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Luger Specialist

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by i3izzy, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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    I recently purchased a 1939 or 1940 Luger P08 for a good price. I was hoping someone knew a specialist in the Portland metro area who can help me determine a little more about it and give it a quick once over so I can find out if I am able to shoot it or if it needs some work before it is serviceable. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hker71

    hker71 Portland Metro Area Active Member

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    If you find out please let me know as well. I have a 1916 Luger P08 I would like to know more about.
     
  3. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    What do you want to know? And BTW, one of THE Luger collectors, Ron Smith, lives in Springfield- he's a good friend of mine, I'm proud to say.

    tac
     
  4. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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    I want to get it inspected for authenticity and function and a bonus would be if the person could tell me more than I internet sleuthing has told me about it. I know the manufacture and that is about it. If you don't want to publish his info here send me a PM and I will give you my contact info and you can pass it along to him.
     
  5. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    I'm an ex-collector and lugerforum member, but Ron is just down I-5. So you'd be better off talking to him. There are no 'fakes' BTW, except the Mitchell stainless stell 'Lugers' made a while back - easy to tell since no Luger - P08, that is, was ever made in anything except the highest quality steel.

    1. In a Luger made after 1936 there are rarely matching magazines - they should be light-alloy bottomed.

    2. All other numbers should match - the last two digits of the serial should appear on every piece of the pistol.

    3. The number on the front of the frame should usually have a letter in lower case, this is also part of the serial number.

    Read your PM.

    Best

    tac
     
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    DB Cooper Springfield, Oregon Member

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    i3izzy,

    I'm tac's friend Ron. Sent you a PM with my email.

    Ron
     
  7. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Ron - see you in June!

    t & ig