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Pictures would go a long way to helping determine value, However, Since there were no original lugers nickle plated by the factory, the collector value is way down...maybe $400.- $500. as a shooter. Most of these lugers were plated by and for the GI's as a souvenier. Comments from others is recommended.

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I bought one for $250 a while ago and sold it to a friend for same.
 

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I bought one (including shipping) for $350, I think $300-$350 should be max for a plated one, but I have seen them for $500 at gun shows.

I figured at $350, the value of parts was still there, if it shot like a dog...

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Patrick,
It does work in reverse, but there are two layers to remove, one of chrome or nickle and one of copper. I did this once using a car battery, but whomever plated the luger had first removed the blue., It needed a final polish and then a reblue....I really think it was not worth the effort. Maybe for an extremely rare piece though.

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Patrick,
I probably wasn't clear....I electrically reversed the plating on the luger using the car battery. Since no acid was involved there were no pock marks. Many of the plated guns I have seen were in sort of poorer condition....I guess that is why the guys plated them.

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