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Thread: Borchardt-Luger #6 up for auction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Wood View Post
    It wasn't a very good fake in that it lacked appropriated details and had lousy fitting grips.
    That was really not a well made fake - but it had the original grip plates which are now back on the SN 5.

    Enclosed a picture of the faked SN 5 and an article about the whole story, which I wrote a few years ago.

    By the way, the fake SN 5 is still in the custody of the police of Bern (where my friend Hermann Hampe and I inspected and photographed the gun at that time).

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    To quote Paul Harvey: "and now you know the rest of the story". Thanks guys. I had read most of that account some time ago but couldn't find a reference.
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    Interesting. Now we know most of the players. I wonder who actually made the fake nr. 5?

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    Responsible for the theft of SN 5 were the curator of the W+F collection and his son - I heard that the curator hired a worker from the W+F to make the fake SN 5 - but that‘s only a rumor

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    An interesting thread to say the least. Keep in mind that this B-L #6 will soon come to auction. It will be interesting to see what it goes for and hopefully that event will ignite further interesting Forum comments.
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    Well it is almost July and I have not heard what happened to the B-L #6 in the early June Poulin auction. A perusal of their web site was absent of any word other than pre-auction fanfare video. My guess is that no bids were received. Anyone have more definitive information?
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    There was only one bid at $300,000

    My guess is it didn't sell since that is below the low estimate of $400,000 and it doesn't show up as a "price realized".
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    Thanks Mike. I understand that Regnier has been trying to sell #6 for over 20 years. With the market "flooded" with collections of Sturgiss, Van de Kant and Shattuck, I guess all prices for lugers will be affected for some time to come.
    drbuster

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