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Unread 08-07-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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Please read over the FAQ and then tell me here or via PM or email what we should add for new collectors?

Questions that get asked etc, often, I will post and probably link to the item How to ID a Luger that was made.


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Unread 11-28-2014, 08:23 AM   #2
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One thing that would help me, is what are the best books for a new collector?

As a neophyte to the world of Luger collecting, I'm looking for very basic information and photos. I've read the Davis catalog book; while I understand it may have inaccuracies I found it fascinating and a useful overall orientation. I have "Luger Tips" on order. At this stage I feel I don't quite know enough to decide which part of the production history I am most interested in.
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One thing that would help me, is what are the best books for a new collector?

As a neophyte to the world of Luger collecting, I'm looking for very basic information and photos. I've read the Davis catalog book; while I understand it may have inaccuracies I found it fascinating and a useful overall orientation. I have "Luger Tips" on order. At this stage I feel I don't quite know enough to decide which part of the production history I am most interested in.
In my opinion, the very best basic reference for a new collector trying to identify models and determine what era(s) of Luger production are of most interest is Charles Kenyon's "Lugers at Random". It is an old publication, 1969, so some of the specific information is out dated/incorrect and the photos are black and white and not of the quality found in today's references. However it is large format, not expensive and offers a very comprehensive pictorial overview of most of the model variations spanning the entire duration of Luger production. It is a good start.
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P.S. Sorry Ed, I am contributing to hijacking your thread. Please move my and "4 Scale" posts to their own thread. Thanks, Ron.
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Thanks Ron, book ordered.

On the thread subject, some other questions to consider adding follow.

How do you clean/lubricate a collector luger for best long-term preservation?

What's the best way to store a collector Luger? In a case, open air? Any storage pitfalls to avoid?

Is it OK to dry-fire a Luger?

Thanks for a fascinating forum. I don't own any Luger(s) at the moment and am trying to educate myself before taking the plunge.
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Is it OK to dry-fire a Luger?...No

(emphasis added by ADMIN especially for new members/Luger owners. _JS)
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I think the smart thing is to make this into a word document and then 'save' as a PDF - we don't lose photos then...

I am guilty of not spending time, have some very good suggestions...
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Q.1 Who has manufactured Lugers

Should have additions on the post war Interarms / Mauser activities (which originated from the plans and tooling provided by the Swiss, but which involved re-engineering and creation of a new production line - the fourth, which was not mentioned in the post), as well as the recent manufacturing that has taken place in the United States and modern Krieghoff. ADDED - EBT

Q.19 should also list the Interarms / Mauser tooling... This q/a may be redundant, especially if combined with Q.1.

Q.5. CAI's markings are fairly common and a reference to Century Arms might reduce inquiries. ADDED EBT

I can provide a pic of a 1921 VoPo with markings from "ECCSA PENN NJ" which refers to the now defunct "Crossroads Gun Shop" in Pennsauken, NJ. They brought in quite a few Lugers and P.38 pistols.

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Add a reference to Mauser's late "WR" stamp - thought to be Werks Revision. I have a pic posted at http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthre...werks+revision

Q.24 Some "42" date Lugers have no number stamped inside the trigger plate. Q.24 should be combined with Q.42 which has more details. - DONE EBT

Q. 27 we should standardize on "Hump" rather than "Bump"n DONE EBT

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Once new text is created for the revised FAQs, I can help by editing it, creating the PDF, and adding illustrations is you would like me to.

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Added PDF, just a start of making it more current
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ok, will swap this one in

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Its 812 kb's....

christmas your dial up must be slow

sorry, we ran out of room - i.e. there were too many darn words - it literally ran out of how many words (10k plus)

I can look and see if there is a smaller version of pdf but likely not
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well done Rich, will add

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I for one would appreciate the FAQ being restored to the site in online/HTML form; even if it means multiple posts...
Sorry Rich, I do this for free - and it takes me too much time to worry about multiple postings - where to break it etc. I am now saving it as a Word document and then into a PDF.

Anyway, sorry.... Will make this one as small as I can.

UPDATED 16 JULY 2015 - THERE ARE SOME PLACE HOLDERS IN THE INFO ADDE3D ABOVE.
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Please read over the FAQ and then tell me here or via PM or email what we should add for new collectors?

Questions that get asked etc, often, I will post and probably link to the item How to ID a Luger that was made.


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After all these answers I bet now you're wondering WHY why why? did you ask that question!

No, jokes apart, your question was absolutely right, but, in my opinion, perhaps we shouldn't expect to find ALL our answers in the FAQ of the site.
Thanks again for your efforts.

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many items added - will make into pdf in a few minutes

It actually needs to be gone over and items combined and improved
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Revision of FAQs in Progress!


(Moved to a new thread...)

http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthread.php?t=35479
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Brilliant Work!!!!It answers questions that even I've had for years! Thank You!!! Eric
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New April 24, 2016 update is posted at:

http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthread.php?t=35479
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Perfect, Thank You Forever!!!!! Eric
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New April 24, 2016 update is posted at:

http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthread.php?t=35479
Marc, I have a question about the 6 May 2016 version of the PDF FAQ -

http://forum.lugerforum.com/showthread.php?t=13121

I needed to print out a page on the Revisions Commission stamp, and my HP Officejet 7210 could not print any of the PDF pages in Portrait form, only Landscape, despite my trying different options.

Is this how you intended the FAQ to be read/printed???
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