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German Luger

Any experts out there that might help me figure out a value for one?

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If you don't find anyone on

If you don't find anyone on here that knows about them you can check on Gunbroker.  There are a number of them for sale on there and there is also a link to a web site for gun values.  Of course if you want to use the information on the web site there is a fee but nothing is free anymore except for some advise. 

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I've done some research and

I've done some research and think it is a pretty common one, but it is in good shape.  I'll see what I can get here for "free."  I've had the gun for decades and it just sits in a safe so occassionally I think about selling it.  I've got no one to pass it done to so why hold on to it?

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If you are thinking about

If you are thinking about selling it then take it down to a couple of gun shops in your area that do consignments.  At least then you may find out a price for it. 

I got rid of a couple of pistoles that I hadn't shot in a long time this last spring at a shop in Denver and got a real nice check in the mail a couple of months later minus their 15%.  The nice thing about doing it that way is that they take care of background checks and you don't have to worry about who you are selling it to if you don't know the buyer.

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That is a good suggestion. 

That is a good suggestion.  One thing that I will mention is that I won't sell it until I figure out what I want to use the money to buy with it.  If I sell it and don't buy anything then I'll piddle the money away and soon won't have the gun or the money so I have to replace it with something cool that I will appreciate.  You guys will probably understand that logic, but i am sure my wife wouldn't.  Put the money in the bank would be her response Big smile

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Condition?

CVC wrote:

Any experts out there that might help me figure out a value for one?

 

What the condition of the Luger in question?  What period is it from?  Who is the maker?  These will all determine what it's worth at least on the market.  To me personally a guns isn't worth anything if it's only a wall hanger or trophy case queen, but that's just me.  Lugers are very collectable.  Especially those from war time.  In good condition they can fetch a good price on the market. 

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I looked on gunbroker.com and

I looked on gunbroker.com and it is hard to guage the value because I haven't been able to find an exact match and one that has sold.  Asking price and actual price are two different things.

Are you familar with the different variations and their value?  I believe this is a pretty common war time one in very good to excellent condition. 

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Wartime, good condition

It will probably fetch you a good price then or be worth a good price.  I can't say for sure what they would be worth.  I've never bought one.  Lugers by WWII were typically relinquished as a sidearm carried by officers as a badge of office rather than as a practical weapon for battlefield use.  A lot of officers who weren't actual fighting troops carried them.  People like police, guards, clerks, etc.  So you'll often find WWII Lugers in relatively good condition. Now, the ones from the first world war are a different story, most were pretty well used from that war.

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I was just thinking if you

I was just thinking if you haven't found a price on one of them is to take it to a pawn shop.  Then what ever they offer you for it just double it and you should come close to what it would retail for.  Then all you have to do is refuse their offer and walk out of the store. 

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Hey, that is a good idea.  I

Hey, that is a good idea.  I just checked out a pawn shop nearby that has a large used and new firearms selection so they might be knowledgable about the actual value.  You method is a good one and I may just try it out.  As you said I am under obligation to accept it. 

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thinking of keeping

Is this gun something you're planning on keeping, or are you planning on selling it for what it's worth?  Either way it's always a good idea to know it's market price.

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