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Unread 02-15-2017, 11:41 AM   #21
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I remember when Eugene was first 'feeling out' the responses he could expect from members of this Forum...For the new members, here are two of the best...

http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthread.php?t=27738

http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthread.php?t=27718
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10 sold from second batch,
Only 18 are up for grabs
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I read the thread on Still's forum...Sounds like on-the-fence collectors who previously decided they couldn't afford Krause's .45 Lugers are re-thinking purchase of Eugene's at $5K price...

http://luger.gunboards.com/showthrea...-back-for-sale

I'm surprised no handgun journalist [coff*SGN*coff] has raced to Eugene's door...
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I read the thread on Still's forum...Sounds like on-the-fence collectors who previously decided they couldn't afford Krause's .45 Lugers are re-thinking purchase of Eugene's at $5K price...

http://luger.gunboards.com/showthrea...-back-for-sale

I'm surprised no handgun journalist [coff*SGN*coff] has raced to Eugene's door...
Amen to that note, I have been banging on Guns and Ammo doors for month .. no response.

I guess they are not after news ... but something else.

There are plenty more channels ...

This person reach out yesterday:

http://m.youtube.com/user/VickersTacticalInc

When the gun is tested I will visit and have him make a video
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Second batch is drying out
11 sold from second batch,
Only 17 are up for grabs
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As of today 2/16/2017 1:00 PM
12 units out of First Batch are preordered, no more available
12 units out of Second Batch are preordered and 16 available.
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Damn, if I weren't planning a wedding then I'd already be on this as I think a .45 ACP Luger would be fun (just like the .45 Shansei I have). If nothing else it'd be a great display (which I'd get to use a few times a year!).

Are these the only two batches you'll ever make, Eugene?

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Damn, if I weren't planning a wedding then I'd already be on this as I think a .45 ACP Luger would be fun (just like the .45 Shansei I have). If nothing else it'd be a great display (which I'd get to use a few times a year!).

Are these the only two batches you'll ever make, Eugene?

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If it's something you really want, then you'll regret not taking advantage of it now...Life is too short...

Check out Eugene's payment options - You can string the payments out until December...
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Damn, if I weren't planning a wedding then I'd already be on this as I think a .45 ACP Luger would be fun (just like the .45 Shansei I have). If nothing else it'd be a great display (which I'd get to use a few times a year!).

Are these the only two batches you'll ever make, Eugene?

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Its out to open market for 4 days and I sold 24 of them.. at this rate it will be silly not to make more, but I want to test demand out a bit before we get to third batch. It has slowed down a bit after initial wave has passed.


Also, there are a couple of small changes i want to make, to make manufacturing easier and when that happens, maybe in another 2 years, there maybe two versions running... classic unchanged and economy simplified .

At that point the price may be changing... up for classic and down for economy.

These first guns will always be the first ones and time will make them more valuable.
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Thanks, Eugene! I was tempted by the Baby .45, too, but I may have to see if I can find some give in the budget and not tell the wife to be (though she has already caught me looking at the pictures and sighing).

Rich - You're a great friend and a terrible enabler (now you have me budgeting)...
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Rich - You're a great friend and a terrible enabler (now you have me budgeting)...
Never mind the budgeting! Look in your safe - What don't you use??? You do know that Eugene buys & sells as well as manufactures, right??? Surely you must have something that he'll take in trade...

Then you can tell the Romanhistoriana-to-be, "Look honey! I'm thinning out the collection!"...
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Never mind the budgeting! Look in your safe - What don't you use??? You do know that Eugene buys & sells as well as manufactures, right??? Surely you must have something that he'll take in trade...

Then you can tell the Romanhistoriana-to-be, "Look honey! I'm thinning out the collection!"...
We will trade...

Anything that does not sit well with you, needs work ,
parts guns.. old and tired .. that's our game.

WWI and WWII and older... we will consider.

And will be as fair as we can on the trades.
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Looking for a 1905 COLT 45 .. in bad shape to work on and then use in a test next to the Luger ...

or a couple if someone got more then one.
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We will trade...

Anything that does not sit well with you, needs work ,
parts guns.. old and tired .. that's our game.

WWI and WWII and older... we will consider.

And will be as fair as we can on the trades.
Eugene, I'll send you a PM in a day or two once I go in and inventory my safe!

Until then, keep up your amazing work. I'm really excited about the photos I've seen and you bringing this project to fruition.
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As of today 2/21/2017 2:30 PM
12 units out of First Batch are preordered, no more available
16 units out of Second Batch are preordered and 12 available.
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I posted this in the Gun Show Announcements sub-forum, but I'll copy it here...I want to see this succeed and have the two runs sell out so that Eugene can go on to his next project...

Like it says...It may be your last chance...

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I understand from the other thread that Ed Tinker will be taking a sample of Eugene's .45 Luger to the [Louisville] show. At last check, only 12 were left out of Eugene's second run. I imagine that the 12 will sell out this weekend after visitors to the show see the Golubstov .45 Luger.

If you're still sitting on the fence for an affordable .45 Luger, Eugene has written that any additional runs of the .45 won't be for a year or two, if ever. And cost more. CNC workstations ain't cheap.

This weekend may be your last chance.
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Well, I assume Ed is still writing up his exhaustive review of the Show, but does anyone have any information on whether the 'show sample' .45 Luger got any more prospective buyers to place their order???

My nephew is a sorta collector/investor. I forwarded him Eugene's web site address and phone number.
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Hi Rick,
I had the opportunity to examine Ed's sample at the show, here are my observations.
Fit and finish is superb, despite the heavier barrel the gun feels well balanced because the frame is heavier and larger too, it just feels solid. I especially like that Eugene was able to duplicate the unique original trigger shape of the original 45's.
I have three small issues and two large ones. I don't like the thumb safety marking, a small arrow pointing up. What's that supposed to mean, locked or unlocked? I don't like the initials on the middle toggle link, styled to resemble DWM's logo and the gun I looked at had no serial number, nothing, nada!
My biggest issue is that missing magazine. This is not a trivial little matter that can be taken care of after the fact, it took decades for DWM to get their magazines to work reliably and to this day G.T. is still kept busy tuning them up. Ideally a magazine should be developed together with the gun, it is not an afterthought. My other caveat is reliability. Military guns undergo exhaustive testing involving firing thousands of rounds in extreme conditions. From what I've read Eugene has only been able to fire a few rounds before his test magazines malfunctioned.
All that said, this is a noble effort and I congratulate Eugene for having gotten this far.
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Eugene,

I handled the .45 at SOS quite a bit, and I liked it. My one comment is, the top of the grip safety "bit" the web of my palm between my thumb and forefinger, when depressed.

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