1916 DWM #8044 Matching Luger value Question

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  1. ryanrex

    ryanrex New Member

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    I came across this guy in the attic of the place I just moved in to.

    I did a little bit of google-ing about but can't pinpoint an exact value or the history of this gun.

    Was it military or civilian?

    I have a bunch of photos.

    I'm not a gun person. So thanks in advance for the help!

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  3. Jim K

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    The magazine with the aluminum bottom is not of that era, but everything else looks good. Is the magazine number matching also? That is a sure plus.

    It looks like there might be some light rust, but DO NOT try to remove it. Just use a penetrant (I like G96 Gun Treatment), spray lightly and rub with a soft cloth. Even the old standby of steel wool and oil could remove some of the original finish along with the rust; better to just oil the rust to keep it from spreading, then ignore it.

    Jim
  4. marshfellow

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    Nice Luger!! Check the rest of that attic!!!
  5. valbehaved

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    Military WWI luger.
    Holster is either WWII vintage or had been dyed black. It also had been modified as evidenced by 2 or 3 rivets visible on the back wall of the holster.
    Guns appears to be in nice shape with a small piece of grip missing on the left side by the safety(fairly common).
    Better pics are needed to establish the value..
  6. ryanrex

    ryanrex New Member

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    If I were to sell it, where would I take it to get fair market value?


    And what kind of photos would help the establish a value?

    I'm a Guitar guy not a gun guy.
  7. Bubbapug1

    Bubbapug1 New Member

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    Did you sell the luger?

    I have an identical model which is only 149 numbers difference from yours. They were probably made in the same week. I bought mine for $1,300.00, but thats in socal, and it was from a store. A private party would be a bit less.....********* a bit more. You have the same proof marks as my gun, a military accepted pistol

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  8. lew07

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    Ahh the attic. Thats where I left it.Will call by later today and pick it up!!!:D
  9. Danny

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    You have a very nice Luger from WW1 & even though the one mag is not correct, you still have a 2500 dollar outfit with the take down , holster & belt.
    Kind Regards
    Danny
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    Why oh why oh why don't these kind of situations ever happen to me?!:eek:
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