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.45 Luger... a bargain!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rmfnla, Mar 15, 2010.

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  1. rmfnla

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  2. MachIVshooter

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    shoot, at that price, I'll take two!

    (just as soon as I pay off my house, that cost half as much......)
     
  3. Shear_stress

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    Steven Spielberg scores another rare firearm (probably!)
     
  4. Rembrandt

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    Like most rarities, it's how the item is packaged and timing of the sale. This gun didn't really get the pre-sale publicity others have and times are tough even for the uber-rich. My guess would also be Spielberg.

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  5. solvability

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    I got a couple of those for the kids to play with - ought to go check the toy box and see if they are still around.
     
  6. Kernel

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    I hope I can buy MY next used gun for HALF the asking price. This is a GOOD sign. Maybe this crazy ever climbing market has finally turned around.
     
  7. Slamfire

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    I wonder if the Luger collecting craze is dying down. The WWII and 50's generation were really into Lugers. But then they were also into Model A's. As they have died off the Model A market has really softened, I wonder if the Luger market is following that trend.

    For me, a Luger is a curio. I don't care for 9mm. Not practical at all for self defense: Two hands to operate the safety, balky magazine, reputation for being fincky with ammo. With fixed sights it would be a bother to sight in.
     
  8. Nicodemus38

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    well if you had 30,000 you could purchase one of the handmade replicas.
     
  9. Officers'Wife

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    It's still cheap for that little piece of history.
     
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    They were being made in Houston, Texas were they not?
     
  11. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    two hands to operate the safety? I've only held a luger and I could do it one handed easy, I could learn to switch it off on instinct.
     
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    Let us pray... I could really go for an affordable Luger. :)
     
  13. 2RCO

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    A .45 Luger is a true piece of history but for that price I could get about 10 other super highly historical guns. I once turned down a really nice Paterson Revolving shotgun for $15k serial number was 3 as I recall. I've kicked myself for not buying that one but 15k was a serious stretch for me at the time.
     
  14. Larry Ashcraft

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    Off topic, but:
    Not so much. Ten years ago $8000 would buy a nice Model A. Today, a nice one will bring $20,000.
     
  15. paintballdude902

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    i was always taught that collectibles were the worst form of investments

    either way if i had the money to play with i would have attempted to buy it
     
  16. phinfan

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    I guess to each their own, the market may be softening on "million dollar lugers", but the market on the regular ones has not.

    I absolutely love lugers, if the prices were falling, I would be very happy, as that would mean I could buy more.

    If you have an honest luger, the last thing I would worry about is its value depreciating.
     
  17. Hatterasguy

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    Nice, if I had a bunch of cash sitting around I didn't need, I'd buy one. Better than collecting 1% interest in the bank.

    I love Lugers and anything German military related.
     
  18. 9mmepiphany

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    are you talking about the stainless ones?

    we used to have a gentleman out here in northern CA who used to make them in his workshop by welding together 2 9mm Lugers, his work was beautiful and he left them in "the white" with a finish that looked like stainless. i think his name was martz
     
  19. Drail

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    Well, good luck finding magazines for THAT!
     
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    Steven Spielberg is Jewish, would he buy a "Nazi Gun"? :uhoh:

    I know I know, no offense but I have seen these things often referred to as such in the media. :evil:
     
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    Read the caption- the buyer is not Spielberg.

     
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    The Indonesian man is the one who bought the firearm originally, not at this recent auction.
     
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    I guess that ends the argument about investing in firearms.
     
  24. Full Metal Jacket

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    the .45 luger sold for 1 million 10 years ago to the previous owner. there' only one still in existence. guns & ammo had a big article about the sale. (back when i still read gun rags lol)

    not totally surprised to see it sold for half that recently. collectibles frequently rise and fall in value/popularity. coins, stamps, comic books, etc...
     
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  25. Palehorseman

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    There was a time when the Iraelis used a lot of Nazi guns. I have a Nazi FN 98-Mauser they converted to 7.62 Nato back in the 1960s.
     
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