Authenticating a Very Rare GL Script Luger

Luger collecting is one of the most detail-oriented and tricky niches in the whole firearms community – the amount of knowledge that has been documented is staggering, and the level of obsession with Lugers has led to lots of people chasing a small number of rare examples. And what do you get when lots of people are willing to pay a lot for a small number of items only slightly different form common versions of the same thing? Fakes, of course!
Today we are going to use an advertised fake to look at how one might go about assessing a potentially very rare Luger – one of the 10,000B serial range with a GL script toggle.