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Unread 04-21-2022, 07:25 PM   #1
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I would like to hear people's opinions about this Luger.
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Unread 04-21-2022, 07:33 PM   #2
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Lots of pictures hope I'm doing this right
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Unread 04-21-2022, 07:38 PM   #3
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Unread 04-21-2022, 07:38 PM   #4
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It looks like an honest Old Model with a browning finish. I see nothing to indicate finish is not original. It is listed as near but outside the test Luger range on Ron Wood's test Luger list, but as having test Luger characteristics. Grip wear seems constant with finish wear IMO these Old Models are among the loveliest machines ever made, you're fortunate to own one and this seems to me a solid example.
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Unread 04-21-2022, 07:41 PM   #5
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Just a few more. Boy this is a lot of work!
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Looks very nice
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Nice clean AE and all the details !

I think you photography is wonderful.
Sharp, clear, carefully framed and all in focus!
It's funny how a darker background works so well.
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Unread 04-21-2022, 10:43 PM   #8
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I was actually looking at getting this one. I like it and couldn't see any red flags. I think the blueing doesn't show up as well as it could because of the lighting. No Germany stamp which is normal for this serial range. The left grip looks to have a chip out of it is the only thing i can see wrong. The bore is really good. Was looking for opinions as this pistol is something I have been aiming for for some time but either keep getting beat out or way too expensive for poor condition piece. Anyway all comments welcome, I really appreciate it.
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Unread 04-21-2022, 11:32 PM   #9
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Why is the takedown lever marked in the military fashion. Correct me if I am wrong, but it should be underneath the lever.
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Unread 04-22-2022, 09:30 AM   #10
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Why is the takedown lever marked in the military fashion. Correct me if I am wrong, but it should be underneath the lever.
I thought the same thing but I read Dwight Gruber's "Test Eagle Chaos" post and it said that AE Lugers approx. serial #'d 6000 through 8977 can be marked on the take down lever on the round right side, the left face or left underneath.

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Unread 04-22-2022, 09:42 PM   #11
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That's a pretty nice looking gun. Don't know what the price is, but if it isn't astronomical go for it.
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It appears to be a delightful example. Very elegant.
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Looks like an honest 1900. Not prettied up or messed with.

Based on my experience with my 1900AE, I would recommend a detail strip to check things out. Things that went wrong on mine: firing pin spring guide was broken (not serialized); one mainspring leaf broken (not serialized); crud buildup under safety lever allowed lever to flop around (dangerous; pin should be removed, lever and cavity cleaned out).

Grip chip can be repaired, Jim Solomon is really good at that. I think he could repair it without over-restoring the grip.

How's the bore look??? Mine is very frosty.
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Lots of pictures hope I'm doing this right
Jim
You hope your doing this right ???
I'm thinking would you give me some lessons ???

Your pictures are fantastic !!!

I was going to show off my latest acquisition the other day, a DWM Commercial 1900 in mint shape, but I just can't get my cell phone camera to do it justice.

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I love this/your gun Jeb and you should definitely buy it ... its patina is beautiful and balanced ... I am not a fan of the AE advertising but each to his own ya ???
Mine has the 'GERMANY' export markings which was required by German law at that time.

I wouldn't wait too long because the Luger collecting crowd is growing leaps and bounds with well heeled hungry 'covid' refugees dying to make their mark in the collecting circles ... I have had to drop out of several auctions this last year because the prices are insane.

If the basics check out on this gun it would take center stage in anyone's collection.
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Jeb and Greg,

Very handsome indeed!!!

Greg, your pics did come out nice illustrating its superb condition......CONGRATS to Both!!!!

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Jeb and Greg,

Very handsome indeed!!!

Greg, your pics did come out nice illustrating its superb condition......CONGRATS to Both!!!!

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sn 7564 is within a range of pistols reported with the serial number stamped on the left face. It would be interesting to see a closeup of the milled thumb safety area.


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sn 7564 is within a range of pistols reported with the serial number stamped on the left face. It would be interesting to see a closeup of the milled thumb safety area.


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Post #1, about halfway through the photos.
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I mean a real close-up picture, just the routed safety area, full-frame.


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Unread 05-16-2022, 04:36 PM   #20
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I mean a real close-up picture, just the routed safety area, full-frame.


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Wouldn't the fourth picture in the first post work? These pictures were sent to me by the seller. I just forwarded them to the forum.

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