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Hello, thanks for those who sponsor this form, lots of information. As I have titled it, I have the opportunity to purchase a Luger P08 artillery gun. I know most of the numbers match. There is a little bit of rust all over it. Manufacturer is DWM. Under the safety switch is "GESICHERT". Magazine is an FXO Bakelite Bottom from the 1940-1945 which has some damage. The barrel is 8" long. There are a few parts missing like a holster, cleaning rod, stock, and adjustment tool. I'm just trying to find out information about the gun and see what it would be worth? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Luger left side.jpg Luger right side.jpg Luger slide top.jpg Luger under barrel.jpg Luger rear sight.jpg
 

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looks like someone heavily buffed it prior to refinishing it. Some of the numbers and proofs are nearly gone. Artilleries are cool in any form, though...Bill
 

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If it shoots and that's what you're buying it for, then go for it, but don't pay more than 600 bucks, it has no collector value.
 

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Assembled from various parts, and heavily refinished.
Listen to Harry; but it may be worth a few more $, maybe $800.
 

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The barrel flange looks almost like there is a gap between it and the receiver.

If this is the case, I'd stay away from it completely.
 

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YIKES! Put the pistol down gently and back away. It's Pandora's box. DON'T open the lid! Everywhere I look Bubba has somehow monkeyed with this. It's ugly AND dangerous. Best to look elsewhere.
 

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Definitly looks that way to me, seems to be at least a couple millimeters of a gap.
I guess I am missing what you are seeing. Could you point it out more clearly?
 

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I guess I am missing what you are seeing. Could you point it out more clearly?
Where the barrel flange meets the frame. It should be tight, flush. This barrel appears to be unscrewed at least one turn. Look at the 4th picture in.
 

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The barrel appears to be "tight", what kikeformad shows is a "short" frame and a shadow.
Frame length reduced and probably re-numbered to match.
JMHO.
 

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When I took the photos, there was not any gap between the barrel and the receiver. I believe it is the lighting, I was using the camera flash to take those photos.
 

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In picture #4, it looks to me that the receiver may be slightly proud of the frame. To the right side of the barrel flange shows what may be the receiver rail extending beyond the frame, giving the appearance of a gap. A new picture of just the receiver/barrel juncture from the side would resolve the issue.
 

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No matter which way you look at picture #4, it just ain't right!

Here is a normal artillery barrel on the receiver.





And no matter how you look at the Luger in the OP, it ain't right either. It is a big pile of parts.
 

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Ohh well, someone else bought this gun for a lot more than what I was willing to pay for it. asking price was $1200. sold for $1050. Thanks you all your thoughts maybe next time..
 

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You didn't miss anything. That one had many issues. I applaud you for asking BEFORE you purchased. Too many times, folks come here after they buy, and don't like the information they receive.
 
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