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jeb111 04-21-2022 07:25 PM

1900 American Eagle
 
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I would like to hear people's opinions about this Luger.
Thanks
Jim

jeb111 04-21-2022 07:33 PM

more pictures 1900 AE
 
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Lots of pictures hope I'm doing this right
Jim

jeb111 04-21-2022 07:38 PM

some more
 
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1900 ae

4 Scale 04-21-2022 07:38 PM

It looks like an honest Old Model with a browning finish. I see nothing to indicate finish is not original. It is listed as near but outside the test Luger range on Ron Wood's test Luger list, but as having test Luger characteristics. Grip wear seems constant with finish wear IMO these Old Models are among the loveliest machines ever made, you're fortunate to own one and this seems to me a solid example.

jeb111 04-21-2022 07:41 PM

last ones
 
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Just a few more. Boy this is a lot of work!

aldo35 04-21-2022 09:31 PM

Looks very nice

Mac Cat 04-21-2022 10:33 PM

Nice clean AE and all the details !

I think you photography is wonderful.
Sharp, clear, carefully framed and all in focus!
It's funny how a darker background works so well.

jeb111 04-21-2022 10:43 PM

I was actually looking at getting this one. I like it and couldn't see any red flags. I think the blueing doesn't show up as well as it could because of the lighting. No Germany stamp which is normal for this serial range. The left grip looks to have a chip out of it is the only thing i can see wrong. The bore is really good. Was looking for opinions as this pistol is something I have been aiming for for some time but either keep getting beat out or way too expensive for poor condition piece. Anyway all comments welcome, I really appreciate it.
Jim

Edward Tinker 04-21-2022 11:32 PM

Why is the takedown lever marked in the military fashion. Correct me if I am wrong, but it should be underneath the lever.

jeb111 04-22-2022 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Edward Tinker (Post 344012)
Why is the takedown lever marked in the military fashion. Correct me if I am wrong, but it should be underneath the lever.

I thought the same thing but I read Dwight Gruber's "Test Eagle Chaos" post and it said that AE Lugers approx. serial #'d 6000 through 8977 can be marked on the take down lever on the round right side, the left face or left underneath.

Jim

Ron Wood 04-22-2022 09:42 PM

That's a pretty nice looking gun. Don't know what the price is, but if it isn't astronomical go for it.
Ron

gunbugs 04-23-2022 02:37 AM

It appears to be a delightful example. Very elegant.

sheepherder 04-23-2022 11:51 AM

Looks like an honest 1900. Not prettied up or messed with. :thumbup:

Based on my experience with my 1900AE, I would recommend a detail strip to check things out. Things that went wrong on mine: firing pin spring guide was broken (not serialized); one mainspring leaf broken (not serialized); crud buildup under safety lever allowed lever to flop around (dangerous; pin should be removed, lever and cavity cleaned out).

Grip chip can be repaired, Jim Solomon is really good at that. I think he could repair it without over-restoring the grip. :rolleyes:

How's the bore look??? Mine is very frosty. :p

spangy 04-24-2022 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jeb111 (Post 344000)
Lots of pictures hope I'm doing this right
Jim

You hope your doing this right ???
I'm thinking would you give me some lessons ???

Your pictures are fantastic !!!

I was going to show off my latest acquisition the other day, a DWM Commercial 1900 in mint shape, but I just can't get my cell phone camera to do it justice. :confused:

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I love this/your gun Jeb and you should definitely buy it ... its patina is beautiful and balanced ... I am not a fan of the AE advertising but each to his own ya ???
Mine has the 'GERMANY' export markings which was required by German law at that time.

I wouldn't wait too long because the Luger collecting crowd is growing leaps and bounds with well heeled hungry 'covid' refugees dying to make their mark in the collecting circles ... I have had to drop out of several auctions this last year because the prices are insane.

If the basics check out on this gun it would take center stage in anyone's collection. :thumbup:

roadkill1 05-02-2022 09:37 AM

Jeb and Greg,

Very handsome indeed!!!

Greg, your pics did come out nice illustrating its superb condition......CONGRATS to Both!!!!

Ron

spangy 05-14-2022 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by roadkill1 (Post 344158)
Jeb and Greg,

Very handsome indeed!!!

Greg, your pics did come out nice illustrating its superb condition......CONGRATS to Both!!!!

Ron

The pictures ABOVE are from the person I purchased the 1900 from and they are excellent compared to my cell phone pics.
Embarrassed.
These are from my cell.

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Dwight Gruber 05-15-2022 03:42 AM

sn 7564 is within a range of pistols reported with the serial number stamped on the left face. It would be interesting to see a closeup of the milled thumb safety area.


--Dwight

gunbugs 05-15-2022 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Dwight Gruber (Post 344236)
sn 7564 is within a range of pistols reported with the serial number stamped on the left face. It would be interesting to see a closeup of the milled thumb safety area.


--Dwight

Post #1, about halfway through the photos.

Dwight Gruber 05-16-2022 12:25 AM

I mean a real close-up picture, just the routed safety area, full-frame.


--Dwight

jeb111 05-16-2022 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Dwight Gruber (Post 344238)
I mean a real close-up picture, just the routed safety area, full-frame.


--Dwight

Wouldn't the fourth picture in the first post work? These pictures were sent to me by the seller. I just forwarded them to the forum.

Jim


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