I knew a guy many years ago who had inherited one that was absolutely mint. He kept it dropped in a cotton sock, in his sock drawer. Not a gun guy at all, but he had fired it. I wanted it bad, and he knew it.
__________________ “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams
the bore is a real sunshine,it has a few spots on the outside here and there ,but for a 104 year old luger not bad ,thanks for the kind words,Don thanks for that site
some real jewels on there
here is a pic. of Frank Hammer taken in 1907 holding an American eagle (maybe mine LOL)
DWM engraved the American Eagle on Lugers to increase USA sales, and it was great marketing. American Eagle Lugers are extremely collectable and increase in value per annum faster than the stock market. It looks like someone at some point replaced your front sight. This does effect the value a little but it was common practise with a lot of shooters of these fine pistols.
yes they are very collectable,but I had to give the gun back,the extractor's serial did not match,even with the mismatched extractor the gun still has a good collectors value, ($2500) , when I purchase a gun all serials must match