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Unread 03-07-2019, 05:47 AM   #1
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Default Does this look correct?

Looking at lugers on gunbroker and came across this one. Is the side plate correct for that year? The pics are low resolution also so you cannot see the finnish or grips very well.
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I only see one photo of the side plate and see no issues. As I recall that one should have the first 2 digits of the serial number, plus (or minus) one, stamped on the inside of the side plate. But overall, given the quantity and quality of the photos (not good) I see no problems.
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I agree you cannot see the finish or grips very well. IMO for that amount of money you should have clear photos and more than ten of them.

At his bid minimum I'd expect a matching magazine and he is silent on the magazine. The lack of data on the magazine alone would tend to steer me away, magazines are an important part of any Luger purchase. I am also put off by gushing descriptions such as he uses in his remarks.

Personally I find judging high condition pistols as a potential purchase to be a challenge. I see many refinishes where the seller tries to pass it off as original. Not saying that is the case here, I can't tell.

Personally all these questions and the price would make me pass, it would not be a close call.
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Agree with the above comments. The lack of any wear at all on the barrel edge and the bump on side plate would also cause me some concern.
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I believe it is a nice, near new 1938 Mauser pistol, I'd ask if the magazine matches and the grips if I were interested.

That said, it is no bargain at $2500 starting, but then I don't understand why Mauser lugers bring the $$ they do- mystique I guess. I'd rather have a nice Imperial luger for $500 to $800 less.
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On this pistol, I'd add that he doesn't specify his return policy and he doesn't take credit cards. These are more negatives for me. Credit cards give you tremendous leverage if the piece is not as advertised. Better businesses will almost always take credit cards. A business that does not take CCs is not per se bad, but the odds increase that they may be.
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