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01-12-2009 09:30 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Andrew_S

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Anyone know how I can do this? I inherited a world war 1 (supposedly} german luger. It came from a dead german soldier. It would be interesting to learn some history on this gun.

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01-12-2009 10:36 PM  9 years agoPost 2
mbrewer

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01-13-2009 01:51 AM  9 years agoPost 3
hockeysew

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The Luger boards are going to be your best bet. Somebody there has a good line on documentation of said article for sure(If in fact it ever existed). Often you can trace who the pistol was first issued to through archives. That will at least show who the original issue was to. What you can find after that is dicey though. It may have been traded, sold or whatever.
Be sure to have good pics of the serial # as well as any proof marks. Often on European firearms the proof marks tell more than the serial # will.
Good luck- Let us know what you find out. I am curious to know

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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01-13-2009 02:29 AM  9 years agoPost 4
jgunpilot

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As you do your research, don't reveal the entire serial number. Just let out 3,456,### so the date of manufacture or whatever can be verified. Why? some scumbag might file a police report for that specific serial # and claim you stole it from THEM.

Lugers are very specific as to value, so talk to the experts. Two of my friends are looking to buy them right now, and they're finding prices of $1,400 to over $2,000 for a decent one.

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