.45 ACP Luger

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Highpower, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    OK collectors.... now's your chance! :D


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  2. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    :rolleyes:Wow, I would almost just like to go to see who would be there! :rolleyes:
     

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  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    One million dollars would buy me 1 hell of a farm!
     
  4. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Bear,
    You forgot the "ire"...... (firearm) :D
     
  5. gadrooning

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    Just watched a special on this on Guns of the World. I believe there were only 2 ever made. They were specifically made for the army to test along with the 1911 for the armies new side arm. Can't remember the name of the gunsmith that is actually remaking these for sale to the public. I wanna think he is going to sell them for about 8K each. Would be cool to have one.
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Got my flight to Cali booked. Now I need someones couch to sleep on, as I will have no money left for the Hotel room.:D
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    A hostel would probably suit you well, dude. :p
     
  8. superc

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    I was privileged (being friends of a General's son helped) to visit the USMA museum back in the early 70s and hold and fire a shot through the one they had there back then.

    A gunsmith named Martz was also chopping up 3 Lugers at a time to make one .45 Luger that same decade. .45 P-38s too. His (immaculate creations) went a little cheaper than this one is being priced. I seem to recall an outfit in Miami (Gangster guns .com?) also making one up for sale fairly recently

    I thought there were 10 of the US .45 Lugers, not just 2? Germany declined to continue the testing as 1) they probably knew the War was coming and 2) they didn't want to do the expensive retooling producing the next 200 would require with no assurance of winning the contract.

    The Savage pistol almost won the 1911 competition. What killed them was the shipment of 2,000 for the next phase of testing. The guns were (allegedly) loaded onto a box car for railroad shipment to the Army, but the car never made it. Colt then won by default as Savage failed to supply the required number of guns for the field tests. A little skullduggery perhaps? An extension of time to meet the deadline was not granted. The shipment was never located, but every now and then an old Savage .45 pops up somewhere (several in the Southwestern US in the past 40 years) which is strange because Savage never sold one to the public.
     
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  9. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    will that thing really bring a million?....:rolleyes:

    it would be a nice collectors piece...but damn i couldnt aford the insurance fees:eek:
     
  10. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    I hear that. The rate to insure that firearm would be $16,910/year.
    Absolutely crazy. :eek:
     
  11. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Bidding closed at $494,500........

    Unknown if it met reserve / actually sold. :(
     
  12. canebrake

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    Wow, a German autoloader with ball!