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Unread 05-17-2022, 11:20 AM   #1
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Brain Trust, it's been a long time since I've come across a decent Luger. This one is a 30 Luger, still working on its exact ID. Take a look at the toggle/extractor. Is this some kind of gunsmith fix or have I stumbled across something unusual? Serial Number 5253, late 20's production?
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Unread 05-17-2022, 11:58 AM   #2
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Does it otherwise function normally? It looks odd, but I don’t think it looks Ugly. Is the breech block…layered? with the screws holding the top bit in place? Please take the toggle train out and take more pictures of possible.
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Unread 05-17-2022, 12:17 PM   #3
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Looks like the extractor was blown out of the breech block, taking the edges with it. Someone then 'fixed' the damage by screwing in fillers.

This is neither a good, nor a safe repair. That breech block should be scrapped and replaced.
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Looks like the extractor was blown out of the breech block, taking the edges with it. Someone then 'fixed' the damage by screwing in fillers.

This is neither a good, nor a safe repair. That breech block should be scrapped and replaced.
I agree with Vlim 100%... especially the last two sentences. I have two Alphabet Commercial Lugers in the "m" block, one earlier and one later than yours. Both have normal breech blocks.
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Bubba said, "There, I fixed it!"

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Yup, I agree. What they said. An attempt to fix this.....When the ears of the extractor are forced up due to a hot load perhaps and breaks away the metal from the top of the breech block.
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Bubba ain't a authorized repair depot. That rube Goldberg contraption works loose and your eye could get screwed! DANGER Will Robinson, DANGER!
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Thanks for sharing !

That is one hilarious modification!
it's just not that hard or expensive to replace the part.

But, I do love it !
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Thanks for sharing !
That is one hilarious modification!
it's just not that hard or expensive to replace the part.
But, I do love it !
It does show a certain ingenuity and imagination, and a bit of skill. I've had a blown-out extractor/breechblock as well, but this mod never even occurred to me...
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