Need help with 1912 DWM luger

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by gravitythief, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. gravitythief

    gravitythief New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Good evening,
    I am looking for information/background and or history to a Luger pistol that has been with my family for a very long time. I have very little experience with firearms so any help would be tremendously appreciated. Also any ideas of value would be a plus.

    Ive taken a few pics, but i'm not an expert of what is an important marking or where important markings are located, so please excuse any absence of info, etc. I can take more images if needed. The year 1912 is inscribed on the barrel top.
    Thanks to this forum and any expert help.

    Mike


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Attached Files:

  2. valbehaved

    valbehaved Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    262
    Are there any markings on the front of the handle?
    PM sent also
  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    6,400
    The gun appears to be in good shape and from what I can see the numbers match, even the magazine. That adds a lot to the value. The holster is a police holster, so there may be markings on the front of the grip indicating the force to which it was assigned.

    The only thiing I see wrong is that someone, probably an American GI, carved/burned his initials into the grip. That will detract from the value UNLESS you know who the man was and can provide some history of him.

    The military proof and acceptance marks are normal for the period.

    I can't provide much history. The gun was made in 1912 by Deutsche Waffen-und Munitions Fabriken, in Germany. You say it has been in the family a long time so, depending on what a "long time" is, it may have been brought back by an American soldier in either WWI or WWII. If it is a police gun, it was probably captured in WWII, since German police were not disarmed after WWI.

    I would make a guess on value at about $2500 including the holster. Let's see what others say.

    Jim
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Need help identifying this item. Monday at 10:56 AM
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum NEED HELP H&R 32 s&wL 1887 Mar 19, 2014
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum NEED HELP IDENTIFYING 1800'S FLINTLOCK Mar 5, 2014
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Need help identifying rifle. Feb 6, 2014
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum I need your help! Feb 5, 2014