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I thought I would share my latest German Waffenmeister gauge, I have been collecting them for sometime and the collection grows as does the cost. Im lucky to find one or two a year although in 2003 I was ablt to buy 24 in one purchase ( My one and only break1 LOL ; ) )
Anyway enjoy!

Der Hessian

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Hello Hessian
From your photos it looks like the bottom area of the gauge is used to measure front sight height/profile.The left side to check sight blade taper/profile.Not sure about the right hand slot.
Thanks
PS Last night I was looking through the book"Die Pistole 08" by Mr. Gortz and there is a picture of the same guage as yours on page 80.
Would the German speaking members translate the text?
Thanks in advance

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In the second edition of Die Pistole 08 it´s on page 68. The only thing missing is an index.

"Acceptance- or control guage from WWII. Lower right, guage for the form and protrusion of the tip of the firing pin. Apparently the others were for the sights: the upper for the front sight blade and its base, lower left for the rear sight on the rear toggle link."

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villiers

Re the top photo on hessian's post, the plate with the four screws.
could this be a depth gauge as the photo shows a protusion at the top and where the plate meets the base material their looks to be a spot where a thin slip of metal slides back and forth.

Question for Hessian-- is there any numbers on the portion that appears to protude from under the plate very topof photo.

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lugerlou,

Sotty, can´t be of much help. Goertz´ second edition has even less text on the guage than the first. I´d love to have a set of Luger tools - but they´re very rare here in Germany - apart from the pin protrusion plates that are so common that some people thing that they were made as pepros.

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Hello,
No there are no markings on or under the protrusion but it lines up exactly with the dove tail on the front sight and I believe it is used to "tap" the front sight for adjusting. I suspect the bar itself is under the plate w/four screws for replacement in the event of burs etc.

I have noticed a surge in "Kreigshof" firing pin gauges and Im suspect of them as being original. I have a firing pin gauge for almost every weapon used by the Germans in WWII, it would not be hard to detect a fake once one had one in hand. I notice several things about those gauges that stand out clear as day ( but then again I some good examples to compare to ) this is all very deadly as these gauges go for big dollars.


If anyone would like to have pictures of my gauge collection or a specific gauge feel free to drop me a line Im more than happy share.

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Hessian
 

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Just a guess about the right-hand slot :

Maybe to check the dimensions of a toggle pin...both the circumference of the flange and the diameter of the pin ?

That is...the pin is pushed, vertically, through the slot and the flange then falls through the round hole in the gauging tool ?
 
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