Should I pay $450 To Complete My Nazi Police Luger Rig

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by davidh5000, Mar 16, 2016.

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  1. davidh5000

    davidh5000 Member

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    To be honest, I don't really know what it's worth as a rig.
     
  2. stonecutter2

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    Do it.

    Although the Luger's sentimental value outweighs its monetary value (you won't be selling it), having these paired up will most certainly be an advantage "collection-wise" then letting it slip to a collector with a mismatched Luger. Anyone can have a mismatch set, but with the correct holster and Luger, you've got something seriously estate-worthy collectible that can be passed down as a set.

    I say go for it. They belong together, and should be reunited, IF you have the monetary means to make it happen.
     
  3. WardenWolf

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    My opinion: buy it. You'll never get an opportunity like that again.
     
  4. lsudave

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    If it's legit, buy it. It sounds like it does check out as legit.

    You care enough to check into it in the first place, so you want it.

    Now, think about how much money you spend in one year, on various things you never even remember.
    Next January, you wouldn't miss the money, but you'd absolutely still appreciate the holster.

    Have you spoken to the owner of the holster about it? I know one angle is to keep him in the dark and talk him down, but if he's a collector and not just making money, then he'd probably understand the situation and might work out a deal, a swap for something else in return. Even the most flint-hearted might say "I usually don't do this, but.....". Maybe offer to buy him another in good shape and do a straight trade.
     
  5. MICHAEL T

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    Yes or you will be sorry later.
     
  6. davidh5000

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    I offered $400 for it earlier today,but haven't heard back yet.
     
  7. redbone

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    Yes.
     
  8. tark

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    For the love of God, don't quibble over $50.!!! If he will sell it for $450, GRAB IT! You must realize that that complete outfit will appreciate faster than almost ANY investment you could possibly make.
     
  9. lsudave

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    Yeah, if you're going to go $400, you may as well go the full price.
     
  10. davidh5000

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    I will be completing the deal next week when the gentleman returns home, and is able to ship the holster. So, after however many years, this Luger and it's original holster will be reunited again.
     
  11. davidh5000

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    I'd like to thank everyone who helped in my decision to by this holster. I am hoping that after I receive it to post some pictures of the two of them together on here.
     
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    HOLSTER ARRIVED YESTERDAY!!!

    After all these years, Who knows how many, maybe ince the end of World War Two. they have been reunited!!! I am gonna try to get some picture later and post them.
     
  13. davidh5000

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    HOLSTER ARRIVED YESTERDAY!!!

    After all these years, Who knows how many, maybe since the end of World War Two. they have been reunited!!! I am gonna try to get some picture later and post them.
     
  14. tarosean

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    still pretty cool that you were even able to find the matching holster...
     
  15. davidh5000

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    Now I am going to try and find a loading tool that is L.H. I know I will never find one marked L.H. 36...but I will still try. I also have to find a correct police style extra magazine for it. It still has a matching magazine, but not a spare. I will still search for one though. I do know that a few people have been lucky enough to have found them so...

    I mean I fount the original holster for it, and there is only 1 in the world of those!!!
     
  16. horsemen61

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    Pics please
     
  17. yugorpk

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    Now I have hope of finding that '69 Camaro I had in high school.
     
  18. davidh5000

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    My camera on my phone takes the MOST GOD AWFUL PICS...that beings said...here they are... Sadly, it makes the gun and holster look in FAR worse shape than they are. For a more accurate pic of the holster, they have been posted earlier in this thread.
     

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    You did the right thing and you will never regret it. And you are not alone in regards to the cell phone camera. Mine is no better.
     
  20. SeanSw

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    That's a hard choice but I think you made the right one. It's a better story than another $450 gun. Hopefully the value of both has gone up commensurate with the reunion.
     
  21. davidh5000

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    FINALLY!!! Better pics of the Luger
     

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    Thes have the best pics of the unit marking of LH 36 I could get, as well as the matching mag and serial number.
     

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  23. sgt127

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    Good choice.

    A couple years ago I found a really nice Safety Speed Clamshell holster for a 6" K frame. I've been looking for a nice one for years. Bought it. Brought it home.

    Met wife. I was pretty excited about my new find. Showed her how you press the little button and the holster pops open. Adam 12. Malloy carried one. Old school LAPD. Etc.

    She looked at me.

    Her:
    "Yeah, that's pretty cool. Do you have a gun that fits it?"

    Me:
    "Well, actually.....no."

    Her:
    "Hm. Even for you, isn't that a little weird?"

    Anyway, a great friend gave me a 6" 66 a few months later, so, the circle was compete. You already had the gun.
     
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  24. ApacheCoTodd

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    Forget all the input not taking into account the "match".

    Yes, you should buy it. Even if in general terms it is a bit high for A holster of this type, we're talking about this holster, your pistol and you.

    Nothing wrong with haggling but I'd go 450 if it matches, is in like condition and has the tool.




    Todd.
     
  25. davidh5000

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    I bought the Holster already, and posted better pics of the it earlier in the thread. These are pics of the Luger. The earlier pictures I took of it were terrible. Even these don't do the gun justice, but I think they are about as good as it will get.
     
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