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I have a German Luger made in 1911 with all original serial

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I have a German Luger made in 1911 with all original serial numbers. The serial numbers are in the 8,000 range and I can't find a book with this number range in it for 1911. Can you help? Charlie @[email protected]
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The 8,000 range fits with the WW I Erfurt Military Serial number ranges for 1911 (from 575-9,548),

It is a 9 MM parabellum, 4 inch barrel (dated 1910-1914). The 1911 chamber dates do not have stock lugs.

Assuming that is a match, here is the Blue Book pricing for it (what a dealer would offer you, you could get more by selling to a collector):

Mint: $2,200
Excellent: $1,925
Very Good: $1,385-$1,740
Good: $880-$1,145

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The 1911 chamber dates do not have stock lugs.? What does this mean?
The stock lug is toward the bottom of the backstrap on the gun. It allows a stock to be attached to turn the pistol into a rifle.

This picture would probably be helpful:

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