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Unread 08-14-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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I have seen two S Krieghoff Lugers one with the toggle logo blued like the rest of the gun and the other with the Logo Gold colour.
Which is the correct version?
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Unread 08-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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The blued version is correct. The gold color was not applied at the factory and someone has added it to make the logo more visible, perhaps for photographs (or just to make it pretty ).
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Thank you Ron. much appreciated.
Is it permissable to add color to the logo, because it looks like a permenent job to me.
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It's called "Rub n Buff", purchased at hobby and craft stores. It can be removed with a tooth brush and oil. Some people do it to make the markings stand out.
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Alfred,

Another reason some guns (not all guns...) have every stamping and marking colored is to possibly hid the "truth" or authenticity of some markings that may not be legitimate and the seller is trying to "hide" the true nature of how those bogus markings got applied.

If a seller is trying to offer to sell me a luger and it has "coloring" added to all such stampings and markings, I would certainly ask, politely, for the seller to remove such colorings so I can take a closer look before I decide to buy.

If they know you are a serious buyer with cash in hand and they still refuse to remove the coloring for your closer inspection, one would best walk away with money in your pockets.

This is especially important here in the USA; as the business of luger boosting and forgery is a multi-million dollrar business and not just a simple little "cottage industry".

The only factory-applied colored markings are, typically, at the thumb safety marking location.
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Thank you Pete for the tip, it is good to have some advice from experts like you and the rest of the forum. Cheers:
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