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45 thoughts on “What’s This Gun Worth? (Book Giveaway)

  1. uzidoit

    1920 carbine by dwm, $9000 , this would nice on my wall but i will settle for the 2013 standard catalog as a more realistic prize to help assess my collections value

  2. jbdmlr

    1920 navy carbine.7.65mm.. 900.00 poor to 6500.00 exc.German export 9mm are very rare.113/4in. barrel. Per sixth edition standard military firearms.Good anwser pisolero45acp.Would really like the 22nd edition of firearms catalog also.Good luck.

  3. 00 Del

    It is a 1902 Model Deutsches Waffen Und Munitionsfabriken Luger carbine. The value is $7,000-$25,000 based on condition, accessories included and matching numbers.

  4. alcrambt

    I don’t have a clue as to the make of this gun nor its value which is exactly the reason I need a copy of the 2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms. Also, I will not steal the information from those who have researched and posted their replies before me.

  5. Rascal

    I believe it is a model 1902 Luger Carbine without the buttstock attached. The Erma model ET22 “Navy Model” appears to have been copied from this model.
    Value is about $17,000.

  6. Pistolero45ACP

    Per my 2nd edition of the Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, page 98, This is a 1920 Navy Luger Carbine, Assembled from surplus Navy parts with the distinctive two position, sliding navy sight on the rear toggle link.
    Make therefore is unknown. Value: Exc. $6,250

    I would like to win a copy of the all-new 2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms.

  7. Prchrmn2

    DWM Model 1902 Luger Semi Automatic Carbine in .30 Cal minus the traditional stock estimated value (small picutre so hard to tell…$32,000 USD.

  8. beetle

    luger carbine. From the checkering pattern, an earlier version — perhaps 1902. Can’t really give a value figure without knowing condition and whether or not it comes with the stock and matching case. For just the gun in good condition I’d say $15K. For a complete one with the case and stock could be $30K+

  9. Moongardener

    It’s a very bad picture of a DWM 1902 Luger Carbine. There is no way to estimate the true value of the weapon from this picture. Poor condition, not working, with none of the numbers matching, around $3,000 – $5,000 might be possible. Brand new, still in the factory shipping, with all matching numbers, + an authenticated letter of providence, perhaps over 40K. It’s an auction piece. Who knows? The Kaiser’s very own preferred personal concealed carry gun?

  10. mcwil20

    I was very excited to see this Luger pistol. I figure it is WWI vintage, and it appears to have the bracket on the back bottom of the grips frame where a shoulder stock could be attached. The Forearm wood has the look of the old world European Style, with their excellent hand cut checkering. This pistol would most likely have been carried or owned by an Extremely High Ranking Officer. I have never seen a Luger with a Forearm of any kind, and is probably not chambered in MM. I Love the pistol and would Love to own one, which will never happen, but just seeing it is a big privilege for me. No matter what the book says a Luger Collector may pay way more than it is priced at in a book.

  11. Rob56

    It’s a 1902 Luger Carbine without the stock. One sold just recently on Gun Broker for $11,700.00 With the picture you can’t tell the exact condition.

  12. Dixie Gunsmithing

    It does seem to be a Luger carbine, less the stock. You can see the stock bracket on the rear of the grip. It could also be considered a target pistol. As far as price, without being able to see it, and know what is included with the pistol, maybe $7500.

  13. jerrichard11

    this looks to me like a DWM 1902 lugar carbine 30 cal. it looks to be in good condition and should be worth 12000 to 15000. it would be worth more with the case and carbine stock

  14. FunnyFarmMom

    My resident gun expert (my son) says it is a Thompson Contender with a value of over $1000
    I hope he is right. This is the kid who carried a gun digest everywhere before he could ever read. We didn’t get to read him stories he insisted on us reading gun specs from his Gun Digest! When he entered school I begged for a story book! Never got a story book at all! He still studies gun books and military strategy as much as he can. I am an Army Military Police veteran and my son plans to join the military. He is an expert shot even when he was young and the gun was bigger than he was!
    It would be fabulous if he won this. I know he would read it and study it from cover to cover! He is a walking gun digest. Able to correctly identify at least 95% of guns he sees on TV even knowing what country used it in which war!
    Winning this would help him to learn more about all the guns he loves and studies.

  15. 1911David

    This is a 1902 Luger Carbine in what appears to be at least 90% condition. It is distinguished from equally rare Carbines by the straw colored toggle lock on the right finger piece, that the M1904 and later Luger variations dispensed with. It also has a grip safety that is another feature largely abandoned by WWI. Most of these pistols were built for the very well to do including Kaiser Wilhelm II who was photographed shooting one on a stag hunt, famously.

    If the piece pictured is “as is,” sans stock, wooden presentation case and accoutrements, I’d take a guess at $10,000-$13,000 for value, and the price would go significantly higher if the removeable checkered buttstock, box, tools, accompanied the piece. These are so rare that even Blue Book pricing seems pretty conservative, if visits to the Bienfield show in Las Vegas in January is any indication. Truly rare variations of the Luger command attention and top dollar.

  16. Papa

    According to the 2011 Standard Catalog of Firearms, page 648, this appears to be a Luger 1902 Carbine. From the photo, its a bit difficult to know accurately the condition, but it appears to be in V.G. to Exc. If excellent, value is approx. $19,000; V.G. + $14,500; Good = $7500. Based on the photo, I’d estimate the value at between $14,500 and $19,000. Of course, the value/price might have changed a bit since the last edition, so the 2012 Edition would be good to have. Pretty cool old gun.

  17. atgweb

    This is a 1902 DWM (Deutsches Waffen Und Munitionsfabriken Co) Luger sporting carbine. It was originally chambered for the 7.65mm (.30 Caliber Luger) round. As for what it’s worth… I’ve seen them run between $11,000 and $15,000. 🙂

  18. Leslie Hawkinson

    Sorry, I forgot to give the values. In excellent condition, up to about $14,500.00, very good about $11,000.00 and in good condition, no less than $7,500.00.
    Hope this helps everyone.

    1. Leslie Hawkinson

      I’ll get it right eventually, the above values are if the wood shoulder stock is with it, without the stock the pistol values are: in excellent condition, $9,500.00; in very good condition, $7,000.00; in good condition, $5,000.00.

    2. Leslie Hawkinson

      I’ll get this right eventually. The previously mentioned values were if the wood shoulder stock was included. The pistol without the shoulder stock would be: in excellent condition – $9,500.00, in very good condition – $7,000.00, and in good condition – $5,000.00. Hope this solves it for everyone. (By the way, excellent reference book available on-line).

  19. racoco

    That looks like a 1902-era Luger Carbine. Nice looking, have no idea what a current value would be… but if I win the book, I’ll get back to you on that.

    Ashley.

    1. Corrina PetersonCorrina Peterson Post author

      You’re right about that, AR. The photos and detailed descriptions throughout the book, along with the expert guidance on valuing firearms in the front pages, sure make it easier to figure out what you’ve got and what it might be worth.
      Thanks for reading the blog, and good luck in the drawing!

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