed
 

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Mike.... I kind of figured you would do the grips......... something about your military background........ Most 1936 S/42 grips are NOT numbered. Yours look right as rain as does the rest of the gun. Enjoy........
 

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Mike, I'd say you are doing pretty well as a photographer! Very beautiful condition and you took all the right photo's to show us what we want to see. Thanks...Jerry Burney
 
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