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  1. Dear Forum members, At the beginning of this...

    Dear Forum members,

    At the beginning of this thread I promised you to announce the publication of the auction catalogue when this would be available on the internet.
    Please have a look at the...
  2. Wayne, During the research for our book we...

    Wayne,

    During the research for our book we examined 93 K marked pistols. 3103 K was amongst them, K 3103 was not. But we found out that there must have been two serial ranges - one with the K...
  3. Dick, Pete, Don, Thank you all for your kind...

    Dick, Pete, Don,
    Thank you all for your kind words! Like I said before - it feels like coming home...
    I still have here all the documents that I gathered during my research for the book. During the...
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    Pete, Mauser started the production of the "K"...

    Pete,

    Mauser started the production of the "K" (1934) P.08 pistols for the German Army under the existing rules for inspection of all parts. That was copied from the directives which were applied...
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    Hi Jim, Good to read you again! It took me a...

    Hi Jim,
    Good to read you again!
    It took me a lot of research to arrive at the estimated 195 American Eagle marked Luger pistols sold by Mauser between 1930 and 1940.
    When the inventory of DWM...
  6. Ed; thanks for posting the pictures! Of course...

    Ed; thanks for posting the pictures! Of course collectors who own our book "The Mauser Parabellum" could also page through the many pictures of my pistols. Also most of the pistols that are marked as...
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    Hi Pete & Ron, Coming in a bit late on this...

    Hi Pete & Ron,

    Coming in a bit late on this thread - but I like to explain that Mauser used between 1930 and 1940 the AE marked receivers, made in Berlin by DWM for the Stoeger contract. This one...
  8. Gents, You make me feel coming home after a...

    Gents,

    You make me feel coming home after a very long absence...
    Thank you all for your kind words.

    I will indeed try to post again on this forum. However, there is a difference now because I...
  9. announcing an auction of my collection

    First of all I want to apologize for the fact that I have not contributed to this forum for such a long time. This was mainly due to a series of health related problems - I have been in hospitals for...
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    Dave, This thread started with the remark that...

    Dave,
    This thread started with the remark that this pistol was a "bring back", which is confirmed by the official paper dated May 1945. So we may conclude that this pistol was in Germany at that...
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    Yes.... Jol and I were both on this pistol...

    Yes....
    Jol and I were both on this pistol when it was offered at an auction. But, like befriended collectors always should do, we made a gentlemen's agreement, based upon the price it would go...
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    I went back to the database; looking for the...

    I went back to the database; looking for the magazines reported, belonging to 'n' suffixed pistols having a sear safety. Indeed, the vast majority has army proofed magazines, without the 1 or 2 which...
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    Jol, I think I can help you. Please tell me...

    Jol,

    I think I can help you. Please tell me if you want a DWM or a Mauser Breechblock, and if it has to be complete (including retractor & spring, firing pin & spring and spring retainer), or...
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    Chris, Very probable your S/42 1939...

    Chris,

    Very probable your S/42 1939 Army/Police Luger pistol SN 9016 will have a 'n' suffix. Based upon reported pistols, between serial numbers 6559n and 10,000n at least 869 and at most 2,352...
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    PJ, I was away for some days and therefore off...

    PJ,
    I was away for some days and therefore off line; so I have only read just now what happened to your wife.
    I offer you both my deepest sympathy. I am hoping and praying that the doctors will be...
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    Hi Chris, You might remember that I had a first...

    Hi Chris,
    You might remember that I had a first shipment earlier this year. I am really delighted about the quality of your work, and the holsters I have put them in are now maintaining a good shape...
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    Dave, Nice find. You know I like unusual...

    Dave,
    Nice find. You know I like unusual pistols. Up to now I have seen four Third Reich era Luger pistols which were assembled from various parts. The most interesting is a pistol, having a Siamese...
  18. Sticky: Bill, Yes, I did not stop collecting info about...

    Bill,
    Yes, I did not stop collecting info about Mauser's "v" block pistols. Thank you for the nicely detailed info on this commercial pistol. It belongs to a variation of which pistols have been...
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    Damon, Serial number 2324v is either a Luger...

