Honestly, I'd do it.
Good plan but hurry. Inflation is affecting everything and folks are spending dollars like dimes. . FWIW Sales Taxes in many states have risen to point they affect prices (and offers). CA alone runs 7.25 to 10.25%. Add in transfer fees and you have a chunk on change added to that OTD price.The problem with making an offer is that anything that goes out on the floor sells in a couple days! This Luger is probably gone. The owner would be nuts to take an offer and he is not nuts. As far as "out the door", it is in a sales tax state. Are people seriouly expecting the seller to discount for tax? I am lucky I can buy it using my C&R.
I do appreciate all the input. This was one I had to sleep on and I will go back for another look. If it is there, Good. I remain undecided. I will look again. If gone, then maybe another time. The fact that some have the origional matching numbers has me thinking that I might want to hold off on this.
I have owned quite few over the years and fired most of them. Parts swap is more possible in general than some want to believe.If I am right the Lugers were another example of hand fitted guns by the Germans and you cannot swop around parts and have reliability with out being fitted.