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Old 01-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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My friend just bought a savage bolt action 30-30 (don't remember the particular model), at a LGS and the serial # wasn't legible. And they still sold it to him.

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Old 01-22-2013, 09:29 PM   #12
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No as I posted there was a federal amnisty period after 1968 to allow these guns to be numbered. Any firearm without a number after that period is illegal.
The problem is if you are convicted of owning such a weapon it can cause the loss of your rights to own firearms.

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given the story of the acquisition, I doubt if it is a Russian capture. If the story is true then is is probably a pre NAZI Luger with the DWM scroll. However it should have a serial number. Lugers were hand fitted and the parts should have at least the last 2 digits of the serial number since the parts are not exactly interchangeable. A parts gun would not have matching numbers. Do you have the original magazine and does it have a wooden or aluminum knob? An original magazine would have a wooden knob. If there are no other markings on the pistol including a serial number, then you have an enigma and a possibly illegal one at that.

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given the story of the acquisition, I doubt if it is a Russian capture. If the story is true then is is probably a pre NAZI Luger with the DWM scroll. However it should have a serial number. Lugers were hand fitted and the parts should have at least the last 2 digits of the serial number since the parts are not exactly interchangeable. A parts gun would not have matching numbers. Do you have the original magazine and does it have a wooden or aluminum knob? An original magazine would have a wooden knob. If there are no other markings on the pistol including a serial number, then you have an enigma and a possibly illegal one at that.
We keep the gun in another house so I cant verify the serial number but the knob is wood and is also cracked. I think I remember a serial somewhere..
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The front toggle marked DWM means nothing I replace toggles a wear part with what every I have. If the frame is DWM it will be stamped in the magazine well.

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I only found this serial:

1649

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