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Old March 10th, 2013, 02:27 PM #11
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From that combination of engineering/art you alluded, I would be inclined to call it a gentleman's weapon.
That would be an excellent description.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 03:10 PM #12
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congrats from a fellow recent luger owner as well, you always get the nicest stuff, and yet you always get a great deal too!


thats a beauftiful luger, its a bit of a later relative to my portuguese 1906, yours being a slightly modified 1906 as well.



i too remember when AIM got these some years back, and they were going for about $950, i knew it was a good deal and really wanted one, but no matter how good a deal it was, $950 was just way more than i could afford at the time.


unfortunately you need to have pretty deep pockets to be a serious luger collector.

but man, i gotta start looking into some of these auctions, ive never bought from an auction myself.
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that is a beautiful piece!
i think i need a swiss model in my collection.
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Congrats, Mawkie. You got a deal even with the buyer's premium. I had another Luger on my list for 2013, but looks like I'll be getting another evil high-cap Hi-Power (or two) first.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 07:25 AM #15
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Congrats, Mawkie. You got a deal even with the buyer's premium. I had another Luger on my list for 2013, but looks like I'll be getting another evil high-cap Hi-Power (or two) first.
Know where you're coming from! A German occupation Hi Power has been on my short list (even better if I could stumble across a Finn Hi Power!). Probably the only evil "high capacity" collectible I've been contemplating.
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Hard to believe it took me 6 years but I finally found my red bottomed canevasit magazine. I refused to pay $250 for the only other one I've seen in that time. Managed to snag this one on Evil Pay for the crazy cheap price of $66. The seller, FGS from Ohio, has been a good source for Luger parts over the years.
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A Luger is beautiful like a steam locomotive. So much of its insides are on the outside.
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Whenever I want to amaze myself I take a look at the action of an M1 Garand or a Luger P08. The imagination and mechanical ability the design and build those just boggles my mind.
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Great snag on the mag !
the bases on those are so fragile it's hard to find nice ones.
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Great snag on the mag !
the bases on those are so fragile it's hard to find nice ones.
Add to the fact that the Swiss only used canevasit for a very brief period before going to bakelite, which proved to be more durable. So there weren't all that many mag bottoms done in canevasit. And when they broke they were replaced with bakelite. Thus my geeky excitement over a magazine bottom.
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