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11/2/2022 4:30:06 PM
Posted: 1/29/2022 5:14:59 PM EST
Why doesn't anybody make reproductions of the C96 or Luger? People clearly want them, so why doesn't some company cash in on this demand? I'm sure the most popular answer to this is gonna be "a reproduction has no history", and that's a valid criticism of the idea, but I also think it's kinda a moot point. I can't speak for other people but I personally would love to be able to own a C96 for an affordable price. And it would give the nerdiest of nerds in the gun community the perfect platform to build their live-firing DL-44 blasters on.

I might very well be in the minority but I'd love to hear oher people's takes.

TL;DR: Mauser/Luger reproductions, good idea or bad idea?
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Link Posted: 1/29/2022 5:20:58 PM EST
[#1]
Luger reproductions have been made before.

The short answer is that it's still a better value to purchase an original production Luger or C96.
Eventually it'll be worth it to offer reproductions, but the originals will have to get more expensive first.
Link Posted: 1/29/2022 5:24:56 PM EST
[#2]
https://lugerman.com/

These guys are right down the street from me. They even produce a Luger in 10mm
Link Posted: 1/29/2022 5:37:29 PM EST
[#3]
I'd argue that several thousand dollars for a WW1-era 9mm is already fairly expensive.
Link Posted: 1/29/2022 5:40:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: KitBuilder] [#4]
Check out the reproduction prices at the above link.

I bought an original LP.08 last year for under $2k.
Reasonably priced originals are still out there.
Link Posted: 1/30/2022 9:28:35 AM EST
[#5]
I'd say anything over 800 dollars is too much today. But maybe that's just because I'm poor.
Link Posted: 1/30/2022 1:13:42 PM EST
[#6]
Cost vs buyers.  C96's and Lugers are niche guns that don't have a big enough interest base to make producing profitable  (with exception of the few Luger producers out there).  The C96 itself would probably be very expensive to make.  Considering how many good condition Lugers and Mausers are on the market it doesn't make sense to make new ones
Link Posted: 1/30/2022 9:37:47 PM EST
[#7]
Coming in 2022: the Springfield Armory SA-08? A guy can dream, can't he?
Link Posted: 1/30/2022 11:03:02 PM EST
[#8]
Indeed.
Link Posted: 1/30/2022 11:03:35 PM EST
[#9]
I don't think historical collecting is a "niche." Lots of people do it.
Link Posted: 2/4/2022 10:31:26 AM EST
[#10]
Very expensive to Mfg. Original wartime Lugers took 251 separate machining steps to mfg.  Interarm's had Mauser make some back in the early 70's and they retailed for about $279.00

I have two of them in the Navy style with 6" barrels and grips safety's in 9mm and .30 Mauser.
Link Posted: 3/5/2022 8:11:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mak0:
https://lugerman.com/

These guys are right down the street from me. They even produce a Luger in 10mm
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He has a Langhorne address and a WV phone number, a man after my own heart! Very cool.
Link Posted: 3/5/2022 8:11:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ImperialGunner:
I'd say anything over 800 dollars is too much today. But maybe that's just because I'm poor.
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Yes, that's exactly why you say that, same here.
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