German Quality At Its Best

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Danny, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Former Guest

    69
    May 11, 2007
    Colorado
    You have a very nice collection of WW 2 German pistols.

    I sold all of my Walthers many years ago but 2 - PP & PPK, both 9mmK bottom mag release. Used to have about 15 or 20 but they got in the way of my growing P.38 collection and had to go. Only so much wall space

    All I see I want is the Flieger/Fallschirmjäger Messer.

    Here is a photo of my "best" P.38, a 30 Luger single action from the vet in 1968.
    Sarge
     

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  2. denny 714

    denny 714 Member

    225
    Oct 5, 2010
    Just beautiful, Danny, "Congats"!
     

  3. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    Beautiful collection-wow
     
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I must agree with all of the comments, a truly beautiful collection. I want them all!
     
  5. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Nice gravity knife too-german steel is some of the worlds finest.
     
  6. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Some of that "German craftsmanship" hurt them in WWII. Almost up to the very end they stuck with the system of parts inspection and marking, pre-assembly, fitting and parts numbering, all methods of an earlier day. Who knows how many millions of man hours went into stamping microscopic inspector's marks on tiny parts or into assemblers marking each part to match the serial number. The whole thing was so completely absurd because their tooling, some of the best in the world, really did produce fully interchangeable parts, which still had to be inspected, marked, hand assembled, numbered, disassembled, finished, then reassembled because the 18th century rules said to do it that way.

    Jim
     
  7. reinhard

    reinhard Member

    205
    Jun 25, 2010
    fantastic collection of german wartime guns
     
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