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Unread 10-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default 1939 Luger Proof Marks

I'm trying to identify a luger for my father-in-law. I think I have most everything figured out but am having problems with the proof marks. Also, should the serial number on the side match the one on the front?

I have some nice high-res photos posted here: http://www.gregoryopt.com/luger/

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Mismatch shooter. Sn# don't match, looks like it was polished hard and reblued. The side plate barrel, and all #ed parts should match the front frame # or vise versa. Frame looks like it might be from an early 1940 mauser.
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The proofs are E/63, E/63 LTP (late test proof.) There were a few E/83s in the N and O block. As Aptech says, heavily polished. Some edges that should be sharp are rounded. The upper would be mid to late 1939. The frame ???? Maybe even WWI.

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Thanks for your replies. Sad it doesn't have matching numbers and has been reworked. On the bright side he only paid $25 for it 30 years ago. I've been investigating to see if it can be fired.
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It looks like a great shooter. Enjoy!
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