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I have a German Lugar that my father left me when he passed away. Itís fully functional; he used to take me out shooting with it. I just fired it a few days ago, and itís in great condition. I have two clips for it and the original holster that it came with. My father told me that my grandfather got it from WW2, and when he passed away he left it to my father. I have pictures of it but I am not sure how to post them. I was wondering what the value of it was. I am not looking to sell this item because it is very dear to my heart, I was just wondering if I should stop shooting it. Any info on this would be appreciated.
05-27-08, 10:23 PM
I am not a gun expert, but I did a simple Google search and found that a replica of the pistol is being made by Krieghoff International Inc. for $17,545 USD. They are only producing 200 of these nearly exact replicas, supposedly.
You could either put it on display in your home or try to ensure that if you continue to shoot it, make sure it's working properly and it won't misfire or something.
If a replica is being sold for 17 thousand dollars, I'd expect an original model is worth a lot. I have some old WW2 stuff from my grandfather who died before I was even born, such as a uniform and original canteen and silverware and medals. We keep that stuff in a closet but I wouldn't be surprised if it had value, even though we would never sell that.
It's up to you. Get to shoot an antique gun or put it on a shelf and marvel at its beauty.
05-27-08, 11:15 PM
Lugers are all over the map price-wise. I've seen them as low as $400 and as high as 25K. The price is going to be determined by it's markings. (proof stamps and the like)
You are going to have to do a goodly bit of research to figure it all out.There are collectors out there that specialize in German military pistols and several websites.
The latter is a very good source for identifying markings and determining value.