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Unread 03-12-2022, 05:53 PM   #1
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I saw a 1906 Navy come up for sale at Simpson's. Looks like an honest Navy #2693 no suffix. It is not on Norm's list Didn't say if internal #'s match. I noticed that the Navy proof on the barrel was overlayed on the serial #, is that something that happened on occasion? I would think the German's would be a little neater. Anyway, thoughts?
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Unread 03-12-2022, 07:24 PM   #2
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I do not know Navies, however, I have seen police that were commercial with the serial number stamped over the Crown N
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I didn't see that one (#2693).
D16517 is S/N 2793 and listed for $5,750
They say it has good rifling and some oxidation (whew, glad it wasn't rusted).
It has a grip strap marking "WD 579" which they say is Danzig Dockyard.

It looks nice, but no mention of matching parts internally.
You should ask.
I would expect they are, though.
Simpson's has a stellar reputation and an impressive inventory.

They are on my Bucket list for a personal visit one day.
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They also have 1917 with a 1916 barrel and a reproduction stock for $1,750.
SKU: C49806
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OOps yeah I meant to say 2793.
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If you go to Simpson's shop, know that only 2 people allowed in the door at a time. They are like other stores that are way behind in the covid issue.
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If you go to Simpson's shop, know that only 2 people allowed in the door at a time. They are like other stores that are way behind in the covid issue.
Speaking as a member of a high risk group (I'm 83), I'd rather visit a store that's "behind the times" than one that's cutting edge.
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P.S. I see no issues with the gun in question.
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On the Simpsons navy what can be done about a "poor bore"? A new barrel comes to mind, but what's the cost on something like that? It is already not a primo collectible, so would replacing the barrel be a crime against humanity?
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Shame on you Patrick! 1906 Navy #2793 is a very desirable and collectible gun. If you want to shoot a Navy Luger find yourself a mis-matched one, there are enough of them out there.
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Replacing the barrel would be a waste of time and money, there is no point in it.
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Replacing the barrel would actually detract from it collectibility wise and value wise. Both would go down.

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I was looking at Smpson inventory # C49806 , serial number 4928, listed as having a poor bore. A poor bore makes it non-shootable, and I was looking to make it a shooter for an article or three.
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Even a poor bore on a luger causes no accuracy problems.
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Hi Patrick,
I have no quarrel with you changing the barrel on 1917 Navy #4928, it's certainly not a collectible piece.
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