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Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by 50 BMG, Jul 6, 2019.
It took me long enough to find one.
Finding them is easy. Affording them is harder. Congrats!
ETA: Beaten, dagnabbit.
Caliber 9 short, or 9 parabellum?
Fred, that's sweet,,,, tell us more,,, got to be a story here!
Very nice Valmet l 35.
Stout chunk of steel.
According to the "Journalist's Guide to Firearms", it's a Glock
Gladly but off line. email me or PM me and I will provide you my email.
If it's ok with 50 BMG I would like to keep what is it going by posting another gun. There is something on the gun that makes it more than just the standard of what it is,so you have to state what it is
and what makes it so special.
.45 American Trials Luger. We eventually chose the M1911 Colt.
Close,but no cookie the barrel is to small for 45ACP.
Why are the finger-grippy-thingies on the toggle all machined like that?
The grip safety.
In 1900, the US military put several hundred 7.65mm Luger pistols into field trials with both infantry and cavalry units. These pistols were marked with a large and elaborate American eagle crest, in an attempt by DWM to enhance the gun’s appeal to Americans. A similar tactic was used in production of Lugers for Swiss sale, with a large Swiss cross (and it worked well). After complaints about the small caliber of the early 1900 Lugers, DWM developed the 9mm Parabellum cartridge, and attempted to sell them commercially in the US (and elsewhere). A small batch were also purchased for further military testing. Rock Island has a bunch of Lugers in their upcoming auction, including the two, complete with holster.
You got it smokey-seven,this is one of a 1000 that the US Military purchased from DWM for field trails.As you can see they did try them out,and did not like the weak caliber. so DWM exchanged
50 of them with 9mm one's. All these guns were later auctioned off by the US military to the public.As stated the American Eagle crest was put on the guns by DWM to make it more interesting to the
American market.The one's tested by the military were just known as the DWM 1900 test eagle,and the only way to tell them apart from the standard eagle pistol was that the military one's did not
have any markings on the guns except the serial number.The serial numbers were from 6100 to 7100 my gun is 68xx. These Lugers had nothing to do with the 45ACP trials Luger.
Someplace in my shed I have an unopened box of six new M40 9mm magazines .
I will have to root around on the bins.
Found it but I was wrong on the number so it's four new M40 magazines.
You know who just sent an email that they're selling some Finns and Swedes.
$1500-$1700 or so.
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