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Unread 10-24-2002, 01:55 PM   #1
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Post 1945 HK Lugers...Real Or Not...?

Okay, I hope I do not start a bon-fire with this, but here goes :

I have heard a similar story from two sources, independent from each other, about the fact that the 1945-dated HK lugers might be "post-Kreighoff" production.

The story goes that some old timer in Ohio passed away in the late 1950's or early 960's and when they went into his workshop, they found lots of stamps/dies that indicated that he might have been "fabricating" some/most of the 1945-dated HK's. As the story goes, no intact guns were found however...

Questions I have :

1. Have others heard this story ? Does the story have credibility ?

2. What "donor" gun is thought to have been used, if one believes this story ? Or are these thought to have been guns assembled from left over parts, again assuming the story is true ?

3. R. Gibson, on page 186 of The Krighoff Parabellum, does state in reference to the 1945's that "...The marking traits on these pistols are totally different than on any other Krieghoff production..." and "...The machining on these examples is peculiar to this production...". Can anyone expand on what Mr. Gibson might have been stating ?

4. Does anyone know that name of the Ohio gentleman, in question ? (I am assuming there is no threat of a lawsuit here...from surviving family members.) I would just like to know, for an historical perspective...

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Pete... <img src="graemlins/yltype.gif" border="0" alt="[typing]" />
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