this last gunshow was without a doubt sorta crazy. first day i run into the probable nut case carrying full auto m14 [ see the m14 discussion for more info on that] and the second day father and son come up to my tables and inform me they want to purchae or trade for a 45 auto. ssure look around and if i have something you are interested in, lets talk. the son has a tote bag hung on his shoulder, reaches in, pulls out a 1917 artillery dmw luger, all matching numbers except for the clip. he wants to trade for a llama duo-tone 45 i have. i am trying real hard not to show my excitement and i asked him if he was sure he wanted to do this. they both insist they want a 45. deal, gave them the 45 and 2 spare mags and they wer as happy as a speckled pup. needless to say i was probably happier than either of them. there is considerable bluing wear but the pistol is tight, all the stampings are crisp and correct, 8 inch barrel is dark but rifling is good for something this old. lug for a shoulder stock is present amd very serviceable. would rate it about 70 per cent conservatively. my wife is hoping i dont start collecting lugers now like i do military rifles and shotguns. ha! i think this a keeper.