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Post by Neil Young » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:16 pm

Hi Guys and Gals (the latter is an assumption). My name is Neil Young, and no I am not part of the Crazy Horse group and I can't sing at all. Since I am older than the singer, we can't say that my Mom was infatuated with him, hence my name.

I am a fairly new collector, only about 5 years. My primary interest is in Imperial German Lugers with special interest in Lugers with Imperial cavalry unit marking. Right now I have a number of Lugers, but only four have cavalry unit marks (they are difficult to find). They are the 13th Uhlans, the 19th Hussars, the 8th Dragoons and the 2nd Kurassiers. I try to collect memorabilia that applies to the regiments for which I have pistols; pipes, sabers, carbines, dress epaulets, holsters, beer steins, liquor flasks, Soldbuchs, Militarpas, regimental history books, shooting awards, photos, etc. Now to the point--I do also look for helmets to go with each unit marked pistol. So far, I have a very nice and complete Tshapka for the 13th Uhlans, a Dragoon spike helmet in good condition and a quite nice 19th Hussar Busby.

I am very interested in expanding my collection, in a controlled way (I don't want to get out of control, which I tend to do) and to learn more about this fascinating hobby. When I ask stupid questions, you don't have to be gentle with me. I usually deserve any abuse that I get, and I will get over it :oops: . I feel confident that this is an excellent place to learn.

Thanks for letting me join.

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Post by gunner cooper » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:30 pm

Hello and welcome, would love to see some of your lugers

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:58 pm

Welcome to the forum, yes pictures of the marked lugers would be great to see!!!

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Post by kaiser » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:11 pm

as of today i am a new member so i will welcome another new member here to the forum
just to blend in :thumb up:

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Post by joerookery » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:49 pm

Welcome! I think this forum has probably the premier Lugar collector. Brother Anderson always brings a huge selection to the SOS And this is the place for KR2 history.

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Post by Neil Young » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:51 pm

Thank you gentlemen for the welcome. I will post some photos as soon as I get my photo bucket account fleshed out and figure out the posting procedure. I've read the instructions and hopefully it will be easier than it sounds.

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Post by Neil Young » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:56 pm

Yes Joe, George and I are good friends and I usually sit with him at his SOS tables. My collection is extremely small when compared to his and others that I know. However, I do enjoy each small increment of growth. In fact, he is the reason that I joined this group. Thanks for having me.

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Post by Spiker » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:30 am

Neil Young wrote:...I don't want to get out of control, which I tend to do....

Neil
That’s what I said too #-o ,but I need to find yet another storage place 8-[ ,there is no cure for the Haubevirus !

Welcome Neil.
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Post by Khukri » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:50 am

Welcome to the Forum !

Kü Regt Nr 2... Oh yes !!

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Post by Neil Young » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:21 am

Francis:
How about a little dialog on the photos you attached.

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Post by Khukri » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:26 am

Sure Neil !

You wrote about the Luger pistols. Interesting ! Looking forward to see the pics !

Well, this are pictures from the Kürassier Regt "Königin" Nr 2 stables in Pasewalk. I was there on a trip last year as I was working on a book then as a co author. A book on "The Battle of the Silver Helmets" 12th August 1914.
My wife and I visited the garrison towns of the 17th and 3rd Kav Bde Regiments. Kü Regt Nr 2 was in the 3rd Kav Bde. Our book is available now !
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Post by Neil Young » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:27 pm

How do I go about getting a copy of the Book?
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Post by Khukri » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:11 pm

July in the USA !

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:12 pm

Welcome Neil and Jonas, it is great to have you with us!
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Post by Neil Young » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:52 pm

Thanks for all of the welcomes Gentlemen.
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Post by 911car » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:45 pm

I will add mine, Neil!
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Post by Neil Young » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:29 pm

Much appreciated Bruno.
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