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NEW COLLECTORS BOARD

New Collectors Board

For beginning collectors to ask questions. If you want a pistol identified describe all its markings and their locations. Give its serial number - Post photographs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

This area is for questions that are asked frequently, and is mainly about Lugers since that is what is asked ~~ however, we can add any additions to this if requested
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IMPERIAL LUGERS

1900-1918: P.08-Army Lugers

DWM Army Models: 1902 test, 1906/07 test, undated, dates:1910 to 1918; 1908 & 1914 Comm. Army; Erfurt Army Models, dates: 1910, 1911-1914,1916-1918 (Spandau?)
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3.6M
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3.6M

1900-1918: Long P.08-Artillery Lugers

Erfurt Artillery dated 1914; DWM Artillery dated: 1914 to 1918
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1.8M
9.7K
1.8M

1900-1918: P.04-Navy Lugers

DWM Models: 1904, 1906, 1908, 1914 dated: 1916, 1917; P.08 Navy 1908 Comm. Navy
13.6K
2.2M
13.6K
2.2M

1900-1918: Luger Holsters & Other Accessories

Army, Artillery, Navy
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1.7M

1900-1918: Luger Unit Markings

Unit histories, in action photographs, and related accessories
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WEIMAR LUGERS

1920-1933: Reissued Imperial Lugers

Army, Navy, Police. May have: 1920 Reichswehr property stamp, Weimar Army/Navy/Police unit markings, indications of Weimar Rework
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902K
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1920-1933: DWM Lugers. Army, Navy, Police

Models: 1923 Commercial (better called 20 DWM), 1920 Commercial (better called Alphabet DWM), 1933 Mauser Sneak (better called 29 DWM)
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1.3M

1920-1933: Simson Lugers. Army, Police

Dated: 1925, 1926, Blank chamber, S stamp
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561K

1920-1933: Luger Holsters & Other Accessories

Army, Navy, Police
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1920-1933: Unit Markings

Period in action photographs, and related accessories
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THIRD REICH LUGERS

1933-1945: Mauser Lugers. Army, Navy, Police

S/42 code dated: K, G, 1936 to 1939; 42 Code dated: 1939, 1940, 41; byf code dated: 41, 42; Army Banner; Banner police dated: 1938 to 1942, Croatian, KU marked.
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5.2M
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5.2M

1933-1945: Krieghoff Lugers. Luftwaffe

Dated: G, S, 36, 1936 to 1938, 1940 to 1944.
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1933-1945: Luger Holsters -Magazines

Army,Navy,Luftwaffe,Police - In Action Photographs & Other Accessories.
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COMMERCIAL - FOREIGN CONTRACT LUGERS - ACCESSORIES

Country usage - Israel

Specific Country breakdown for research and sharing of information
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1900-1918 DWM

Borchardt, DWM Commercial Models:1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1914, Carbine; DWM contracts: Swiss, Bulgarian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese,Brazilian, Bolivian, Chilean; DWM contracts United States: AE, AE Test,AE Cartridge Counter Test, .45 cal. Test
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1918-1930 DWM,Vickers,Bern

DWM models: 1923 Commercial (better called 20 DWM), 1920 Com. (better called Alphabet DWM), 1933 Sneak (better called 29 DWM); Vickers;Bern model: 1906, 1929; DWM contracts: Finnish, Stoeger, Dutch
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1930-1942 Mauser

Mauser Models: 1934, 1934/06, Navy, Long P08; Stoeger, Dutch, Portuguese,Swiss, Electric Co. of Israel, Swedish, Siamese, Latvian, Persian, Turkish
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CENTRAL POWERS PISTOLS AND ACCESSORIES

1900-1918 : German (non-P08) Pistols & Holsters

Mauser: 1914, M1896/12, M1896/16 Red 9; Walther: No. 4 & No. 6; 1913 Sauer, 07 Dreyse, FL Selbstlader, Beholla, Menta, Jager; M1908 Bayard, 1910 Bergman Bayard; Browning: 1900 & 1903; Frommer Stop; Steyr Hahn
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1900-1918 : Austria-Hungary Pistols & Holsters

M7 Roth Steyr, 1912 Steyr Hahn, Frommer Stop, 1908 Steyr, Mauser 1896/12 Austrian (Steyr Mannlicher?)
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1M

1900-1918 : Bulgaria & Turkey Pistols & Holsters

Bulgaria: DWM: 1900, 1906, 1908; Turkey: Mauser 1896, Browning 1903  
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AXIS PISTOLS, 1933-1945

German: German Mfg. (non-P08) Pistols & Holsters.

