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Unread 11-17-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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OK, I confess, I am intrigued by the Imperial era Lugers. I am thinking that for my first Luger I might want to get an Imperial shooter in decent, but respectable (shooting) condition. What do you mean "decent and respectable" Ezra? Hell, I don't know, I just don't want a rust bucket or something I will be embarrassed to take out and fondle. I am ploughing new ground here guys and kinda need some guidance. I am currently saving my pennies and nickels and should (hopefully) have around $1200 by the end of the calender year. I have no no rock solid preferences but DWM and/or Erfurt are certainly possibilities. .30 Luger or 9mm, don't care actually. Constructive guidance appreciated.


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Unread 11-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Attend all the gun shows you can, look and ask question......after Thanksgiven sometime I"m going to place up for sale about a dozen Weimar period police Lugers ALL ARE COMPLETE AND MATCHING.......starting at $1400 to about $2800 for holster rigs.
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Hi Ezra, You should be able to find a decent Erfurt for around $1,200.00, nothing looks more "Imperial". Regards, Norm
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Hi Ezra, You should be able to find a decent Erfurt for around $1,200.00, nothing looks more "Imperial". Regards, Norm


Indeed.


Thanks gents. I attend all local gun shows rather religiously. Unfortunately, where I am located (South Eastern Washington state) they are little more than firearm flea markets. I probably need to attend the bigger shows in Western Washington like Puyallup.


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Ezra, remember, that imperial means military (most likely) and it should be 9mm


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Attend all the gun shows you can, look and ask question...
...But ask the questions here; not to the seller at the gun show...Odds are, he's nothing more than a used car salesman...

Gun show sellers are how "Black Widow", "Hitler's Luger", "SS Lugers", "Original Luger Carbines" etc got started...

Luckily, "Totenkopf" and "Russian Contract" Lugers are real, so don't bother looking for them at gun shows; only reputable Luger connoisseurs offer them for sale...

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Ezra, You'll find an exc 1913 Erfurt PO8 WITH STOCK LUG (only made for one month in 1913) in your price range in one of my ads in the For Sale Section. TH
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Ezra, remember, that imperial means military (most likely) and it should be 9mm
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I'm glad you added "most likely" as I use the term "Imperial era" for this Luger vintage, which includes all Lugers, commercial and military, produced between 1898 and 1918.
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Thank for helping providing us the differences between the history and the forgeries.
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