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I going to try to get pictures but I jiust have info for now. I have a co-worker who has gotten a 1939 luger his his grandfather brought from the war. It has all matching numers except mags. Two mags are number the same but they are one number off from gun serial number. Mathcing holster with matching loading tool and cleaning tool. Bore is okay and we just starting to match some proofs. Any ballpark numbers what it could be worth. Taken from an infranty officer who was a little slower on the draw than my friends grandfather who said he shot the german with his 1911.

Thanks, Dave
 

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Hello Dave, welcome to the forum.

More info is needed to help, a rough ball park would be $300-$1300... All depends on condition, originality, etc.

We really needs pictures, serial number to include suffix, etc.

A "matching" holster means? Does it have the same number on it? If so, there is a good chance it is a nazi police gun and holster. What writing is on the rear, front or inside of the holster?

Other things needed, any proofs and acceptance on the left or right of the receiver.

Unsure what kind of cleaning tool it might be. It would be nice to see it?

I also collect stories and pictures of guns brought back from the war. Can you ask your friend if he knows a story, when pop brought it back, his unit, where he was stationed, how it was obtained? This is just voluntary, eventually I would like to make a book of these stories, have about 35 so far.


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The holster is numbered to the gun. The cleaning kit is a chain with ends to pull patches through the bore. I going to try to get with him to get some pictures. I'll also try to get more details on how it was captured. Looking at markings and proofs in this site he started to get unsure of which markings his gun had. I've only seen it onece and its's been awhile.
Sad story is his grandfather brought another luger and sold to buy a train ticket sometime after he came back. It was supposed to have had a long barrel and some kind of metal stock with it. Mike said his grandfather got it off an artillery officer or a tank commander. He really wishes he had that one too. I'ld start to dislike him if he had both!
 

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All of my guns have come with a story. My last Luger was "run over by a tank in France." In reality, it would seem that it was used as a hammer or a club. Grips were broken off and grip screw holes stripped. Hugh Clark cleaned them up for me.

Many of the stories are true. Others are pure bunk. Many are lost everyday as more and more vets go to the big battleground in the sky.
 

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Your quote Many of the stories are true. Others are pure bunk. Many are lost everyday as more and more vets go to the big battleground in the sky.

This is very true, generally I try to get as much history after buying a luger as possible , however this is not always obtainable.

It is a good thing that some of the members collect these stories for posterity.
 
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