Characteristics of the Luger are its clean flowing lines that include a tapered barrel of various lengths and a grip that houses the magazine that is angled acutely to barrel centerline. He also designed the 1878 Sharps rifle which was named after him. This was later fixed by fitting a spring-loaded lever that, when pushed upward by the magazine platform button, engaged a slot cut into the bottom of the bolt. Ralph was clearly a true expert and his passing is a great loss to us all. I prefer to remember Ralph for the good deals we made and I hope that when it's my turn to go to that great gun show in the sky, I'll have tables and an intact reputation.
So I'd skip on the papers and story as well. Archived from on 2 April 2015. Model 1900 pistols shipped to the U. It woud depend if it has all original parts, if it is in war-time condition or if it was restored. I posted a couple pics of that Chinese T51 I just got. Metal parts are either rust or salt blued while a few presentation guns are engraved.
The best answer for your question can be found by browsing for similar items on eBay or other auction Web sites and seeing what those similar items have recently sold for. I laboriously stripped the original finish taking utmost care to preserve all of the sharp edges and there are many. In 1930, took over manufacture of the P. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our use of such cookies. It is the most common Luger and the least desired because of the caliber, as the ammo is fairly expensive.
The metal plating company I used, which specialized in refinishing brass and chrome house hardware, did a fine job, just the chemical strip and no abrasives. This is as far as the pistol needs to be disassembled for normal cleaning. Luger brought 746 rounds of this new ammunition to the March 1907 trials with his. You can also reference the Blue Book of Gun Values which can be purchased on line at various retailers. Not surprisingly, collectors keenly seek Lugers and some models are extremely valuable.
What has made the Luger so desirable for so long? The difference is subtle if you do not know what to look for. These individuals even cheat each other and then have the nerve to complain about it! We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! The early Marine-Model featured the flat-faced knurled toggles with the older anti-bounce lock mechanism. Agreed that the buffing step is ruinous to a Luger, and that rounded-off look is unmistakable to Luger collectors. Field stripping is accomplished without any tools. The proof marks on the right side of the frame are ww1 markings.
No Browning type, tilt-barrel action pistol comes close to the precision feel of a Luger. Luger to be necessary, for its satisfactory use is not now obtainable in this country. British paratroopers also used them, but most of Great Britain's armed forces used the old Webley revolver. As a result, the P. The rifle was chambered in , and the resembled the later style.
So, if you leave the original main spring in the gun during conversion - it might not fully cycle. In 1906, the navy was introduced to an improved version--neuer art new pattern of the Marine-Model that had a coil spring instead of the flat mainspring and missing the anti-bounce lock. To hold the action open, do this with an empty magazine in place, as it takes an empty magazine to activate the hold open catch. The trigger plate on the left side of the frame, just behind the take-down lever, may now be removed. Make sure to get pictures of the etched stamps and numbers on the top of the barrel of the Luger.
It was a popular thing to do back then. Vietnamese gunsmiths even copied the basic Luger design, producing a few crude 'Luger' pistols with which to arm Viet Cong and other irregular forces. During the immediate postwar period, complete Luger pistols were also assembled from rejected or salvaged parts with different serial numbers, then sold as souvenirs to occupation forces in Germany. There is no looseness or slop anywhere. This should retract the breech block.
Swat the Shopping Bug to view related military items! I have seen pistols that look like they were plated yesterday and some that look like the were plated then stored in salt water. This latest version of the Parabellum replaced the old flat laminated main spring with a new, more reliable coil design. This publication is the standard for pricing firearms and will offer a general guideline for the value of a German Luger. Five hundo ain't jack for the fun factor you will get out of it. Our test pistol has a wide trigger, lanyard ring and stock lug, but no grip safety, characteristics typical of commercial Lugers of the period. It depends on the condition of the pistol, if there is any history attached, if there is any variations from a factory standard, what are the markings on the pistol,etc. If it is a plain red flag with a double-sided white circle with a swastika, it is very typical.
I am unaware of any documentation for this or the other pistols he brought back. I would not even consider buying it however. The Luger is a great shooter; accurate and a natural pointer. Take care that the smaller pin between the breech bolt and front toggle link does not fall out and get lost. I have thousands of rounds through it by now with never a hiccup. Today, over 110 years after its initial adoption by the Swiss in 1901, the Luger is still in high demand.