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.
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.
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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