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    By serial number, about 1,400 short frame Old...

    By serial number, about 1,400 short frame Old Model pistols were produced. It is impossible to extrapolate a breakdown of the variations from sample reports. I know this is unsatisfactory. By far the...
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    Don't bend the spring. If you break it, you will...

    Don't bend the spring. If you break it, you will discover that replacements are near unobtanium. First try different magazines.

    --Dwight
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    A diagonal slash is characteristic of Reichswehr...

    A diagonal slash is characteristic of Reichswehr unit marks. Wacker & Görts lists one unit mark beginning with 11 (eleven, eleventh batterie) and quite a few beginning with II (second battalion). All...
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    Thanks for the additional pictures. Pictures 1...

    Thanks for the additional pictures. Pictures 1 and 4 are textbook examples of a toggle axle retaining pin which has been blued in place without removal or modification.

    --Dwight
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    See picture three. There is a very small pin-end...

    See picture three. There is a very small pin-end visible by the left-side toggle knob. This pin is installed after the pistol is originally blued, and so should be "in the white"--actually after a...
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    "1920 commercial" is falling out of use as a...

    "1920 commercial" is falling out of use as a collector designation. A more useful designation is "Alphabet commercial." These are difficult to date. External circumstances date the i suffix range...
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    Difficult problem. Teenytiny barrel markings,...

    Difficult problem. Teenytiny barrel markings, tough white paint. Soaking in acetone for a day, flushing with WD40, scrubbing with hard bristle toothbrush did the trick. Thanks everybody for the help....
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    remove whitening

    What methods do folks around here use to remove whitening from stampings?

    --Dwight
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    06 Navy Unaltered FS

    06 Navy sn 4978 for sale. This is an early example with lobed crown proof marks. It escaped being dockyrd altered, and so its thumb safety is still in the “up safe” position. Pistol is all matching...
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    The unit mark is from the Reichswehr (Weimar...

    The unit mark is from the Reichswehr (Weimar post-WW1 army): Second division, 17th Bavarian Reiter-Regiment (cavalry), weapon 30.

    The original frame serial number assuredly would have been 7222l....
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  14. Brazilian contract circle-B pistol FS

    Brazilian contract circle-B pistol sn 1899 for sale. Refinished. $1,050 shipped. Bargain basement, this was my cost so no price reductions.

    Please email me directly [email protected]

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    Swiss shoulder strap WTB

    I'm looking for a pre-war era shoulder strap for a Swiss holster. Preferably commercial, or at least unmarked.


    --Dwight
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    I’m going to presume you mean standard production...

    I’m going to presume you mean standard production Old Model carbines here: long frames, carbine length barrels with carbine sights, rifle-profile stocks and wood forends. This leaves out things like...
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    The auction was this morning. The hammer price...

    The auction was this morning. The hammer price was $300,000, I wouldn't assume just yet that the bid was successful. The catalog value estimate was $400,000 - $750,000. In any case, remember that the...
  21. TE sn 6413 hammer $12,000 this was a collector...

    TE sn 6413 hammer $12,000 this was a collector display cased rig including a test holster, signed copy of Rees's Test Trials book with hand-written notation confirming the pistol/holster pair;...
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    "'20 Artillery" commercial FS

    For Sale alphabet “’20 Artillery” Commercial sn 3331p rebarrelled with 9mm LP08 barrel/sight. This offering was converted to LP08 configuration after 1927, as evidenced by its 9mm caliber. c/N proofs...
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    Imperial P08 matching rig FS

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    Absolutely fake. The marking looks nothing like a...

    Absolutely fake. The marking looks nothing like a normal receiver rayed Swiss cross, and the shallow chamfers on the sides of the toggle reveal that the surface is shaved, most likely to remove a DWM...
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    Mfg. lat 1921, possibly early 1922 --Dwight

    Mfg. lat 1921, possibly early 1922

    --Dwight
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    You have engaged a fairly advanced topic. In...

    You have engaged a fairly advanced topic. In order to determine authenticity it is necessary to rectify all the relevant characteristics, in the context of Luger collecting. Take, for instance,...
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    Cf. Wirnsberger. The 1891 proof eagle was for...

    Cf. Wirnsberger. The 1891 proof eagle was for black powder, and after final proof was accompanied by c/U. These eagle proofs never occur on Lugers. There were a number of different eagles used for...
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    Those are recognized PTV proof eagles. E. German...

    Those are recognized PTV proof eagles. E. German Suhl proof eagles are different, and on the left.

    --Dwight
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    There is no marking evidence on this pistol which...

    There is no marking evidence on this pistol which would suggest "re-purposing in the Cold War era." It is not "correct" over-all for any recognized usage era other than Weimar police. Everything...
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    The receiver is 1918-dated armory spare made by...

    The receiver is 1918-dated armory spare made by Erfurt, as determined by the crown/RC and the two empty crowns on the right recveiver.

    The receiver/toggle assembly itself is a Weimar police...
  31. I would say that this pistol is not refinished. I...

    I would say that this pistol is not refinished. I would also say that 80-85% finish is...generous.

    --Dwight
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    Douglas, Got it, no worries, thanks. I'll get...

    Douglas,

    Got it, no worries, thanks. I'll get back to you soon.

    --Dwight
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    J. Canedo

    Can anyone report when J. Canedo in Argentina ceased business operations? Thanks in advance.

    --Dwight
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    Ron, I originally thought so, too. Although...

    Ron,

    I originally thought so, too. Although the video frame rate is nominally 24 fps, the audio is recorded at 44k samples per second and so is effectively continuous. Two audio impulses per...
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    I downloaded the video so I could slow down...

    I downloaded the video so I could slow down playback. The toggle is moving faster than the frame rate, but the audio is continuous. With careful listening you can detect that he was firing two shot...
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