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  1. Pictures would help. Generally, collectors...

    Pictures would help.

    Generally, collectors value a pistol most highly when it's as close as possible to the original state it left the factory in.

    Replacing parts devalues it, but Krieghoff...
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    You can stabilize the rust oxidation yourself if...

    You can stabilize the rust oxidation yourself if you can disassemble the Luger properly, and then have the ability to reassemble it.

    I use 0000 steel or bronze wool (well oiled, on a well oiled...
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    These fires are an entirely avoidable tragedy....

    These fires are an entirely avoidable tragedy. They are the unintended consequences of decades of forest management that prohibited controlled burns in the name of eliminating air pollution.
    ...
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    Much as we look back and memorialize those lost,...

    Much as we look back and memorialize those lost, and vilify those that committed these crimes... we also should be looking forward...

    https://skilledshot.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/nineteen-years/
  5. The "WR" entwined mark is for "Werkes Revision",...

    The "WR" entwined mark is for "Werkes Revision", an internal inspection unit within Mauser. The part was made by Mauser and inspected by Mauser. IIRC the only thing that would confirm French assembly...
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    By 1937, Mauser had started putting the number on...

    By 1937, Mauser had started putting the number on the flat:

    634429

    In this year, the number inside matched the first digit(s). In later years it was the first digit(s) plus 1.
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    This plate is from my "G" date (1935). The...

    This plate is from my "G" date (1935). The number inside is in the same position that DWM put theirs. It might be in this position on your very early 1936 Luger. Later Mauser moved the position of...
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    You have a very early 1936 pistol (probably made...

    You have a very early 1936 pistol (probably made in January or February of that year).

    Please look inside the side plate and check to see of the digit "1" or "2" is present inside, stamped toward...
  9. Thread: CMP M1 Garands

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    CMP often brings a trailer load along to regional...

    CMP often brings a trailer load along to regional competitions.

    There is an advantage to surveying what's on offer and picking one out from the rack or table. I've gotten some really special ones...
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    Imagine the treasures still awaiting release! ...

    Imagine the treasures still awaiting release!

    These were saved by someone that must have been profoundly impacted by the War - and with Netherlands at the crossroads of battle....
  11. These are very high resolution animations, with...

    These are very high resolution animations, with photo-realistic surfaces. The model that they are based on is outstanding.

    I've saved them for use in classes I teach. But... a word to the wise....
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    Vickers was part of the DWM / Loewe group and was...

    Vickers was part of the DWM / Loewe group and was the pre WW-I agent in England.

    Sturgess discusses this. See page 176 and search the index on "Vickers" for more details.
  13. Thread moved to correct forum. Originally posted...

    Thread moved to correct forum. Originally posted in LP08 forum, this is not an Artillery Luger.
  14. Ruger remains somewhat unique among...

    Ruger remains somewhat unique among manufacturers.

    They have very conservative management. For example, the company has no debt. None. Never did. All investment is out of retained earnings.
    ...
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    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new...

    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new Luger.
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    It was normal for the Swiss to offer their...

    It was normal for the Swiss to offer their officers their side arms when they retired. This was the "privatization" process that added the big "P" stamp.

    In that process, the officer could take...
  17. Here's a FAQ published by the CRPA: ...

    Here's a FAQ published by the CRPA:

    https://crpa.org/news/blogs/update-faq-and-legal-analysis-on-duncan-ruling/
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    The Bobba book on Swiss Lugers is very good. It's...

    The Bobba book on Swiss Lugers is very good. It's in both Italian and English. The online listings are getting crazy money for this volume.

    There is very good coverage in Sturgess and Gortz's ...
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    Well, better late than never! Happy Birthday Tim!

    Well, better late than never! Happy Birthday Tim!
  20. This term isn't in there, but we have several...

    This term isn't in there, but we have several others listed toward the end of the forum's FAQ document.
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    You'll find a number of items posted with...

    You'll find a number of items posted with information about posting photos in your threads here:
    https://luger.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?20-Tech-Help-NOT-FOR-FIREARMS

    Typically, you should...
  22. Sticky: Gerben and Mauro wrote about the Italian contract...

    Gerben and Mauro wrote about the Italian contract in their book based on the Paul Mauser personal archival material.

    The Italian specifications were somewhat unique, and thus parts for these...
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    Congratulations on your DWM Luger. There were...

    Congratulations on your DWM Luger.

    There were a few of these made starting in 1920 and 1921 that got those date stamps on the receiver, as well as the "bird / dove" style proof marks you find on...
  24. The barrel flange looks almost like there is a...

    The barrel flange looks almost like there is a gap between it and the receiver.

    If this is the case, I'd stay away from it completely.
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    Superb - both Vlim and Greg! Thanks for sharing...

    Superb - both Vlim and Greg! Thanks for sharing these.
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    A bakelite base "fxo" Haneal Schmeisser magazine...

    A bakelite base "fxo" Haneal Schmeisser magazine would be correct for a 1941 Mauser Luger. The base would not be numbered. "104" was stamped at some time after it left the factory.

    Be sure to...
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    Hello, and welcome to the forum. It's most...

    Hello, and welcome to the forum. It's most certainly a re-blued pistol, and so was a good buy as a shooter. It may have been dip refinished (this is hard to judge without the pistol in hand) and the...
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    My 528xx is from 1935. You can check the date...

    My 528xx is from 1935. You can check the date inside the frame just forward of the slide lock for the exact month and year.

    In my experience, the major dealers rarely change, clean, or alter...
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    The red canvesite grips are literally made of...

    The red canvesite grips are literally made of "unobtainium" these days.

    They are extremely brittle. Many of them broke in service, and there are practically no originals available as...
  30. Did you look at our FAQ document? Just search...

    Did you look at our FAQ document? Just search "FAQ PDF" and look toward the last of the hits.

    Start reading around page 16. The index and table of contents is all searchable.
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    There is a hold open inside the frame of the...

    There is a hold open inside the frame of the Luger. It holds the receiver to the rear after the last round in the magazine is fired, and is activated by lifting by the loading button on the side of...
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    Hence my comment about "Tinder"... Even...

    Hence my comment about "Tinder"...

    Even finding a good magazine match is rare around here... :cool:
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    Shupo Dusseldorf marked. The suffix is, I...

    Shupo Dusseldorf marked.

    The suffix is, I believe, an "r", not a "t".

    The asterisk over K could be an armorer rework mark at the time it was converted for police usage. This is the sear....
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    On page 98, Sturgess discusses a block of 500...

    On page 98, Sturgess discusses a block of 500 serial numbers used for carbines: 214xx-219xx in 1902-3, which he says finished "old model" production on page 224.

    Later, Sturgess mentions that...
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    Study first, buy books, study more, then buy...

    Study first, buy books, study more, then buy Lugers.

    Start with our free reference FAQ. Search "FAQ PDF" on this forum, and you'll find it toward the end of the hits.

    Welcome to the forum.
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