Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Luger

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Do you know who made this 1942 German P08 "G" Model Luger or anything about it.

Answer
The Luger pistol was the military pistol of several European nations starting in 1901 and was officially replaced by the German military in 1942 by the P 38 Walther. They were being produced in Oberndorf, Germany at that time and made by Mauser.

I can not give you a value for the pistol. They really are a specialty collectable and I have seen several in a local shop just last week ranging in price by a great margin. I can tell you that it all depends...Condition, originality, all that, and more...

Check several online gun sales sites to get some idea of value for your specific pistol, and be aware that a shop will pay 50% or less of what they will sell it for...

Here is some good information on the Luger pistols...

http://www.chuckhawks.com/dwm_luger.htm

There are MANY collector's sites online for Lugers and you will certainly find an expert on one of them to be of more help.  

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General questions relating to various handguns - shooting, recommendations and general information on older/antique Smith & Wesson, Colt and other US made and European made pistols and revolvers. I am NOT an expert collector, but I have had several hundred handguns over the last 45 years+. I have repaired and refurbished several and shot hundreds of various handguns, and I am pretty knowledgeable on them.

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Started shooting in Cub Scouts at age 10. US Army veteran in the late 1960's. Owned several hundred handguns including revolvers and autoloading pistols made by Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Merwin Hulbert, H&R, Iver Johnson, Hopkins and Allen, Charter Arms and European pistols made by Mauser, Beretta, Star, Llama, Tanfoglio Guseppe, Dreyse 1907 and FN. I am mostly interested in and experienced with late 19th and all 20th century pistols, not current guns using plastic.

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Have a degree in Social Work, with minors in Sociology and Fine Art (Painting)

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