Re: 1940 Luger w/Navy Flatboard stock
Wonderwhippet said the stock is a repro, and I am inclined to agree, but we would need much better pictures. For one thing, IIRC, the discs in the Navy stocks were brass.
On stock possession, the ruling is that if you have a pistol with a barrel under 16" and a stock that can be put on it (whether it is on or not), you have a short barrel rifle which must be registered to be legal. Before the ruling changed to allow original stocks, many collectors removed the stock "iron" and hid it, or put some weld in the slot of either the pistol or the stock lug so the stock could not be attached.
Actually, that is a standard Army pistol and would likely not have been issued with a Navy (or any) stock, but if the stock is original, I doubt anyone would care about the details.
Last edited by Jim K; 12-28-2009 at 01:12 PM..