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Gringo

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That will likely make the rounds again. It is quite unfortunate that RIA doesn't take adequate pictures. Either by design (most likely, since most of their pictures are of the exact same angles), or by accident. It is difficult to tell what the DH looks like from these angles, but no commercial proofing or rework evident.
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Another prize. “The blood gun”.
What’s going on with the magazine of this pistol?
Doesn't look like anything unusual with regard to the magazines. Police pistols are occasionaly seen with two matching magazines, which this one appears to have. Too bad someone ruined what was likely a nice police luger.
 
Can't be 100% sure, but I think it's this fake.
 

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Doesn't look like anything unusual with regard to the magazines. Police pistols are occasionaly seen with two matching magazines, which this one appears to have. Too bad someone ruined what was likely a nice police luger.
On the link to the pistol I’ve posted, the inserted magazine in the photos doesn’t sit properly. It looks almost backwards, even if not fully seated the angles of the magazine base look wrong. Perhaps its me.IMG_5193.jpegIMG_5194.jpeg
 
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On the link to the pistol I’ve posted, the inserted magazine in the photos doesn’t sit properly. It looks almost backwards, even if not fully seated the angles of the magazine base look wrong. Perhaps its me.View attachment 399060View attachment 399061
Nothing wrong with the aluminum bottom magazine. In late 1939 a new magazine design came into use that used a zig-zag elongated magazine spring rather than a round shaped coil spring. The front edge of the magazine body bottom was cut at 90 degree angle to accommodate this new spring.
 
Thank you for this information. I have never noticed this on any of the other Lugers I have seen or handled. Even many aluminum bottom mags in photos don’t look like this. Always learning new stuff.
When coupled with the pistol on that website, it struck me as even more peculiar.
 
Thank you for this information. I have never noticed this on any of the other Lugers I have seen or handled. Even many aluminum bottom mags in photos don’t look like this. Always learning new stuff.
When coupled with the pistol on that website, it struck me as even more peculiar.
Once you see it as you have here, it will probably jump out more for you when you see them in the guns. Look for photos of post 1939 Lugers with matching mags or better still look at any magazine in the Luger with the visible pin going through the bottom piece grasping knob. Any period black bottom magazine will be made the same way.
 

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