Thanks, I'm starting to like better and better, Probably will pick it up this weekend.hello in response to your question, the luger is a 1942 Mauser Banner Commercial sale luger. They made these from 1937-1942, by the Muaser factory right along with the military and Police contract lugers. These will have all the same factory marking but NO Waffenamt or Police proof, as they were no a military contract pistol. The production numbers for these commercial model was fairly small 200-500 per year, as I recall. Some were actually sold on the German commercial market with many/most sold to friendly (i.e Nazi supported) countries. I have had a couple of these in the past and I even had a 1945 dated K98 Comercial Mauser rifle once. The rifles are really rare looks just like a standard military K98 byf/45 markings however on the underside of the barrel was the name of the gun shop where it was assembled and sold. On the luger If all matching and having original blue finish they can bring good money, not as much as the military or police models, but still desirable as a WWII luger. regards
Thanks I did pick up the piece and was surprised that it shot cast bullets, hollow points and factory stuff quite well.Try a few of these videos fir info.
1945: The French Occupy Mauser and Make Lugers - YouTube
Development of the Luger Automatic Pistol - YouTube