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Unread 07-26-2023, 10:44 AM   #1
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I recently inherited a Luger and would appreciate any help in identifying it. Attached are photos of the markings I could find.
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Unread 07-26-2023, 11:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum.
Thanks for sharing your luger

What have you found out about it, so far?

Was there a story about where it came from?
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Unread 07-26-2023, 02:43 PM   #3
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It is obviously a "parts" Luger....made up of different parts from different Lugers. I believe that parts of it have been refinished. It should make a good shooter, but not a collector piece. Congrats!!
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Unread 07-26-2023, 09:47 PM   #4
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What makes it a parts Luger? All the numbers seem to match.
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All of the parts should have 44 on them not 59...the last two digits of the Serial number on the frame. The toggle assembly does not match the frame number. It is a parts pistol.

Given that it is mismatched and seriously pitted and re blued it is on the bottom end of the shooter class.... not an heirloom. If you attempted to sell it, well, no idea but it would go on the cheap side.
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Bloungo,

It appears from your photographs that the retaining pin for the rear toggle pin is missing. I suggest that you check this and rectify any problem before attempting to fire the gun.

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It's a military Luger that has been refinished using parts from different pistols. The notch at the front of the receiver shows that the receiver was on either a DWM Artillery Luger or a 1914 Erfurt Artillery Luger or a 1916 ~ 1918 Erfurt short barrel Luger. The date and proof/inspection stamps have been scrubbed so there's no way to tell.

The toggle train - or parts of it - are Erfurt while the frame is DWM. Your Luger falls into the shooter grade category. It has no collector value but if you inherited it, the sentimental value may outweigh all other considerations... as it should.
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