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 Post subject: Recommendations, anyone?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:08 pm 
Two hints:

1) Lugers - if you just want a shooter, look for one that's not completely original. The collecters won't be interested in it, and the price will be a lot lower. I picked up a 1938 Oberndorf P-08 a few years ago for $300, because it had been polished and reblued. It's a lovely piece, but no collector would touch it.

The Luger is probably the most beautiful and graceful handgun ever made, but they really don't work that well; the sights suck, and they have a jillion little parts. They have to be carefully maintained, which is a real liability in a military pistol. Mine jams about once out of each eight-round mag, and a Luger collector I know tells me this is fairly typical. But, I still love the Luger. It's worth having one just for aesthetics; they are beautiful.

2) Turkish Mausers - be careful, there's a reason they're so cheap. The quality control was iffy. Some of them were quite good, others aren't worth the gunpowder it takes to blow them to hell. If you buy one, have it checked over carefully before firing. The Yugo M48s on the market right now are better deals for the money.


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