Skip to comments.Rare Howard Hughes Hell’s Angels Luger Pistol to be Auctioned
Posted on 06/25/2011 9:47:17 AM PDT by marktwain
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Sounds interesting...BUT, #2,757,945 in Books and it is begging for its first customer review!
Thanks for the pic.
I see it has the original rare wooden bottom magazine.Those are really hard to find.
Sad state for such a pretty pistol.
What class machining. The aesthetics overwhelm....
Years ago when Erma came out with its 22 model I bought one. Same problem, jamming. I finally sold it. I must say, they are good looking guns though.
Exactly. European loads are light for caliber high velocity sub-machine gun rounds that can also be applied to pistols.
Most Americans have the peculiar notion that a pistol should hit that at which you aim, penetrate to it’s vitals, and stop what ever nonsense gave you cause to shoot, and then let you get ready for what happens next. That leads to heavier bullets launched at lower speeds.
Good work can be done by both concepts. Napoleon, recognizing that more men are scared off than killed off said “The Morale is the the Materiel as three is to one.”
I always thought that the Luger was a beautiful gun. Not the best mechanically maybe, but beautiful to look at.
But she looks... “tired” ;-)
Spanish Largo is 9x23, Parabellum is 9x19.
The display of ignorance about Lugers on this thread is amusing. The gun in question is an early model, which is rarer and worth more than an ordinary military model from either world war, but the auctioneer has a questionable reputation in collecting circles. Somebody with more money than sense will buy this gun.
BTW, Lugers are ammunition sensitive, but 115 grain Winchester white box ammo usually works fine.
Kinda like R. L. Wilson, who can now tell you the value of rare Colts in cigarette equivalents? ;)
What about R.L. Wilson?
I picked up 4 different volumes for $4.95 each in the remainder rack. I figure a tad more than a dollar a pound for all the great photos.
He got to the point where rare Colts were “worth what he said they were worth”, and was involved in a deal that turned out too sweet for him.
He served a year. When he got out he was tried on a spearate matter in KY but was acquitted.
Guy gets to play with cool guns for a living and gets greedy all the same.
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