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John L. Sands's Article – April 2012 Archive (2)

A Stab in the Dark - The Night Pistol

On the subject of rare variants of Georg Luger's pistols, consider his flashlight assisted pistol. Today there are two of these known to exist. They were used by the personal bodyguards of Adolph Hitler and were called the "Night Pistols." Besides illuminating the darkness, they were loaded with tracer rounds which made them an awesome and terrifying night…


Added by John L. Sands on April 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Toggle-Lock Pistol

On my 16th birthday I was awarded a California Driver's License and my father gave me a 1949 MG Midget. The only things I loved as much as sporty cars were classic firearms.The first place I drove was to a gun shop in Culver City,Ca. It was called Martin B. Retting's "Ye Old Western Hunter." This was 1956 and at this time Retting was a major collector and the gun shop…


Added by John L. Sands on April 3, 2012 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

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