Army, Navy, Police, NSDAP - Also includes reissue of Imperial pistols and Weimar issue pistols. P 38 & HP, Mauser: 1934, HSc, Schnellfeuer; Walther: PP & PPK, Sauer: Behörden & 38H; Ortgies.
35.3K
7.1M
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German: Foreign Mfg. Pistols and Holsters.

Army, Navy, Police Steyr Hahn, Steyr 08/34; Cz: 24, 27, 38; Radom, Bergman Bayard, Norwegian M1914, FN Browning: 1922, High Power; Gavage, M1935A, Unique: 16,17, Kriegsmodel; MAB D, Tokarev; Beretta: 1934, 1935; Astra: 300, 400, 600, 900, 903; Star B, Femaru P. 37.
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German: Foreign and German Mfg. 6.35 cal Pistols

MAB A , Astra 200, FN Browning Baby, CZ 36, Unique 10, Beretta 418, Mauser 1910/34, Sauer WTP (Vest Pocket Pistols) Models 1920, 28 & 33 and Sauer Model 19
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Foreign and German Mfg. .22 cal Pistols

Discussion of all makes of pre-WW2 22 cal and smaller
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Italy Pistols and Holsters

Glisenti, Brixia, Beretta: 1915, 1922, 1923, 1931, 1934, 1935.
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Japan Pistols and Holsters

Grandpa Nambu, Papa Nambu, Baby Nambu, Type 14, Type 94, Type Hamada, Type Inagaki, Type 26 Revolver, foreign manufactured Japanese procured military pistols.
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Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia & Croatia

Pistols and Holsters - Hungary: Femaru 29M & 37M; Romania: Steyr Hahn, 1934 Beretta; Bulgaria: DWM 1900, 1906, 1908, Mauser byf 42; Star B; Slovakia: Cz 24; Croatia: Mauser P08, Walther HP; Browning 1922
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417K
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Finland Pistols and Holsters

M 1896/12; DWM M 23 Luger; Lahti L 35; Cz: 24, 27, 38; 1934 & 1935 Beretta, Astra 300, Browning High Power
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REICHS REVOLVERS AND ACCESSORIES

Model 79 and Model 83, holsters, unit markings.

Discussions of the model 1879 and 1883 Reichs Revolvers and thier holsters and unit markings
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LUFTWAFFE DRILLING & SHOTGUNS Forum description

Luftwaffe survival weapons

The famous drillings and shotguns of the German Air Service.
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WORLD WAR I AND II PISTOLS USED BY THE ALLIES

Allied pistols used during WW1 and WWll

Pistols used by Poland, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Canada, Russia, United States, etc. during WWI and WW II
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BOOK REVIEWS FOR PISTOL COLLECTORS

Book Reviews for Pistol Collectors

Books are the most important first investment for a collector. Book reviews and recommendations.
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POST WAR PISTOLS AND HOLSTERS Post WW2 military pistols, holsters and accesories

Norwegian Lugers and holsters, 1945-1999

Norwegian Lugers and holsters, 1945-1999
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German(DDR) Pistols & Holsters 1945-1990

German Democratic Republic (DDR) pistols and holsters 1945-1990
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Mauser Pistols, Revolvers & Holsters, 1968-now

Mauser pistols, revolvers and holsters, 1968-present
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Makarov Military Pistols and Holsters 1951-1991

Makarov Military Pistols and Holsters 1951-1991
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West German Army Pistols & Holsters 1955-now

West German pistols
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Remembrance Board

This board is to remember fallen collectors; whether they passed by age, accidents or an act of God; this forum is designed to remember them.
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