LugerForum Discussion Forums my profile | register | faq | search
upload photo | donate | calendar

Go Back   LugerForum Discussion Forums > Luger Discussion Forums > Unit Markings

Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-01-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
Edward Tinker
Super Moderator
Eternal Lifer
Edward Tinker's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North of Spokane, WA
Posts: 15,923
Thanks: 2,010
Thanked 4,516 Times in 2,086 Posts
Default Book Review History Writ in Steel: German Police Markings

Although I am not the best at writing a review, but here goes

History Writ in Steel: German Police Markings 1900 -1936, by Don Maus, published by Brad Simpson Publishing, a division of Simpson Ltd. in Galesburg, Illinois.

Don has a good write up as a pre-sale here:

My take on this book is very favorable, it is not just a book on luger police unit markings, it covers the history of police from the beginning of the 20th century until just after the nazi's took power. Besides the historical aspects, Don writes in a very readable fashion, explaining the units and how they came to be and how they changed.

One of the most important aspects to many collectors will be what I call his "cheat sheet" pages where he alphabetically has each unit marking that he is aware of and there must be hundreds of them. He has Landagerei, Kripo and Schutzpolizei and I am sure I misspelled those, but will have it down pat by the time I read it two or three times. These markings cover all types of guns owned by the police, not just lugers but any pistol that has markings and tell what the unit is, the city and type; rural, city, protection police etc.

All together, an important book for collectors, or anyone that would like more information on those elusive luger markings that have puzzled folks for years.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1139copy.jpg
Views:	224
Size:	116.8 KB
ID:	6150  

Edward Tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
The following 2 members says Thank You to Edward Tinker for your post:
Unread 09-06-2011, 11:03 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Thanks for the review. I think I will buy one.
Redbone311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
Lifetime Forum
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 719
Thanks: 144
Thanked 306 Times in 146 Posts

Came across this unit and it's un-identified in Writ in Steel. I have found that G.Tr. on page 2 is a rural police indentifaction mark, where exactly, don't know. I found this rural police bayonet with G.Tr. 6920 on it's crossguard. Not much but it's something.
NoncomRetired is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2024,