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Unread 04-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Artillery rear sights--missing

On this forum would anyone give an estimate of what a ballpark value for a matching, nice but certainly not perfect 1917 DWM Artillery without the rear sight would be?
Maybe 70% blue, reported as a good bore, matching visible numbers, "million dollar' left grip chip, a few apparent scratches , pretty worn grips, unground stock attachment.

I know it's scanty info but thought I'd take a chance as one in the state has come on the market at $1500.
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You can likely get a complete one for that; the one you describe will always be "mismatched" as the rear sight is numbered.
A reproduction rear sight will cost you about $250.
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A reproduction rear sight will cost you about $250.
An original complete artillery rear sight could well cost you a hundred more...
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Don and Richard, right on with your prices, I was also looking for an Artillery rear sight awhile back and the best price I could find for a nice (new) repro was $250., finally settled for a new original for $350.
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Where are you guys seeing artillery Lugers selling for 1500 or around there?
If anyone can post or send me a link I would appreciate that!

I have been looking for a while now and have not see anything close to "good condition" sell for less than 2000.
I would be happy to spend 1300 or a little more on a mixed number example based off the auctions I've seen.

To the OP: you could always ask the owner if he will take off the cost of a replacement sight.
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Thanks. Will consider that.

Also, where are the original sights to be found? I haven't seen any advertised.
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Where are you guys seeing artillery Lugers selling for 1500 or around there?
If anyone can post or send me a link I would appreciate that!

I have been looking for a while now and have not see anything close to "good condition" sell for less than 2000.
I would be happy to spend 1300 or a little more on a mixed number example based off the auctions I've seen.

To the OP: you could always ask the owner if he will take off the cost of a replacement sight.
No one is going to "tell you" about such a deal, they will buy it themselves, and either keep it or pass it on, sorry.
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Thanks. Will consider that.

Also, where are the original sights to be found? I haven't seen any advertised.
You have to search the online auctions diligently, post a WTB ad here, PM Lugerdoc on these forums, he may have one.

There is a sight with barrel for sale for $450, you might do well to buy it, keep the sight, and sell the barrel for $100 or maybe a little more!

At least that is what I would do.
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Thank you. I believe the seller, who is 160-180 miles away, is moving it to gunbroker where everyone can assess it. And potentially have it.
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Here's one offered on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LUGER-ARTIL...UAAOSwVpla0Q63
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Thank you. I've decided that the reroofing project is more pressing right now. But, if I were to proceed with the purchase I'd buy the barrel and sight you have advertised!
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