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I am a new gun collector and am interested in WWII models. In particular, Lugars and P38's. I know about Simpsons, and FGS, but does anyone know any other web sites featuring these models?
 

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I have a large listing of assorted sites; here are a few, in no order and no reason if they are good dealers or not, also might or might not "deal" in lugers (notice spelling) or P38's, but a good start:

http://www.derrittmeister.com/home.htm#indextop

http://www.krausewerk.com/

http://www.landofborchardt.com/

http://site27663.dellhost.com/Wehrmacht/HTML Pages/Weapons/Luger Collection/hobnails.html

http://www.warpathmilitaria.com/

http://www.worldoflugers.com/index.htm

http://www.checkpointcharlies.com/

http://www.cccfirearms.com

http://www.empirearms.com/

http://fgsinc.8m.com/photo.html

http://www.regnier.ch/

http://www.collectorfirearms.us/

There are many others, do a search for gun auctions, this shows you prices people are willing to pay, such as auction arms and gunbroker.com

Ed
 
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You may also wish to visit my website below which shows a variety of WWII Luger and P-38 pistols, some of which are quite rare.

Enjoy,
Albert
 

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litig8tr, Sir, As a new collector I congratulate you and wish you the greatest success. The pleasure is in the hunt. Welcome to this great Forum and hope you enjoy it.

You will have much more success with looking for these fine weapons if you use the right spelling in your search. LUGER. Probably just a typo but it is a common error among the folks who are new to this field. Good Luck. Jerry Burney
 

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Ed, I am having the time of my life looking over all of the sites you have so conveniently listed. Some are real gems such as the landof borschardt and some are extremly irritating for their lack of either information, photo's or other information. I suppose they have not finished the site or something. I find them all interesting for what they have and what they don't. Checkpoint charlies has no photo's of the items the offer to sell. I would seriously consifer adding several of the offered items to my collection but cannot even consider them without seeing them. Hard to do business that way.Mr Shattucks site is most irritating. I tried as many ways as I could find to access his list of items for sale including paying his subscription fee and could not get anywhere. I think this site is infected with the I D 10 T virus. Thanks for the excellent post. Jerry Burney
 

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litig8tr, check your emails.
 
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I thank you guys for your help. I agree that photos would be of great benefit to some of these sites.

Btw... the "Lugar" was simply a typo. I think I may have had one two many when I posted my inquiry :)
 

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What's with this Shattuck (World of Lugers) guy, anyway? In trying to access his inventory several weeks ago, I noted that he wanted my credit card number. I emailed a question as to whether he charged just to view his inventory online, and he responded that he did not. Then I tried again and still couldn't access without credit card. I followed up with another question as to why he needed a credit card if there was no charge to view inventory - and for that matter, why he needed a credit card number at all if the buyer was going to pay by cashier's check. He must be an old curmudgeon who's tired of fooling with me, 'cause he didn't respond, but at 66 and counting, I can be something of an old curmudgeon too...so he sure as H___ won't ever hear from me again!!

As to others mentioned, I've been collecting over 50 years and have purchased from several of those listed in recent years - Adams, Bessler, Brocks, Checkpoint Charlies, Retting (several purchases many years ago), Ricky's, and others - and share the observations, irritations, etc. mentioned by others above as to lack of photos, very cursory descriptions, etc. on websites of some dealers. I am especially aggravated at being unable (for technical reasons - probably at my end, not theirs) to access online photos of the good inventory at Bessler's and Ricky's websites. Of those I've dealt with, I wouldn't accuse any of them of OVERdescribing their guns, but don't think any were guilty of serious misdescriptions, either. Certainly never returned a purchase to any of those, and was pleasantly surprised with several of the acquisitions.

In addition to WW2 small arms, I'm also into Civil War guns, too, and I've found that, in general, dealers in quality CW arms tend to describe their wares more fully and more accurately than WW2 dealers. (Of course, CW guns tend to cost quite a bit more than most WW2 arms, so that is probably understandable.) Some dealers, like Joe Salter, have a substantial inventory in both genres, and two of these are not already listed above - davidcondon.com (several purchases from him; good dealer) and horstheld.com. I sure wish somebody could have furnished me information like that set out in this thread several decades ago, and hope my comments will be helpful to younger collectors.
 
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