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Hi, once again thank you very much for answering my questions a while back. So as I promissed, here are pictures of the Luger finished, cleaned. I have used only soaking in oils and diesel. Limited myself in the cleaning process, it can never be new again - I preferred to leave some parts not well cleaned, rather than risking to damage the original finish. A friend has promissed to find me a side plate for the trigger and a safety leveller - with better preserved ones, it will look much better, though of course I'll keep the original ones, too, they are original to that otherwise all mathcing gun. Enough talking, here are the pictures - first a detail as found, then the same detail after cleaned. I hope the result is good:





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The top is especially impressive. Almost like new. What´s the inside of the barrel like? I´m sure it won´t be worse than a number of shooters I´ve seen. Does the action cycle - and does a standard magazine fit? I´d love to hear that the gun has again at least fired one round.
 
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Thank you! :) The barrel is very clean inside, but the end is rusty. There was a piece of cloth stuffed in the bottom of the holster. The end of the barrel was touching it and seems that cloth has been attracting moisture. So, as said, there is some rust to the end of the barrel, but only to the very end, maybe 1/4". I think it can be cleaned and would not be a problem to shoot... It came with its two magazines, unfortunately both are very rusty /and the one that was in the gun, someone has tried to pull it out and has broken the wooden part and the mag spring is out!!!/.
So, the next step will be to try to clean the barrel end, maybe with fine sandpaper, and to clean and fix the magazines... then maybe try to shoot! Leaving aside the barrel end, everything inside is very clean and working.

Regards, Theo
 

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Kebap -

Really good job. I would not have thought it possible. In your initial post you commented that a friend would find a better side plate and safety lever. You might be able to find an unnumbered safety lever, as a lot of the early commercial Lugers came with this part unmarked. Good luck with your project.

Luke
 
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