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    Sticky: Ron, I didn't note a number, just put 1900 Luger...

    Ron, I didn't note a number, just put 1900 Luger in the search box.
    Be well!
    rc
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    Sticky: 6184 just arrived. One receiver and one barrel....

    6184 just arrived. One receiver and one barrel.
    On gun broker.
    rc
  3. Fritz, good info for cartridge collectors! Do you...

    Fritz, good info for cartridge collectors! Do you know if each had an "X" head stamp like the 9x19?
    richard c
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    WaA 296 may be legitimate, but Bender does not...

    WaA 296 may be legitimate, but Bender does not have 296 in his list. Pics
    are necessary.
    All, be well,
    rc
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    this is the wrong place for this topic, but a...

    this is the wrong place for this topic, but a note is appropriate. The Ranger's history always bring out the
    bias on both sides. The title of your book is obvious, if you want to learn about Ranger...
  6. Thread: Wtb .360

    by Richard C
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    Wtb .360

    Wanted: Mars cartridge with a .360 headstamp. Just one, I don't shoot
    Mars pistols much.
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    Eugene Bender (in his big heavy book) mentions...

    Eugene Bender (in his big heavy book) mentions four makers that used WaA18.
    cdc: Kern,Klager & Co.
    jba: A Wunderlich, Nachfolger.
    jsd: Gustav Reinhardt.
    emj: Adalbert Fischer.
    No dates are...
  8. if you haven't noticed, collectors are always...

    if you haven't noticed, collectors are always interested in serial numbers.
    Me too.
    rc
  9. The break in the safety is pretty common, and can...

    The break in the safety is pretty common, and can be done with TIG. Alignment is critical but it looks close as it is.
    The lanyard ring is usually not a big problem to fix. BUT, the ground out...
  10. Pic 4 looks like different lengths of frame and...

    Pic 4 looks like different lengths of frame and receiver, a definite indication of
    mis-match. But really good looking navy. Final opinion will be interesting.
    And welcome to the forum.
    rc
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    Well made, and whether canopy or plexiglass,...

    Well made, and whether canopy or plexiglass, difficult materials to work with.
    rc
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    I always thought "tart' was gender specific.??...

    I always thought "tart' was gender specific.??
    It's been a long day...
    rc
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    Welcome Don, I am sure Norm will be along to help...

    Welcome Don, I am sure Norm will be along to help with the details. But basics, WK is Werft Kiel; SB is Sea Battalion.
    Some pictures would help.
    rc
  14. Captain John Brooks, Texas Ranger, carried an...

    Captain John Brooks, Texas Ranger, carried an 1895 Winchester and a Luger c.1910.
    rc
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    I don't know if anyone is keeping numbers, but, ...

    I don't know if anyone is keeping numbers, but,
    #5476a with a side plate #67.
    rc
  16. there is an amazing amount of expertise among you...

    there is an amazing amount of expertise among you guys, but I still miss Pete.
    rc
  17. This may help a little, these are mostly posts...

    This may help a little, these are mostly posts from members and are military only:
    Imperial P.08 Magazines, 1904-1918
    1) Base: wood, concentric rings. C/M on toe, Large vert. Ser.#, no “+“, no...
  18. Thread: Dwm 480

    by Richard C
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    Ron, thanks, the stuff in print has been around....

    Ron, thanks, the stuff in print has been around. There is, or was, pages of DWM ctgs
    with "flaschenhals zylindrisch" and "zylindrisch" on the 480, A & B. With my old and tired memory,
    the trail is...
  19. Thread: Dwm 480

    by Richard C
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    Dwm 480

    Does anyone have any reliable info on the early 9mm DWM cartridges. Specifically looking for anything
    pertaining to the 480; 480A; 480B.
    thanks much,
    rc
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    Jerry has done some great "fixing" for me also....

    Jerry has done some great "fixing" for me also.
    +3
    rc
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    My apologies.. there is another one listed as...

    My apologies.. there is another one listed as "4th variation" on gb.
    and I can't blame it on football.
    rc
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    The serial number is in one of the pics. 861035...

    The serial number is in one of the pics. 861035
    hope this helps. rc
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    Don't the bears eat the chocolate?

    Don't the bears eat the chocolate?
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    If description is accurate, this may be the best...

    If description is accurate, this may be the best CC out there.
    rc
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    This may have been in the "lumber" at DWM but...

    This may have been in the "lumber" at DWM but would have been rejected for the grain alignment.
    rc
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    Sticky: Norm, I don't pay much attention to the...

    Norm,
    I don't pay much attention to the frivolous descriptions, like "the one Billy the Kid carried". I saw about a dozen of these
    in El Paso.
    Best, rc
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    Sticky: Norm, the #254b is W.K./9526 marked. Another...

    Norm,
    the #254b is W.K./9526 marked. Another '06 is #8195a, mag 8675 (on your list) &
    W.W./6758, with Brit. proofs on the barrel.
    Bless the Brits, they have now outlawed antique firearms "for...
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    Sticky: second issue '06 #254b just came up on GB, w/navy...

    second issue '06 #254b just came up on GB, w/navy mag #7874. pics are fair. rc
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    Sir, Looks like a Swedish carbine, probably...

    Sir, Looks like a Swedish carbine, probably 6.5x55 cal. Heck of a nice Mauser.
    best, rc
  30. Jerry, two to consider, but remember they vary a...

    Jerry,
    two to consider, but remember they vary a bunch... WW1, WW2, contracts, etc.
    (1) on a wood grip 1944: strap is 5.4" long (flat). grip width .76", depth 1.07".
    (2) bakelite grip, late '44:...
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    Hi Pete, There is no connection to Danzig, the...

    Hi Pete,
    There is no connection to Danzig, the crown/D is likely a GPK inspector. The 1902 designation is incorrect, these were in a 1904-5 time frame.
    Lots of unknowns in this series, could even...
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    This thread can be partially edited thanks to...

    This thread can be partially edited thanks to Görtz/Sturgess. The 1902 GPK test included 55 Lugers. 40 were old model; 7.65mm-120 barrels; without grip safety; Gesichert at top position; GPK crown/D...
  33. Thread: 41/42 p.o8

    by Richard C
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    Your 41-42 looks absolutely correct. The grips on...

    Your 41-42 looks absolutely correct. The grips on #5844n both have the small
    (.070H) 655.
    Regards,
    rc
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    Why does it have a hump? early transitional? rc

    Why does it have a hump? early transitional?
    rc
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    And just when do you suppose it became...

    And just when do you suppose it became unavailable, ed?
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