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#1 Murray

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 10:21 PM

This is what I got for Christmas.
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1893 Borchardt semi auto serial number 315 made by Ludwic Loewe of Berlin around 1894.
Cased with accessories including stock. cheek piece, holster, cleaning kit and hold open device, spare mag, oil can, bore brush, screw driver, pin punches and case key.
The very first semi auto pistol made and the holy grail of Luger collecting which is my other gun hobby.

Kind wishes.


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#2 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 10:26 PM

DROOLLLLLL ยง8-P*********
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:01 PM

Beautiful! That is a sexy beast. tongue.gif You are blessed. Definitely one of my top 10 favorite handguns of all time. I can't put them in order as it would be like choosing children. One of these days...maybe....hope looks dim for me..... sad.gif
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 07:11 AM

Murray you are indeed a lucky man!

That pistol is the first - and all others studied it to learn how it was made and how to improve it, making it SO significant.

And your's look like it is in beautiful shape as well!

Enjoy!

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 07:17 AM


"WOW" I like it Beautiful


See ya

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 07:20 AM

NICE biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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#7 full auto 45

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:09 AM

Very nice indeed. You be one lucky man. First a medal from the Queen and then this!
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:20 AM

OH MY GOD!
I thought they only existed in books!!!
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#9 Norm

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:21 PM

VERY NICE! biggrin.gif
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:04 PM

Will you adopt me? I'll bring my Harley and let you ride it ...

I've NEVER seen that pistol in anything other than photos - v. nice weapon. Do you have any history on it? rolleyes.gif
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:28 PM

Murray,.. very,very nice!....Santa was very good all around the world!... wink.gif
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#12 Murray

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 04:10 PM

I agree, it is a great gun. History is interesting. It has been in New Zealand for about 23 years having come from England in 1983.
I have lusted after it for years and finally got the oportunity to aquire it.
The Borchardt is an interesting firearm in as much it was the first hand gun to employ a "box" magazine which is also used for the Thompson.
It also used Hiram Maxim's toggle lock principal which was used in the Maxim machine gun.
George Luger refined the design in to the Luger pistol as we all now know it and many of the Borchardt ideas are still in the Luger.
It looks kind of ungainly but I can assure you that it fits into one's hand nicely and is very well balanced.
When you fit the Stock and cheek piece it becomes a great carbine.
No! I wont be firing it, one reason it that the ammo is virtually impossible to find and secondly, as it is over 112 years old, I don"t want to damage it in any way.
Kind wishes.
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