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#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Purchased a 1917 DWM artillery Luger, all matching numbers. Has minor pitting on the barrel and frame. I will post pictures once it clears the RCMP transfer process which can take weeks up here in Canada. Out the door with taxes and shipping the pistol cost me just about 2600 Canadian so around 2000 USD. Sadly it doesnt have the stock and to some it might sound a little expensive but up here in Canada they are incredibly rare and are the only ones firearms owners can own in Canada without a prohibited license (hasnt been issued since around 1995-1996).

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#2 Post by vandle » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:04 pm

Cool

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#3 Post by shoot4fun » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 pm

Very cool! Looking forward to pictures and range report!!

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#4 Post by Woody_be » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm

There are some pretty good repro stocks for them, of course a collector can identify it easy but if you use it a bit, stain the leather... Blablabla it will still look pretty cool. I got one for a good price when buying a rifle but i dont have a luger or ari :)

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#5 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:39 pm

Woody_be wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm
There are some pretty good repro stocks for them, of course a collector can identify it easy but if you use it a bit, stain the leather... Blablabla it will still look pretty cool. I got one for a good price when buying a rifle but i dont have a luger or ari :)

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I am looking for an original stock, they do show up for sale in Canada every once in awhile, the entire rig with holster, stock and pistol can be upwards of 6 grand up here in Canada (several are for sale at the moment) but i cant afford that so when i saw the pistol as a standalone i had to jump on it.

A repro stock will be my last resort if i absolutely cant find an original stock but until then ill enjoy my magnificent piece of German imperial history once it gets out of RCMP jail. Too bad it didnt turn out to be a misidentified naval pattern :P

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#6 Post by lamontagne0527 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:21 pm

Managed to snag some pictures from the store i bought it from. Hopefully RCMP transfer doesnt drag on for too much longer, 2 weeks already today.
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#7 Post by Woody_be » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:36 pm

I like, i want. Beauty

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#8 Post by lamontagne0527 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:51 pm

Woody_be wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:36 pm
I like, i want. Beauty

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i want too, thats why i bought it, sadly its taking a lifetime for the police to transfer it. Been two weeks here in Ontario but in other provinces like British Columbia or Alberta ive heard it take under 48 hours to transfer at times. 2 weeks i think is kind of suspicious, probably dragging their feet for no other reason than they can. Speculation only though.

Any of these ever come up for sale in your neck of the woods?

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#9 Post by Woody_be » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:14 pm

Yeah but Belgians dont have that much money plus prices are pretty steep for them now. Waiting for a bargain as investment. Also my last model 4 (licence for a gun) took me six months waiting... Some people get it here after a month or two sometimes. I remeber sitting at home fantasizing about the two p38 i baught, after four months i called and they said they lost the paperwork. I know your feeling all too well. But the ari is a beauty, i prefer it over the navy. I know a shop here that has two erfurt lugers at the moment for 600 euro each... Thinking about haggeling it to a cold 1000 for both and keeping them as investment (non number matching sadly)

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#10 Post by lamontagne0527 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:55 pm

Woody_be wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:14 pm
Yeah but Belgians dont have that much money plus prices are pretty steep for them now. Waiting for a bargain as investment. Also my last model 4 (licence for a gun) took me six months waiting... Some people get it here after a month or two sometimes. I remeber sitting at home fantasizing about the two p38 i baught, after four months i called and they said they lost the paperwork. I know your feeling all too well. But the ari is a beauty, i prefer it over the navy. I know a shop here that has two erfurt lugers at the moment for 600 euro each... Thinking about haggeling it to a cold 1000 for both and keeping them as investment (non number matching sadly)

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Ahh well all the best from across the pond in Canada. I love how people from all over the world still have the ability to share the amazing hobby of collecting vintage military firearms. The history and life these pieces have lived is astonishing. Range report to follow once i get her in my hands. She is definitely the most expensive and most rare firearm in my collection. The only runner up i have that can come even close is a 1918 produced US rifle model 1917 that i paid 250.00 canadian for back in 2013. Ive had people offer me 1000+ for it. I love this hobby

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#11 Post by vandle » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:39 am

Its worth the wait.
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#12 Post by lamontagne0527 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:31 pm

So she came in the mail today and i must say im am thoroughly impressed with the condition and craftsmanship of this beautiful piece of history. That is until i ejected the magazine and noticed sadly the spring is kaputt and now im on the hunt for an aftermarket mecgar mag or a new magazine spring. "Sigh" the adventure is not yet over lol.

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#13 Post by Ozzman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:12 pm

vandle wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:39 am
Its worth the wait.
She's a thing of beauty
+1 Very nice
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#14 Post by Hammy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Very nice pickup. I am jealous.
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#15 Post by lamontagne0527 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Hammy wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Very nice pickup. I am jealous.
It's taken me the better part of 7 years to find one that's affordable. Full kits cost 6-7 grand in Canada because a restricted license holder can buy one. Where as most lugers are 4 inch barrels which makes them prohibited in Canada. She's a beautiful piece and she will speak again soon once I get a new magazine :)

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