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    New 1902 American Eagle Fat Barrel

    I got very lucky recently and found this luger in a small community less than 20 miles from my home. A year ago someone showed me a picture of this gun at the Charlotte, N.C. gun show. It belonged to...
  2. As to my pictured tool above with the "M" stamped...

    As to my pictured tool above with the "M" stamped on the side: There is an identical tool with the same "M" on it pictured in the soft cover French luger book, "Le Luger un Pistolet de Legende - Tome...
  3. Here's my sight tools. I have a question about...

    Here's my sight tools. I have a question about the smaller tool. You can see in the second picture that there is an "M" on the tool. I was hoping it might be an Imperial navy tool but this is...
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    Best wishes on your birthday, Joel, and thank you...

    Best wishes on your birthday, Joel, and thank you for your contributions to the forum!
    Tim H.
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    Jeff, I think you got them all. I disassembled...

    Jeff,
    I think you got them all. I disassembled one of my Austrian manuf. M7's last week and, like your Hungarian M7, had numbers on the base of internal magazine and also the barrel slide.
    Tim H.
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    +1 Norm. The fonts are also too large and too...

    +1 Norm. The fonts are also too large and too deeply struck.
    Tim H.
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    Happy Birthday, Norm. Thanks for the great Navy...

    Happy Birthday, Norm. Thanks for the great Navy List!
    Tim
  8. Top Ten Infantry Rifles of All Time - NRA

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2020/6/25/top-10-infantry-rifles-of-all-time/

    Interesting article.
    Tim H.
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    Geezer

    Geezer
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    Looks like a dove proof.

    Looks like a dove proof.
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    The number looks like #7913. Already on the list....

    The number looks like #7913. Already on the list.
    Tim H.
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    My first impression is that the finish is good...

    My first impression is that the finish is good however the lighting on the photos has a little too much reflection to judge accurately. Several of us will be set up at the Greensboro, N.C. show at...
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    The only way to recognize an original finish is:...

    The only way to recognize an original finish is: 1) compare it to an identical luger with a finish that is known to be original; 2) examine and handle as many of that type gun so that you can...
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    Stiff tooth brush and WD-40 if the whitening is...

    Stiff tooth brush and WD-40 if the whitening is from a lacquer stick. If someone used paint then pick as much out as you can before using brush and WD-40.
    Tim H.
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    We all share the great PRIVILEGE of being...

    We all share the great PRIVILEGE of being Americans regardless of our skin color. Sadly, there are fools among us who don't appreciate this. I hope this 4th of July will be an awakening for all. God...
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    The lines of the 1917 S&W certainly have more...

    The lines of the 1917 S&W certainly have more appeal than the Colt...but the 1917 Colt reminds me of a small cannon. When I was a kid in the 1960's you could buy either of these guns for $30.00. They...
  17. I agree. A starting bid is definitely a...

    I agree. A starting bid is definitely a "reserve".
    Tim H.
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    Looking at Norm's great list, there are numerous...

    Looking at Norm's great list, there are numerous other navies very close to this serial number with the "W.W." marking. Sadly, the rust freckling on the finish will discourage many potential buyers....
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    Big magnet

    Big magnet
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    https://luger.gunboards.com/showthread.php?63225-O...

    https://luger.gunboards.com/showthread.php?63225-Original-1906-29-Swiss-Luger-Red-Canvasite-Grips&highlight=swiss+red

    Here's a pair I still have. Never sold them. Still available if interested.
    ...
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    Looks like a May, 1944 contract piece. Nice gun....

    Looks like a May, 1944 contract piece. Nice gun.
    Tim H.
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    The full number of the gun is on the right side...

    The full number of the gun is on the right side of the frame and on the inside of the side plate on the left side of the receiver. I believe the front barrel bushing has the last two digits stamped...
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    Could you share the serial number? I don't know...

    Could you share the serial number? I don't know of any .30cal. broom with the Prussian eagle on front of the mag well.
    Tim H.
  24. Rock Island Auction - Two Bannerman Test Eagles

    https://www.rockislandauction.com/

    Last week's RIA auction contained 2 Bannerman TE's, #6413(lot #587) and #6905(lot #1636). When the 'prices realized' were published yesterday I was disappointed...
  25. Good holster, likely a bad stamp. Tim H.

    Good holster, likely a bad stamp.
    Tim H.
  26. Sticky: Anthony, Can you tell us approx. when the 3rd...

    Anthony,
    Can you tell us approx. when the 3rd edition will be available? Thanks!
    Tim
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    I think I may have had a similar publication that...

    I think I may have had a similar publication that I recently sent to Dave Molchen who is doing some navy research. Maybe he will see this and chime in.
    Tim H.
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    Complicated, yes. But so much better than the BS...

    Complicated, yes. But so much better than the BS info collectors pick up on the floor of a gun show. Interesting thread, Burgess. Thanks!
    Tim H.
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    Sticky: I think it's edge wear corrosion/pitting from...

    I think it's edge wear corrosion/pitting from the holster. You really can't tell from the photo.
    Tim H.
  30. Nor have I ever seen a marked STAR holster and...

    Nor have I ever seen a marked STAR holster and I've owned at least 4. Usually when I find them they have an Astra 400 in them. I would also like to see a picture of one. Thanks.
    Tim H.
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    For those that may be interested in this police...

    For those that may be interested in this police luger rig, it has been posted on Gunbroker - #870054280. Or, you can go to the following link:
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/870054280.
    I'm...
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    i have owned a similar Radom holster. It was the...

    i have owned a similar Radom holster. It was the only one I had ever seen until now. The added leather was a perfect match to the leather of the body of the holster. However, it was attached by...
  33. In an effort to identify the frame, I looked...

    In an effort to identify the frame, I looked closely at the 2nd series of photos that were posted after Norm ask for photos with the grips removed. Near the base of the grip is the number "1018"...
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    Happy Birthday! Glad you're still kicking. Tim

    Happy Birthday! Glad you're still kicking.
    Tim
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    A great looking original drum. I like the...

    A great looking original drum. I like the "4.K.3." marking in the first photo. Imperial or Weimar?
    Tim H.
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