luger advice

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by rhj, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. rhj

    rhj New Member

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    Gentlemen:
    I purchased this luger many years (20+) ago before militaria forums.
    The SS stamp was present when I got it. Mag is stamped p08,fxo,eagle/37.
    Gun in very good condition. How much damage in value does the SS stamp cause?
    Thanks for your help
    Bob
     

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  2. TranterUK

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    Unfortunately, and for all the wrong reasons to many collectors the SS stamp will increase the value by at least 50%. If genuine.

    Personally, I wouldn't want any item associated with the SS.
     
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  3. Danny

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    Hello Bob,
    I have been collecting Lugers for 30 years and I am sorry to say the SS ruins are fake. The Black Widow is a very nice & collectable. However the SS stamp kills the collector facter and hence a shooter grade novelty gun. You may get 1200-1500 for it, as the grips and fxo mag are expensive. I guess U could grand off the ruins, but then it would have to be reblued. Sorry that I had to tell ya this. Take Care
    Danny
     
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  4. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

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    Danny,

    Please define "black widow" in reference to a Luger. I am not familiar with that term. What is "fxo"?

    Thanks
     
  5. okeeemt

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    And what soes the ss stamp stand for?
     
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  7. Danny

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    The only difference in a byf( Mauser) 41 & 42 is the black grips, making the name black widow. The SS were Hitlers elite Army force that took an oath that they would die fighting before surrendering. They started out as Hitler's personal body guards. Most of the fighting at Normandy was against the SS & Hitler youth. Mean little buggers, but no match for Bradley's forces.
    Regards
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  8. oscarmayer

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    wow that was putting it nicely . they were thugs, good little nazi's that was responsible for killing millions of innocent people.
     
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    okay. so your saying siomething stamped ss was at one point used by hitler's forces. Correct??
     
  10. Danny

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    No Sir there are no SS stamped guns from WW2 Germany. Some did that at war's end to try and get more monies. Alot of GIs had things stamped, plated etc.
    Danny
     
  11. okeeemt

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    you never know though right? Some could have came out right?
     
  12. czoom

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    That is awesome. Always wanted a lugar. Yeah the stamp will hurt the value a bit. Look up a lugar expert on google.
     
  13. Danny

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    I have been collecting Lugers & Walthers for 30 some odd years. Go to Jan Stills Luger Forum if there is doubt in my judgement?
    Danny
     
  14. Teejay9

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    I, for one, don't doubt your expertise in this field Danny. You are very knowledgeable on the subject of Lugers and Walthers. I have NEVER seen an "SS" stamped a pistol or rifle, it just didn't happen. There were certain stamps for police and Kriegsmarine use, but no SS. Too bad, they ruined a beauty. TJ
     
  15. gdmoody

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    I have looked in the Luger books that I have and I can find nothing about SS Lugers. If there was such a thing, then there would be something documented about it, but as I said, I find nothing and I would also completely trust anything Danny said about them.
     
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