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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Greetings, members:
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I have 'deconstructed' a 1939 Stoeger catalog (#31) for the purpose of making quality flat scans to share. These are at 400dpi.

The Stoeger 'New York Worlds Fair 1939 Jubilee Issue' was printed as the Federal Firearms Act of 1938 was taking effect, Hitler had just annexed Austria (Stoeger was the U.S. importer for Mannlicher Schoenauer rifles and carbines as well as P08 Lugers, Walther,...), while the new Fair Labor and Standards Act guaranteed most wage earning Americans a minimum of twenty five cents an hour for their efforts. More than 8 hours a day or 40 per week would be time-and-a-half.

A genuine Colt 'Frontier Model' (Peacemaker) could be ordered from Stoeger in your choice of caliber (including .375 Mag.) or barrel length for thirty seven dollars and fifty cents. A brand new Luger would set you back $100.00, or $15 more for the eight inch barreled model with target sights.

Per the website usinflationcalculator.com , $100 in 1939 would be equivalent to $1,759.17 in 2017.

There are pages of ballistic data and listings of factory cartridges (including Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken), period reloading equipment, powders and more.

If anyone would like to see pages posted here of particular data, firearms, etc.. from the 1939 Stoeger, please let me know and I'll oblige.
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Let's start with a little blast from the past,...
This Reloading Game:

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Inside front cover, 1939 Stoeger catalog.

* Thanks to Alpo for correction re: 1938 FFA
* Thanks to Mak for reminding me of the inflation index
 

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If anyone was qualified to write that article it was Phil Sharpe. I have his book, "The Rifle in America" and it's thorough.

Apparently I got the first vote!!!....lol!!!
 

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If anyone was qualified to write that article it was Phil Sharpe. I have his book, "The Rifle in America" and it's thorough.

Apparently I got the first vote!!!....lol!!!
Glad you liked it.

There's plenty more of Mannlicher Schoenauer interest, as well.

I'm thinking Mannlicher Schoenauer / 'Big game' rifles, doubles... should have their own 'forum' section.
 

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gr, I think somewhere I saw quite a bit of data on the 8 X 58R. That's the old cartridge for converted rolling blocks from the Scandinavian countries, correct? Lemme try to find where I saw that and hopefully it might be something you haven't already found.

Roth, I don't know that breaking the forums down to particular makes or actions of rifles is necessary for this forum but I do believe the shotguns and rifles should be separated into separate forums.
 
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What cost $38 in 1939 would cost $667.48 in 2016.
Not a bad price for a proper Colt six-gun.

According to usinflationcalculator.com, the comp. for the Luger would be $1759.17 (or $2023.04 for the 'artillery' type).

Mannlicher Schoenauer carbines started at $140.00 ($2462.83 in 2017). Add $15 ($263.87) for the Take Down version, again for the folding peep sight... .

Stoeger got six and a half 1939 dollars for box of 20 (DWM 531) rounds for an M1910 Mannlicher Schoenauer. That converts to $114.35 per box in 2017, or about $5.72 per round.
 

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Berdan Primers
From the 1939 Stoeger catalog:

A list matching Berdan primers to DWM cartridges by DWM number (headstamp).


DWM numbers are also listed, more completely, on the 1935 DWM Ballistics charts of pages 292-293).
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9_5X57MS%20DWM1.jpg Cal. 9.5X57
DWM = Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken
K = Karlsruhe
(location of factory)
531 = Cartridge Number for 9.5X57

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In 1925, DWM added 'date codes'
Per Municion.org, the codes through 1939 were:
V = 1925
U = 1926
T = 1927
S = 1928
R = 1929
Q = 1930
P = 1931
O = 1932
N = 1933
M = 1934
L = 1935
K = 1936
J,I= 1937
H = 1938
G = 1939
 

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Is there any reloading data.
I am tryng to gather data on the 8X58R or 8X58RD.
Per the data on page 299 of the '39 Stoeger (and on the 1935 DWM Ballistics charts, pages 292-293), the DWM cartridge number (and headstamp) for 8X58R was DWM 462.

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From the 'site municion.org
They have data for 8X58R en Espanol.
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I found a lengthy article regarding 8X58R by Galen R. Burgett with load data, pressures, etc.. at dutchman.rebooty.com/GB8x58RD.html .
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There's more at the aforementioned 'site.
 

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