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My 86 year old best friend gave this Luger to me which he brought back from the war along with some other guns. I have tried to research it in Davis's book but seem to get dead ended. Please help with what it is and values. Thanks-

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Welcome to the ward Jaz, It's a hunk of junk. Send it to me and I'll get rid of it for you.
Actually, it looks like a nice 1937 s/42 Mauser. Post some full side views of it. Also need the letter located below the ser# on the front of the frame. If there is one. Photos, so far are excellent.

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Welcome to the ward Jaz, It's a hunk of junk. Send it to me and I'll get rid of it for you.
Actually, it looks like a nice 1937 s/42 Mauser. Post some full side views of it. Also need the letter located below the ser# on the front of the frame. If there is one. Photos, so far are excellent.

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Hello John, welcome to our forum.

Lots of photos is always nice. What other guns did you get? I also collect stories on guns brought back form the war, eventually make a booklet. Did he have any stories of how he aquired them?

Looks like a nice one, I have one 1937, and it is in so-so shape.

I was in Holland for almsot 7 years, nice country, nice people. What kind of rifles do you collect from there?

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Thanks for the help, I'll get some more pictures. My friend was working as an MP when the war ended. All the arms were brought to him and they were catalogued and then most were destroyed. I also have a P-38 with papers which allowed the sergeant to bring the gun back. The shotgun I was given was a Belgium " Boudin Le Havre" boxlock 16 gauge, outstanding engraving and wood. It was his "pick" He has another Luger which I will photo as well.

My interest is in Holland and Holland Paradox guns and gauge rifles, made before 1910. I have a bunch I enjoy hunting with as well.

John
 
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Here are another two photo's. When you experts decipher what it is , please let me know. Also, this may be the incorrect place, but I attached a photo of the P-38 for interest sake.
Thanks- John

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No sir, you are okay in displaying any guns, we have seperate sections, but this is okay. I don't know belt buckles, but "think" it is luftwaffe? All are keepers!

I just learned that the letter on the front of your gun is a W! So serial number is 3101w made in 1937 by Mauser (S/42) is their code).

Can we have full left shot?

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A very nice 1937. Ed is correct about the buckle, also. The P.38 is a very nice 1st variation (early 1943) BYF(Mauser). The holster is a mid to late war soft shell. You do have a good friend!
The 1937 S/42 is in the $1000-$1200+ range. The P.38 rig(holster,belt,buckle) is in the $800-$1000 range. These are just my estimates. The capture papers will add more. Don't ever separate these items. You have a P.38 collectors dream.

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Here are two more pictures. Yes, I do have a good friend. This man was a farmer until 1975, sold the farm here in NJ for peanuts. Now his taxes are more than he makes from Social Security, a horrible position. He still has the spunk of a 20 year old though. Splits 10 cord of firewood a year by himself!! My idol. I would like to "gift" his wife the cash value of these guns, as he would never accept it himself. Could you give a range??

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I appreciate the help. It is not my intention to sell these but to pass them on to my son. Money can not capture their personal worth.

Thanks again - John
 

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ED, That's Sir Ronald!


Jaz,
I would say $2300 to $2500 for every thing.

Luger-$1400
P.38-$800
Holster-$150
buckle-$100-$125
Documents add $150-$200+ to value?

So I would think $2400-$2500 would be in the range.

Ron
Sorry, I thought there was a belt also. Guess not!
 

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Ron's figures are good except for the buckle which is worth about $45.
 
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