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    Where the Luger experts on here?

    I realize that there is enough enough Luger knowledge to fill an encyclopedia set, but anyone here particularly knowledgeable? I got to handle Grandpa's bringback last week(complete with OG bullets), only thing I really know without taking it apart is its made by DWM and its missing some springs(there was no tension on the toggle action). I dont expect it to be anything rare, and dont ever expect it to be sold so value isnt really a concern. Sorry for the shitty pics but it was as good as it was going to get under the circumstances.




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    Looks like those bullets were made in occupied Poland and Czechoslovakia respectively according to Wiki.

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    About All I can tell you is it looks like a Weimar era Luger that is numbers matching. One thing I will also say is do not store it in the holster. It will retain moisture and cause rust/corrosion.

    Awesome pistol! Cool that it has the family provenance too.
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    Ditto to what Andyman said, and I'll add that you should see if it has a unit mark on the front grip strap. The best source for kmowing all there is to know about Lugers is here: Pistole Parabellum

    I'm sure they can tell you every little detail, and I would also bet they can help find the part you need to get the old girl functioning again. Keep us posted, because I love Lugers, and hope to own at least one someday.
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    Very cool


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    Yeah, the holster def had a mold smell so hopefully it won’t live in there for much longer, but it’s probably been there since WWII and hasn’t had any rust so far. Grandpa also brought home a Bodeo 1889 from Italy, it’s pretty rough

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    My dad keeps several of his pistols in the original holsters but he also has them inside a light oil saturated sock inside the holster. They all look pristine.
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    If all matching including the wooden bottom mag your looking at around $1500 give or take......if your decide to shoot it pick up a diff. Mag....... repo or otherwise..... don’t want that wooden floor plate to break! I wish I had something from my Grandfather..... he died when I was to young to think about asking him any questions.........

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    I have never seen a 1921 dated luger.cool gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
    My dad keeps several of his pistols in the original holsters but he also has them inside a light oil saturated sock inside the holster. They all look pristine.
    Just saying. WAY better safe than sorry when you are talking a gun worth hundreds or, in this case, likely thousands of dollars. I have seen loads of nice pistols, including many lugers, with finish destroyed and pitting from storage in a holster. In fact, I have an artillery luger, all matching, that would be a $3000+ gun if the holster had not destroyed it. I bought it with deep pitting 3 years ago for $800.

    Like I said, better safe than sorry but your guns, your choice. I keep my holsters next to my pistols on display.
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    Nice gun. I have one too, but I need to get it re-barreled. Had all the springs replaced right after purchase, but wouldn't go into full battery after firing a round. A slight tap on the toggle made it ready to fire. We examined numerous fired brass and all showed bulging near the case rim.
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    1921 DWM Commercial. Very nice. Buggered up grip screws though.

 

 

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