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    I guess 9/11 will always be my generation's 'date...

    I guess 9/11 will always be my generation's 'date that will live in infamy' just as Pearl Harbor was my parent's.

    I was in a early morning staff meeting in an office building directly under the...
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    Congratulations on owning a rare revolver with a...

    Congratulations on owning a rare revolver with a fascinating history. If you get interested in finding a holster, make sure it is for the 1851 Colt and not the later M1869 Navy Revolver. The two...
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    The blocks run from 1x thru 10000x, each block...

    The blocks run from 1x thru 10000x, each block consisting of 10,000 pistols. I have seen photos of two 10000 marked P.08s. Since there is only one five digit number per block, I would certainly...
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    Norm, Thank you very much for all the effort...

    Norm,

    Thank you very much for all the effort you put into maintaining this invaluable resource for the Navy community.
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    Excellent scholarship and presentation! Thank...

    Excellent scholarship and presentation! Thank you!
  6. Thread: navy luger

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    It's a 1938 P.08 manufactured by Mauser with a...

    It's a 1938 P.08 manufactured by Mauser with a 100mm (~4 in.) barrel. At some point in the past the original barrel was replaced with the present long barrel.

    The last actual German Navy Lugers...
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    Happy Birthday, Tim!! I'm right behind you!!

    Happy Birthday, Tim!!

    I'm right behind you!!
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    Happy Birthday, Jol!!!

    Happy Birthday, Jol!!!
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    Well folks, this is the final message for this...

    Well folks, this is the final message for this thread from Berlin.

    Andrea, my personal Valkyrie, took me to Valhalla this past weekend. I'll post all about it later on. But tomorrow I fly back...
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    Alles gut zum Geburtstag, mein Freund.

    Alles gut zum Geburtstag, mein Freund.
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    Right, which is why I agree that the first...

    Right, which is why I agree that the first picture is Franco-Prussian war.

    But the uniforms and headgear of the other picture look like the Prussian uniforms of the Napoleonic War era. Since...
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    The officer leading the charge looks like...

    The officer leading the charge looks like Franco-Prussian, but the other looks more like the Prussian uniforms in the Napoleonic War.
    Which picture is the back of #3?
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    They answered that question in the article:

    They answered that question in the article:
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    Kein Problem. Das ist genauso warum lerne ich...

    Kein Problem. Das ist genauso warum lerne ich Deutsch. Um Bcher oder andere Texte ber die Kaiserliche Marine zu bersetzen. :)
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    Alles gut zum Geburstag old friend. I missed you...

    Alles gut zum Geburstag old friend. I missed you this year. I hope there's an SOS next year for us all to get together again.
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    Klaus said: Holsters of this type were only...

    Klaus said:

    Holsters of this type were only made from the END of 1917 (!) for the replacement troops of the marine infantry in Flanders and Courland [western Latvia] What connection would there be...
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    You can still buy that type of ammo today.

    You can still buy that type of ammo today.
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    It's a tin for fifty 9 m/m rimfire BB cartridges...

    It's a tin for fifty 9 m/m rimfire BB cartridges for a Flobert pistol.

    Very cool! Too bad it's empty.
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    They'd just smear some slogan on them, or topple...

    They'd just smear some slogan on them, or topple Patton's because he was mean and slapped a soldier.
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    I'm like the Countess on Downton Abbey: "What's...

    I'm like the Countess on Downton Abbey: "What's a weekend?"
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    Back on VE day I had mentioned in another post...

    Back on VE day I had mentioned in another post that Andrea's hometown celebrated it. She went home for the annual celebration and surprised me by sending back photos of a memorial to Gen. Patton. ...
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    PM user Heinrich...

    PM user Heinrich

    He literally wrote the book on Reichsrevolvers. If you give him the specific maker, s/n, etc he may be able to help you. There's no one else on the planet who knows as much...
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    Read it again (16) The term ‘‘antique...

    Read it again

    (16) The term ‘‘antique firearm’’ means—
    (A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or...
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    The governing law in this case is 18 U.S.C....

    The governing law in this case is 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 921


    (16) The term ‘‘antique firearm’’ means—
    (A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or...
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    Thanks guys! I really enjoyed making the video. ...

    Thanks guys! I really enjoyed making the video.

    The music is Vltava from M vlast (my homeland) a cycle of six symphonic poems by Bedřich Smetana. His statue in Plzeň is at 1:43 in the video....
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    Nvtěva Plzně a Prahy (Visit to Pilsen and Prague)

    This update is a bit different.

    Last year my housemate and I planned to go to the Czech Republic during one of the free weeks between courses. Unfortunately, she was called in for her first day...
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    There was only one bid at $300,000 My guess is...

    There was only one bid at $300,000

    My guess is it didn't sell since that is below the low estimate of $400,000 and it doesn't show up as a "price realized".
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    My Father's day was the last full day of a...

    My Father's day was the last full day of a vacation in Czechia. The Czech Republic finally opened the border on 15 June to residents of certain EU countries that were deemed sufficiently safe from...
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    Submarines, torpedo boats, mine sweepers and...

    Submarines, torpedo boats, mine sweepers and other small vessels did not carry rifles. The Navy Luger and its stock was specifically intended to replace the rifle on those vessels.
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    On my phone, the title of this thread just shows...

    On my phone, the title of this thread just shows as "I need help dating . ."

    Every time I see it I think "I know a really cute English teacher from Turkey, maybe I could fix him up . . ."

    :)
  31. Thread: new barrel

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    . . . or another Luger if this one was a test...

    . . . or another Luger if this one was a test dummy at a gunsmithing school
  32. Sticky: $$ Sent via PayPal Ship to address should be...

    $$ Sent via PayPal
    Ship to address should be Virginia, not Berlin :)
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    The advice from others to study first and buy...

    The advice from others to study first and buy later is very sound, as is the advice to purchase from a reliable dealer.
    In addition to Simpson I would also recommend Legacy. The owner is a forum...
  34. I love this forum. No matter what artifact we...

    I love this forum. No matter what artifact we turn up, others can always add to the knowledge base with items and information from their collection.
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    Sticky: Wife says I get a bucket and a hose, or i can go...

    Wife says I get a bucket and a hose, or i can go live at your house.
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