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    If there are no navy markings, this is not a navy...

    If there are no navy markings, this is not a navy luger. The 1938 navy lugers look just like other military lugers and don't have a long barrel, as was correctly noted by another poster. The long...
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    Hi--Very attractive luger. Can you provide a...

    Hi--Very attractive luger. Can you provide a photo of the navy marking? Also, is the magazine a navy magazine? Nothing in the photos provides navy information and the complete serial number is not...
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    From the photos, it appears some rusty parts were...

    From the photos, it appears some rusty parts were filed or sanded down then a cold-bluing solution applied. The numbering appears, as you suggest, added. There may be some original numbers but I am...
  4. I can't read the serial number on the left side...

    I can't read the serial number on the left side of the chamber region but all the other serial numbers (02) appear to be the same and original to the luger. The right side final stamp appears to be...
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    Thanks to Ron for his gratious compliment. Thanks...

    Thanks to Ron for his gratious compliment. Thanks to Edward T. for mentioning the commercial Crown/N proof on the left side. The Crown/N proof stamp, typically found on commercial sales lugers,...
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    Early 1930s police-used luger. Others can tell...

    Early 1930s police-used luger. Others can tell you about the grip strap marking which identifies the police organization that owned this luger. The magazine bottom should have some markings on it...
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    Very nice looking 1916 DWM. DWM lugers seem to...

    Very nice looking 1916 DWM. DWM lugers seem to have a resilient finish. There is some wear apparent on the right side grip that would suggest a little high edge wear should appear on the metal parts....
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    This luger has been intensely ground and...

    This luger has been intensely ground and polished. It is hard to say what condition it was in before the extensive cosmetic work. If it was heavily used, internal parts may be well worn. The bore may...
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    Agree with Edward T, the luger is an assemblage...

    Agree with Edward T, the luger is an assemblage of parts from multiple lugers. The holster looks good on the exterior although it might have been coated with something to make it look more shiny and...
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    Many years ago I participated in the C&R...

    Many years ago I participated in the C&R discussion list and offered an item for sale with the note, sold only to FFL-03, collectors only. All the participants were C&R FFL-03 holders so the point of...
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    I have byf41 2835q and the factory, extra...

    I have byf41 2835q and the factory, extra magazine is serialized, aluminum bottom. Your luger was made just before mine. Either a serialized aluminum bottom magazine or a black plastic bottom...
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    The holster is an uncommon maker and attractive...

    The holster is an uncommon maker and attractive to collectors except for one thing--the stitching is all dark as is the interior of the holster. This suggests the holster has been dip-dyed and has...
  13. This luger is being offered as a "very nice black...

    This luger is being offered as a "very nice black widow". From the provided photos, it is a nice holster, the scratched initials are common and are a small clue to originality--I don't mind scratched...
  14. In decades of observation, I have never seen an...

    In decades of observation, I have never seen an SS stamp like that. I have seen many circular ink stamps, some SS, but none like that. I have never seen a designation of Waffen SS to a city, either....
  15. A side note. There is a model/theory of value...

    A side note.

    There is a model/theory of value for collectibles (mine--the Information Theory of Collectibles Value) that predicts the value of your pistol among a pool of collectors. The amount...
  16. It is better to request specific requirements...

    It is better to request specific requirements from the insurer so there is no challenge or ambiguity if and when a claim is made. Photos of collectibles and recent appraisals from an approved source...
  17. I believe your insurance company will require a...

    I believe your insurance company will require a written document supporting the value of a scheduled item. This is a problem for collectibles, unfortunately, because the owner usually is more...
  18. You are most welcome. I saw dozens of these in...

    You are most welcome. I saw dozens of these in the 1990s when lugers were imported, supposedly from Russia. The lugers often had pre-1945 wood or bakelite grips, but not the original factory grips of...
  19. Somewhere behind the old Iron Curtain, these grip...

    Somewhere behind the old Iron Curtain, these grip panels were made and installed on a lot of reworked lugers. The coarse, and irregular checkering along lines that are not straight are apparent in...
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    I have owned a navy luger holster, probably from...

    I have owned a navy luger holster, probably from the early 1930s, that had an Ostsee number stamped in that location. I vaguely recall an army holster that was pre-WW2 with a military unit stamp in...
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    In the first set of photos, on the far right, the...

    In the first set of photos, on the far right, the soldier's luger holster seems to have a trimmed lid, perhaps to make lanyard attachment or pistol access easier. In the photo of the German and...
  22. The extent of finish wear makes it difficult to...

    The extent of finish wear makes it difficult to evaluate some aspects of the finish but for the most part the finish looks factory orginal. The trigger and safety lever have some darkening that is...
  23. This was probably made at a factory-type...

    This was probably made at a factory-type operation near Richmond, Virginia, in the mid-late 1990's. I don't know exactly how many years these were produced but many lugers were bought by this company...
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    1941 or 1942 P.08 with bakelite grips; valuation

    Pictures can be helpful but not definitive for establishing value. In-person inspection by an experienced luger student is probably the best that can be achieved and even those individuals experience...
  25. Nice, unaltered and un-messed with luger military...

    Nice, unaltered and un-messed with luger military holster from 1942 by a common luger holster manufacturer. The makers are listed in a few sources including books by J Still and Bender. There are...
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    Survival rates on all types of WW1-era equipment...

    Survival rates on all types of WW1-era equipment are low and these holsters look like they would wear quickly (relatively soft leather, compared with the stiff, thick leather of many P08 holsters),...
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    looks like a p38 holster from the 1944-45 period,...

    looks like a p38 holster from the 1944-45 period, end of ww2. Not at all unusual--have seen many instances of lugers in p38 holsters. luger looks like 1909-10 manufacture that had some finish...
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    Thank you, Dwight, for the information regarding...

    Thank you, Dwight, for the information regarding German army and police in the late 1920s.
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    This is a rather rare type of luger that, as has...

    This is a rather rare type of luger that, as has been stated, is a 7.65 caliber luger that was converted to 9mm and marked on the chamber to indicate this conversion. The late Ralph Shattuck...
  30. Hi Jay, Does not look like original 1938 finish....

    Hi Jay,
    Does not look like original 1938 finish. The GESICHERT should appear as aged-white letters. There should be some bluing wear on left side of muzzle and high points of the sideplate and rails...
  31. For me, the "O" Ostsee property marking is the...

    For me, the "O" Ostsee property marking is the most intriguing aspect of this luger. My understanding from long ago was that the property markings were numerically chronological, that is, lower...
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    Looks original to the 1930s. Black thread and...

    Looks original to the 1930s. Black thread and brass fitting is ok for 1930s 7.65 type holster.
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    Seems like a New Year's resolution in the making....

    Seems like a New Year's resolution in the making.

    Having spent college years in Boston (world's largest college town, I think). Pricey cost of living and heavy traffic with long commutes for many...
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    If you watch the 1969(?) movie, The Wild Bunch,...

    If you watch the 1969(?) movie, The Wild Bunch, you should spot a broomhandle somewhere. A more recent movie about the same period and with a broomhandle is, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself....
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    "Matching numbers"is a term that predates my...

    "Matching numbers"is a term that predates my collecting years and reflects the value a collector places on a gun that has the same parts as came from the point of manufacture. A premium is placed on...
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