    Damon,
    Serial number 2324v is either a Luger pistol, having a 4 3/4" barrel made for the Portuguese GNR by Mauser in 1935 (it has a Banner 8 lines on the toggle, and "Seguranca" for Safe on the...
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    Gents, Back in 1934, when Mauser got the...

    Gents,

    Back in 1934, when Mauser got the contract for the military P.08 pistol, they continued marking all parts with an inspection stamp, just as Erfurt and later Simson had done. Erfurt used a...
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    Wts: J.C. Still books

    Needing place on my bookshelf for all these new books, I am selling books written by Jan. C. Still that I have as doubles in my collection. These are pristine, I keep my working copies here.
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  22. Pete, Mr. Sturgess has been informed by Vlim...

    Pete,

    Mr. Sturgess has been informed by Vlim that this one of the few errors in his book. We are fairly sure that the fully authorized copy, due to arrive soon on the market, will have the name...
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    Gents, This "Hitler's body guard" pistol was...

    Gents,

    This "Hitler's body guard" pistol was brought to Chattanooga by Doug Smith in 2008. That's when some pictures were taken by attendants to the Napca meeting there. It is not a "flash" light...
  24. Sticky: Pete, Thank you! I have seen the pictures on...

    Pete,

    Thank you! I have seen the pictures on Julia's site. These are the last two commercial Luger pistols in the 6001v-7000v range - from 7001v to 8000v there are only 1938/1939 dated pistols...
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    Norm, You have sharp eyes! The barrel has...

    Norm,

    You have sharp eyes! The barrel has also an uncommon rim in the slanted part between the receiver joint and the barrel body.
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    Phil, Black plastic 'striped' grip plates...

    Phil,

    Black plastic 'striped' grip plates came from the Sovjiet Union on deep black dipped captured Luger pistols, mostly having a 'X' as proof of the capture.
    The original grips for this...
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    Phil,You have a Luger pistol, originally issued...

    Phil,You have a Luger pistol, originally issued in 1940 to the German Police, hence the sear safety mounted and the Eagle/L police acceptance stamp on the right receiver. The original proof stamps on...
  28. Ron, It is good to see that Vlim confirmed my...

    Ron,

    It is good to see that Vlim confirmed my opinion on these markings, which I sent you through the forum's mail...;)
    Your Luger came from Portugal to Germany, got there the so called...
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    Michael, You are right... For more than seven...

    Michael,

    You are right... For more than seven years now I pay small amounts by simply sending it in an envelope by standard mail. Believe me, none of these payments got lost and all transactions...
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    Stam, After each shot the toggle must go back...

    Stam,

    After each shot the toggle must go back into the uppermost position in order to get the empty shell fully ejected and a new round chambered. In your case this is not always so, sometimes...
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    Just for the records... All Erfurt made P.08...

    Just for the records...

    All Erfurt made P.08 pistols as from 1916 have the notch for the artillery rear sight. This is not easy to understand, as Erfurt produced Artillery model pistols only...
  32. Bob, Again from the notes of August Weiss, we...

    Bob,

    Again from the notes of August Weiss, we know that the acceptance stamps of the Army inspectors were kept at the Mauser factory, locked away. When the inspector came in, he unlocked the...
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    Dutch Navy #2046 (1932)

    Gents,

    Simpson offered a well used but also very rare variation of the Luger pistols which were assembled by Mauser from DWM parts for the Dutch Navy. Have a look: ...
  34. Sticky: Stefan, Thank you for your scouting on E-Gun....

    Stefan,

    Thank you for your scouting on E-Gun.
    This pistol is interesting because it is the lowest serial number (8759v) to have a Banner with seven lines. It helps me to establish a more precise...
  35. Bob, August Weiss (head of Mauser's pistol...

    Bob,

    August Weiss (head of Mauser's pistol production 1930 - 1936) left us notes about the procedure for the acceptance by an Inspector of the Police.

    But first we must indicate that during...
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