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Ka_Khan
11-02-2010, 10:01 PM
Last month saw some Lugers in the market.At that time didnt gave any importance as their condition was not good.Discussed it with Abbas in Islamabad and after his interest,today took my camera and shot some of them.
Now serching on the net i am surprised to know that they are being auctioned for more then 6000 US $.
Here is some of the info i gathered.

"DWM 1916 NAVY LUGER. SN 4242. Cal. 9 mm. Standard Model 1914 Navy Luger with 6" bbl, dated "1916" over chamber. Also dated "1916" on left side of front sight base and left front edge of receiver. It has 2-position 100 & 200 meter rear sight with full checkered walnut grips and a commercial Navy magazine with wood base marked in script "Cal. 9 mm". Although these pistols were produced in large quantities they are quite scarce today as most were issued during the two World Wars and lost as sea, while surviving examples were modified to conform to the agreements in the Treaty of Versailles after WWI. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are numered "60". Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some scattered spots of light pitting on right side of bbl and very fine pitting on front & back straps. May be an old arsenal re-do. Various pieces retain small amounts of orig straw color. Grips show light to moderate wear with right grip having been partially repointed. Magazine is extremely fine with wood base retaining most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine frosting. 4-34152 JR70 (3,000-5,000)"

Source:http://collectorebooks.com/jamesauction/luger/34152.htm

And here are they :)






http://s1.postimage.org/mCoAr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxmCoAr)



http://s4.postimage.org/P0X69.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVP0X69)



http://s3.postimage.org/3IpGS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq3IpGS)

Ka_Khan
11-02-2010, 10:04 PM
In .22 Calibre.

http://s1.postimage.org/mDvqr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxmDvqr)



http://s1.postimage.org/mDApJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxmDApJ)



http://s2.postimage.org/ocmoA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsocmoA)

I am seriously thinking of getting one and restoring it.They are in working condition :)

Irttyza
11-02-2010, 10:29 PM
Nice KK bro. i have one in 9mm. Really love the balance of the gun. but dont use it too much as i dont know if newer loads with highere pressure are safe to use with it. BTW what was the price for the long barrel version?

Ka_Khan
11-02-2010, 11:19 PM
@Irttyza you didnt told us about it :/.Post us some pics of your gun.
He was asking 30000 for the 9mm.

A.Abbas
12-02-2010, 12:02 AM
This is really a collectors gun with the historic value. :P

Anthrax
12-02-2010, 12:29 AM
The P08 9MM Luger is one of my favorite handgun of all time! The P38 on the other hand is also a great version of the original but I wouldn't mind getting an original P08 in good condition. Thanks for the update, Ka Khan! I was waiting for a thread like this for a while now as I haven't come across any of these in the Lahore market.

Abbas
12-02-2010, 03:27 PM
Beautiful Ka_Khan, thanks for sharing. This sounds like a great little project. Any idea as to barrel condition ?

Gunpsycho
12-02-2010, 04:24 PM
Ka_Khan Nice share Bro :)

Ka_Khan
12-02-2010, 09:06 PM
@Abbas...didnt had the light to check the barrel from inside.
The dealer told me it is fine.
Now suggestion from all members....What do you think should be paid for this gun?and what kind of restoration should be done?

Ahmad
12-02-2010, 10:27 PM
@KA pass the .22 version, they are blow back copy of originals & known to have problems, moreover this specific gun is missing safety lever.
Original 9mm are a different kind, very beautiful design, 7 natural pointer & accurate. they are ammo sensitive, mine like full house loads to recycle.
regarding restoration i will suggest a deep blue with out much grinding & buffing of surface as it will remove all markings. grips have dings but they can be sort out.
here is mine, all matching serial numbers except magazine, very lovely gun.
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/mrnobody2008/12072009461.jpg

kindly keep us updated about the project.
cheers

Haider Shah
16-03-2010, 12:10 AM
Well lugers are quite sensitive and untill are in the hands of proficient gun smith continues with certain stoppages. Personally I have not noticed them load sensitive might be because of worn out grooves/ muzzle. User must first acquaint himself with the operating mechanism especially its toggle. The first pic is of P-08 also known as Artillery model amongst folks, Luger remained the service pistol of Germans till 2nd WW and was preferred even P-38 were introduced by Wealther. In old time Luger by Erma was preffered for its accuracy as it was capable to achieve results till 100+ yards and was also labelled as Assasins Weapon. Its treat to fire this weapon , regards

Enigmatic Desires
16-03-2010, 01:30 AM
:o OMG I had no idea that Herr.. Luger`s masterpiece had reached our shores..

The toggle action Luger p08 is arguably one of the most beautiful handguns ever crafted..

khan sahib thats a piece of history u r holding mate!

i wish u the very best of luck if u are going to restore it

Gilani
16-03-2010, 06:20 AM
Beautiful guns with great history. :)

Aquarius
16-03-2010, 09:56 AM
Ka_Khan Sir: Very nice sharing indeed....

Ka_Khan
16-03-2010, 10:38 PM
@Ahmad thanks a lot for info and very well kept gun you have.I didnt knew you have one ;)

Faisji
17-03-2010, 10:20 AM
One of rarest guns in the world.45acp luger (only one of 2 ever made that survived) was auctioned

The gavel came down at $430,000 from an anonymous bidder. With the 15% buyer's premium, the 103-year-old weapon fetched $494,500.
http://s1.postimage.org/5Oxi9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx5Oxi9)


A report about the Luger before the auction.
http://www.gunsandammo.com/content/million-dollar-luger-goes-auction-block?channel=shotguns/classic-guns

Aquarius
17-03-2010, 05:27 PM
@Faisji: bro very informative site indeed.... thanks for sharing..

Ahmad
18-03-2010, 07:53 AM
@Ahmad thanks a lot for info and very well kept gun you have.I didnt knew you have one ;)
Khan Sb, we could not manage the shooting session at your last trip to Multan due to time constraint, so you could not get hold of it, Inshallah on your next trip, we shall manage some shooting fun.
any update on your project of Luger, We all are waiting a pictorial of it step by step.
cheers