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    The fact that the pistols were manufactured in...

    The fact that the pistols were manufactured in Germany by DWM, and that Hans Tauscher was the agent in the U.S. for DWM is not contested. What is contested is that the pistols were off the shelf...
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    The theme that continues to be played over and...

    The theme that continues to be played over and over is that the pistol came from Tauscher's stock, and that is incorrect. For anyone that has Meadow's U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894-1920, go to...
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    This discussion isn't an election, and look what...

    This discussion isn't an election, and look what we got in the last election with a majority of votes.

    When did this come down to who you like and who you don't like? It doesn't matter with me...
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    Looks like rust was chemically removed, and the...

    Looks like rust was chemically removed, and the rust followed the machine marks in the steel.

    This is a section of a pen knife blade that I carry every day. It was Case Cutlery's first attempt at...
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    The only Firearms sold to the public that were...

    The only Firearms sold to the public that were stamped with the flaming bomb after manufacture were the Springfield and Rock Island 1903's sold prior to WWI. WWI stopped the sale of these firearms,...
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    I am a bit puzzled as to why you think I am...

    I am a bit puzzled as to why you think I am offended, and by what. I am merely trying to present facts rather than congratulations.

    I do want to offer my congratulations to Ron Wood as having been...
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    You just don't present a pistol with no...

    You just don't present a pistol with no documentation with the challenge to prove it isn't what you say it is. It must be proven correct, not incorrect, and the documentation must be better than just...
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    Was there a question?

    Was there a question?
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    I don't know that there is any proof to...

    I don't know that there is any proof to substantiate it, but story goes that during WWII Argentina was in need of pistols, but could not receive them from Colt due to their war effort. This is where...
  10. Clark, Some 12 years or so back the shipping...

    Clark,

    Some 12 years or so back the shipping records for the Ithaca 1911A1 pistols were found in a government warehouse. There was little hope that any of the 1911A1 shipping records other than...
  11. Pete, That is Meadow's book in the photo, and...

    Pete,

    That is Meadow's book in the photo, and the photo on the left side is the "interesting early Borchardt pistol which has no proofmarks", and the photo on the right is the standard production...
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    Serial number on receiver doesn't look original.

    Serial number on receiver doesn't look original.
  13. The Meadows book shows an early Borchardt pistol...

    The Meadows book shows an early Borchardt pistol with the detachable stock and holster, but is noted as being from the West Point Museum. There are two more Borchardts shown credited to Richard...
  14. If Springfield Armory sold mass quantities of...

    If Springfield Armory sold mass quantities of weapons with the flaming bomb variation found on your Luger, there should be mass quantities of weapons with the same marking. If you could get the...
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    My son had found an extremely rare Civil War...

    My son had found an extremely rare Civil War bullet, and a person we knew was in the process of writing a book on Civil War bullets wanted to get pictures for his book as only 5 or 6 examples of the...
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    The Revisions-Commission was responsible for...

    The Revisions-Commission was responsible for seeing that the inspections were properly set up and applied, and that the weapons met government standards. It could also override the rejection of a...
  17. This is a 1903 Springfield "Special Target" sold...

    This is a 1903 Springfield "Special Target" sold through the NRA/DCM program in 1916 to a NRA member. The NRA and flaming bomb were applied to identify the rifle as having been sold to an NRA member...
  18. I would welcome photos of the style of ordnance...

    I would welcome photos of the style of ordnance bomb found on the subject Luger on any U.S. military weapon of the period. There were two different sizes on the Springfield Armory Model 1911 pistol,...
  19. Pete, Don't know if I was the John you...

    Pete,

    Don't know if I was the John you addressed, but I didn't mention the "flaming bomb."

    At this period in time the "Flaming Bomb" was used in several configurations by U.S. Military...
  20. The reports of the pistols apparently exist as...

    The reports of the pistols apparently exist as there is a breakdown of the 500 round endurance tests in 50 round increments, and this was done twice. The real telling part of the test was rust test:...
  21. It is my understanding that the BATF specifies...

    It is my understanding that the BATF specifies the depth, but not the height of the marking. This gives some leeway in the size of the marking.

    It was felt that the U.S. would be the best place...
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    I think I have read about that actually...

    I think I have read about that actually happening. The B-17 dropped all it's bombs on the Nazis, and then made strafing runs until all the ammo was gone, but by that time the Germans were in full...
  23. Thanks. Had just received an e-mail that the...

    Thanks. Had just received an e-mail that the firearm/C&R part of the collection would be marked, and this was being handled by Simpson. Really a shame that such unique and historical pieces have to...
  24. Will the firearms have to be importer marked?

    Will the firearms have to be importer marked?
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    In raising dents in wood, the process also...

    In raising dents in wood, the process also removes the finish. It works great on wood that will have a complete restoration, but not to be used on original finish wood. Maybe Jerry would know if the...
  26. This is one of my favorite pieces. At one time...

    This is one of my favorite pieces. At one time there was a small flea market near our town, and I had heard that a "German Lady" was going to be at the next one with a collection of cut glass for...
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    If you are talking about using cold blue to touch...

    If you are talking about using cold blue to touch it up, that will definitely hurt the value. The odor from the copper sulfate will linger, and if you rub the cold blued area with your finger enough...
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    Grip strap wear usually puts a Luger in the...

    Grip strap wear usually puts a Luger in the 80/90% original finish category. A refinish puts it in the 0% original finish category.
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    When it comes to never doing anything or...

    When it comes to never doing anything or contributing to society, that sounds like about 50% of the people in the U.S.
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    The rust bluing process involved rusting the...

    The rust bluing process involved rusting the metal with a solution containing nitric acid and hanging the part in a high humidity cabinet to speed up the rusting process. The rusting process...
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    I had heard that it took almost two years of...

    I had heard that it took almost two years of bureaucratic foot dragging to get the collection out of England.
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    I think the problem was getting them out of...

    I think the problem was getting them out of England rather than getting them into Switzerland.
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    For my part, of all the places I have visited I...

    For my part, of all the places I have visited I haven't found a place I would want to permanently relocate to. Once the excitement of being somewhere new wears off, I see that I have it much better...
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    As irrational as the law may seem, I can't think...

    As irrational as the law may seem, I can't think of another place I had rather be a gun collector. The case of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess stands out as to how bad it could be.
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    The + on the magazine indicates it was the spare...

    The + on the magazine indicates it was the spare magazine. The other matching magazine lacked the +.
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