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I just picked up a 1921 DWM P08 Luger in 9mm. It's my first Luger and I'm at a bit of a loss trying to find out what exactly what I have. The seller told me someone told him the upper is WWI and the lower is WWII. He believes it was re-arsenaled at the Mauser Plant in Germany years ago. It's all matching....which is what throws me off. The two aluminum based mags match, as well...serial #96XX. It's in about %95 with a mint bore. It also has plastic grip panels, too. Can anyone tell me exactly what I have and about what it's worth? Thanks.
 

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Given the scant info, I'd bet two bucks it's a Trotskyite Luger (Russian or Vopo).
 

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Hi Kim,

Check if the thick ring at the muzzle end of the barrel is smooth or slightly rough. Rough means a VoPo replacement barrel.
Check if the gun has a crown/N proof on the barrel and/or on the receiver.
Check for any x-ed out numbers on small parts.
Check for signs of etching on the fire pin.
Check for brown plastic grips with a bullseye-logo in the middle.

If any of these are present, chances are your luger is a VoPo. Eastern-German reworks for police (volkspolizei) purpose. These guns are excellent shooters, force matched from available gun parts, usually with new barrels. Not overhauled by Mauser, but by ex-Krieghoff staff.
 
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Thanks Gentlemen...I gather it's a VoPo Luger. Given that...what's one worth in about 95% and all matching? Thanks, Kim...out.
 

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Kim,

Pricing would be below the 400USD shooter range. Some recently sold in auction for 250 - 300 EUR. I recently purchased one for 250EUR. Their low price makes them wanted as parts guns, when sold in parts they usually make more than as a complete gun.

Personally, I would hang on to them. Prices will go up the next few years and they're great shooters as well as historical pieces.
 

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I would venture to say that the gun is worth more than $400.00. Around here (Northeast) you can't find a decent shooter for under $600.00 and then, you have to know where to look!

I paid $500.00 from a fellow collector for my "Russian" rework last year.
 
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Thank you Gentlemen...I appreciate the input. I figured it would be worth more than $500. Anyway, I think I'll keep her, she ain't eatin' anything. Also, where's a ood place to find an inexpensive re-pro holster for it? Thanks again, Kim...out.
 

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I think repro's are fine, but never as good as quality. I would find a nice rep piece on e-bay for 2x the cost, but then it is always worth more and will rise in value, unlike a repro.

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Kim, I have a high quality German made repro that I got stuck with several years ago, if you want it for $40 delivered it's yours.
 
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