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Unread 06-05-2021, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default What Was Your First Book On Lugers~

Did you own it before your first luger? Please suggest your favorite books!
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Unread 06-05-2021, 03:13 PM   #2
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Datig's "THE LUGER PISTOL". My father bought it in 1958 and we bought our first Luger shortly after in 1958. I still have it.
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My story is about the same as Doubs...probably bought around the same time since I bought my first Luger in 1957. I still have my copy (1955 first edition) also, in mint condition with the dust cover (I have a clear plastic book cover over it). My dear wife Sarah later bought me the much larger 1962 edition for my birthday, and this copy is still in good condition but well thumbed through as it was my go to reference for many years.
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Luger Variations by H. E. JJones 1959 was second and had pictures and descriptions of almost every model and relevance! Both were a must!! Thank You~Eric
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Default Second Was Jones, Luger Variatons

Described and pictured almost every luger! 1959 Both great books are still available on Amazon~
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My first, the Lugers At Random, then all four of Jans' books plus an original still wrapped pristene copy of Jans' Central Powers~ A signed and numbered, The Luger Pistol #1910 Fred Datig! First Printing, 1955
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Luger by John Walter. Great book.

I am now the custodian of a good deal of correspondence between the author and German experts. He did his homework well.
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Above anyone We Owe This Man Our Happy Luger Lives`
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Aaron Davis, Full Of Facts and Unexpensive,
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Vlim, I agree John Walker 'The Luger Story' is a favorite of mine! One of the finest!!
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John Walter did 2 books. 'Luger' published in 1977 and 'The Luger Story' which has seen several updates and reprints.

Both are an essential read for anyone who is serious about getting in to Lugers.

I'm sad that some of our fellow authors have been unable to complete their works. Don Hallock was working on a reprint of the book he did with Joop van de Kant and their magazine book project was not completed.

I doubt that Jan Still will be able to complete his projects which saddens me also.

Recently we also lost Alan Burnham, our HSc guru.
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Vlim!!One Of my Favorites, Great Pictures!
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Years ago I collected a few police lugers and purchased Ed's Book Police Lugers, one of my favorites and packed with useful information and loads of pictures!
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Mine was “The Luger Book” by John Walter which I bought right after I got my first Luger an all matching late 1937.
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My first luger book, was 2 actually bought at the same time. "Lugers at Random", and "Luger Tips".

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Kenyan was the first modern book to seperate lugers and their accessories with their picture and detailed description and photographs A Timeless Must!PA A RUMOR~ As soon as his book came out collectors prices went up! 'Lugers At Random' sorry
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Luger Tips is one on my favorites! in fact I bought a copy for my Doctor! It covers lugers and everything that goes with them. BEST ARE THE LIST OF LUGER PRICES From the 70ss Great Stuff!
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