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what years are most collectible, what to look for?
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:09:58 PM »
Hello,



im new here...i recently bought a very,very nice 1937 Mauser Luger...all matching/collector grade


Last night I bought a 1944 HSC and a 1944 Mauser p38...both matching numbers/collector grade


ive been looking for a Mauser 1914 for a couple weeks...havent been able to find anything in really nice condition..


i was told to find a WW1 version...i see imperial marks on guns made well after WW1...seems like every gun has the imperial marks besides the commercial ones that say GERMANY on the sides


im just looking for advice on what each of you would look for and price range for a collector grade 1914...the one thing that is a must for me is the flame blue trigger,etc....i really love this finish on my Luger!


thanks for any advice in advance...and here's a pic or 2 of my luger








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Re: what years are most collectible, what to look for?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 02:22:28 PM »
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/735422935

here is one im looking at....im concerned its a refinish


---ps, never mind-reserve is $1,395....crazy price

more than double what i expected
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Re: what years are most collectible, what to look for?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 07:47:19 AM »
br,

Welcome to the forum. A WWI era 1914 is a good place to start. The one you are looking at should top out at $500 high retail. Pawnman's reserve is insane. Here is a guide that will help you see what you are getting into.

http://www.mauserguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Mauser1910.pdf

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B. Mason
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