Awesome find Tim !
From my childhood on I am interested in weapons and the WWII.
Once I read in our local newspaper a story about a man who fled a prisoncamp and to protect his family slept with a gun under his pillow. When he was safe he forgot the gun and when ik came up he handed it to the police. He was so attached to it that the detectives made a photo for him to remember it. That made such an impression on me that I never forgot it. I even kept the paperclipping
Years and years and years later I told that story to my grandad. I remember he went completely silent, walked to his workingroom and showed me a 20x30cm photo of a... Luger I'll never forget it...
He was in the Jap camps on the island of Java but never told me a thing about it. Now he and my grandmother have gone I found a large trunk stuffed with their camp-dogtags, many letters, postcards in Maleisian writing, his uniform, helmet, military passport etc etc. EVen the boattickets back to Holland and the last telegram : we'll be home tonight at last" is there....Googebumps 'n tears I tell you.
I wil not post those pictures here. Will find a suitable place on this forum.
Funny that the Luger story 'triggert' this memory....Just had to share this.
Regards from Holland.
nice story jos, love to see the pictures
heck i want a dug up mp-40
Truly disgusting that a nations govt. has so little faith in its people that they cant even own a handgun.
Its confusing anymore,,who are the laws really serving? pretty soon steak knives and cricket bats will be outlawed as well or shortened for that matter. Yep....cant have any history lying around,, that might tell a story of the past. Cars dont kill but the person behind the wheel, does!.....BUT THAT BAD BAD OLD RUSTY LUGER,, now thats an accident waiting to happen but not the drunk behind the wheel of a car! I wonder if the authorities will De-nazify it also,, then maybe after alot of red tape and a long waiting period and a background check of the soon to be owner,,just maybe he will own it,, or just a photo of it. yep great laws protect!! Nice luger by the way!......sorry for the rant regards Larry
I agree with ME109g4, it is discusting that we cant own handguns anymore, but if it wasnt for idiots running around shooting people with them we would still own our guns, and we still want to. the luger found is one i would love to have
common sence says it will never fire again but it has to be deactivated or get cut up, so deac it i say. My own story of a Luger is when i was a boy my elder brother had one and the fool fired it in the house, my dad went nut,s anfd took it to the river thames and through it off chiswick bridge. I often think of the gun siting down there i the water
only to think a good magnet my find it one day.