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Returning a WW2 gun to the family?

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Hello all!

I have a Luger that a family friend took from the German officer he shot.    The gun haunted him and it ended up in our family and now I have it.   I've often wondered - is there any way to try and locate the descendants or family of the soldier who it was issued to and return it to them?  Obviously shipping a handgun to Germany will be a challenge, but if I can find the family perhaps there is a way.

Has anyone run into a good database to locate weapons assignments to WW2 German soldiers?

Any other ideas on what to do with it?   I don't mind keeping it but if there is a higher use or a museum that could use it I'd be happy to donate it.  

Thanks,

Andy

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You're making a lot of catfish smile from gill to gill.

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I wouldn’t mind displaying it with my other WW2 items >BIG smile<

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And how would you feel jumping through all the hoops to watch it be destroyed? Spoils of war belong to the victor!

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Thanks guys.  Guess I'm a bit naive on some of this stuff.  Good idea but impossible to implement?

Andy

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