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    Thanks Dwight for your analysis, I agree your...

    Thanks Dwight for your analysis, I agree your sequence makes sense. With the 1918 chamber date, I was pretty sure this one started out as a DWM military, but I was lost beyond that.
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    Thanks Don, I had also heard that relative to...

    Thanks Don,
    I had also heard that relative to police issued lugers. As this one does not show evidence of police use, I was unsure as to its origin.
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    Again, thank you for the information, and feel...

    Again, thank you for the information, and feel free to add mine to your list. Is there any published information of this variation that you are aware of?
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    Thank you for your reply. I removed the white...

    Thank you for your reply. I removed the white filler from the from the proof, and examined it under magnification. It is indeed a Eagle/9 with an L in the eagle's chest. But this raises more...
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    1918 DWM questions

    I am trying to figure out what category this luger fits into as it seems to have an odd mix of markings that I cannot identify in Jan's books.
    DWM on toggle
    1918 chamber date
    SN: 99194g military...
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    61934161934361934561934761934961935161935361935561...

    619341619343619345619347619349619351619353619355619357619359619361619363619365619367619369619371Pictures , second set.
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    1912 Erfurt, matching rig

    Found this one locally, and probably overpaid, but I was sucked in by the two matching mags. I believe the pistol is correct, but would value other opinions. The tool has an inspection mark but no...
  8. Thread: Deaths head

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    German law required all arms to pass proof, and...

    German law required all arms to pass proof, and be appropriately marked. Arms made under military contract got military proofs. Everything else civilian proofs. The SS was not part of the Wehrmacht,...
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    Unfortunately, the Virginia Constitution does not...

    Unfortunately, the Virginia Constitution does not have a provision for recall of the Governor, I checked.
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    Jerry, is that sewn on lanyard ring correct?

    Jerry, is that sewn on lanyard ring correct?
  11. WTB, Mauser Standard Modell or Banner Model rifle

    Looking to buy Standard Modell and Banner Modell Mauser rifles.
    Also any good condition K98k rifles.

    thanks, Frank
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    I would like to thank everyone who took the time...

    I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply to my thread.
    I learned a lot

    Frank
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    Interesting, I was not aware of this.

    Interesting, I was not aware of this.
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    Last set604087604089604091

    Last set604087604089604091
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    More Pictures - - - Updated - - -

    More Pictures

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    42 code, 1938 dated luger for evaluation.

    I have been away from the hobby for a few years, picked this one up yesterday and would like opinions on its originality and value. I already had a 42 code 1938, but this one had one matching mag and...
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    I know of one more, I think it is a very early...

    I know of one more, I think it is a very early example. All the normally numbered parts are marked with a matching letter instead of the last two digits of the SN. The guy who has it picked it up at...
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    Polish Collection

    I am getting ready for an exhibit at a show, so I thought I would take some pics while I was gathering things.
    The Radom is a 1938 Eagle.
    The revolver is a Polish copy of the Russian Nagant, 1932,...
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    Tim, I will send you a PM re: the K98k...

    Tim,

    I will send you a PM re: the K98k follower.

    Frank
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    Jerry, If the snail drum should become...

    Jerry,

    If the snail drum should become available, I will take it.
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    Jerry, I will take #4, CDY Luger holster and...

    Jerry,

    I will take #4, CDY Luger holster and # Cleaning rod, the top one of the three as shown in your pic.

    thanks, Frank
  22. Thread: The Lowly Ruby

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    I have to wonder, what need would a kamikaze...

    I have to wonder, what need would a kamikaze pilot have for a pistol? or a life vest for that matter, I wonder if the picture is miss-identified?
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    Thanks Ron.

    Thanks Ron.
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    Help with magazine ID

    This was the "extra" magazine that came with a luger pistol I recently purchased. The body of the magazine is slightly too large to even fit in the magazine well of a genuine luger. I am thinking...
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    As you can see in the pictures in my post #21, I...

    As you can see in the pictures in my post #21, I have already separated the bolt from the rest of the toggle assembly. I have not immersed it in solvent, but I did give it a good oil application. I...
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    Jerry, love your saying, sure has the ring of...

    Jerry, love your saying, sure has the ring of truth. I am turning counter clockwise, but with this being a "non-standard" piece to but it nicely, I have tried clockwise as well. Same result either...
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    Jerry, even with a strong light and a loupe, the...

    Jerry, even with a strong light and a loupe, the grey patch is just blue rubbed off, no crack. There is no question that Erfurt fit and finish is not up to DWM or Mauser standards.

    In comparing...
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    I am going to take some pictures showing this...

    I am going to take some pictures showing this bolt side by side with a spare Mauser made piece I have. I don't see anything missing
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    Overall pistol photos, This is my first purchase...

    Overall pistol photos, This is my first purchase in five years or so. Any thoughts on value? The pistol needs a good cleaning, but appears to be all matching and does function, even with the firing...
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    Pictures as requested

    Pictures as requested
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    This retainer does not have a visible flange,...

    This retainer does not have a visible flange, unless it has been forced a full 180 degrees and cannot be seen through the slot.
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    I am of the same mind Jerry. It does function...

    I am of the same mind Jerry. It does function fine, and shows no inclination of wanting to come out. The firing pin itself is numbered to the pistol, as are the grips and everything else that I can...
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    Need help with firing pin spring retainer.

    I just purchased an Erfurt luger, and in disassembling, I cannot remove the firing pin. The spring retaining guide is in its horizontal (screw slot) position, but will not come out of the assembly....
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    George when the military sold commercial pistols...

    George when the military sold commercial pistols from their inventory to officers, what is the mark you mention, that was applied to indicate private purchase?

    Frank
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    Ed, you answered my question, I was curious if...

    Ed, you answered my question, I was curious if officers were allowed to purchase pistols that were gov't property, I was under the (mistaken) impression that they had to procure their sidearms from...
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