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Buying a Luger

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Corporal K, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Corporal K

    Corporal K member

    Hi Folks,

    I'm interested in a German Luger- good condition, doesn't need to be mint. It should be able to fire and eject, but I don't mind if it's a little banged up. I'd prefer one with the Waffenampt markings.

    Where should I go for the best deal?
  2. Corporal K

    Corporal K member

    Also, I'd prefer to avoid gunbroker, auctionarms, etc. and go straight to a dealer.
  3. Firepower!

    Firepower! member

    In Pakistan they are dirt cheap. 200-300 for one in good condition.
  4. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    First stop should be the bank!

    I've been looking for that same animal for a while. Not much out there below $600. Everyone has a "rare collectible" for sale. Good luck in your search.
  5. Z71

    Z71 Well-Known Member

    Best bet for a P08 Luger would be one of the imported ones from a few years back. I picked up two when they could be had in the $300-$400 range.

    Lugers can be ammo picky, and magazine picky. My first P08 was a Jam-o-matic! I messed around with it for a year or so, and found the Wolff mainspring calibration kit. Has 3 different powers of recoil/mainsprings. Found that the 38# Wolff spring and expensive FXO magazines made the Luger run great.

    My next Luger was a much better condition P08, and it runs like any other 9mm pistol, almost never jams.

    I still have both my P08 Lugers, and shoot them quite a bit.

    Don't know what to tell you about finding one?

    Not long after I bought my last one, the price started going up, and has not stopped!

    Even import marked shooter Lugers like mine are commonly selling for $700-$800 and higher!
  6. gbelleh

    gbelleh Well-Known Member

    To get a nice Luger... keep at least $700 in cash ready and visit all the gun shops, pawn shops and gun shows you can. Check the message boards and put up some WTB posts. Something will come along. I happened upon a really nice, all matching, non-import marked, 1920 DWM Luger in a small gun shop for less than $700 about a year ago. Good luck.
  7. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    My NIB Mauser P08 was $1250 and I snapped it up as fast as I could.

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