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The condition is the reason I am trying to determine originality.

When I purchased it, it was in a small stack of gun related documents. You know the kind all gun folks stack up, but then never do anything with. Some Ruger stuff from the 70's. S&W, etc.

Documents were in the bottom of a box lot of ammunition at an auction. Bidding was for the ammo. Auctioneer didn't even mention the documents when it came up. I suspected they would end up in the trash can so bought the lot. Now figuring out if I need to get them into the hands of someone who would want them, or if to add them to my stack of documents I never do anything with..... ;)
 

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Reproducing only one of anything would be highly unusual so if it is a repro, there should be others. Conditionwise, I have original US military manuals well over a century old that are in similar appearance.
 

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Reproducing only one of anything would be highly unusual so if it is a repro, there should be others. Conditionwise, I have original US military manuals well over a century old that are in similar appearance.

My Google searches turned references to some reproductions, but I could find no pictures, Ebay sales or any listed on the various gun selling sites.
 

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I know that these manuals were reproduced as far back as the late '70s. It would not surprise me to learn that they were copied well before then. Thirty or forty years of age can make a good copy a scary proposition.
 

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Originals not on clay-filled (super smooth) paper and IMO should exhibit some rust on staples at this point. Repros still available. As I recall it, originals in tan covers. Recommend you ask on the Luft. drillings forum on Still's Luger Forum where the specialists are.
 

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Originals not on clay-filled (super smooth) paper and IMO should exhibit some rust on staples at this point. Repros still available. As I recall it, originals in tan covers. Recommend you ask on the Luft. drillings forum on Still's Luger Forum where the specialists are.
Found the forum. Thanks!
 

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Found the forum. Thanks!
Does anyone know how to put up a post on the Still Luger Forum?

I registered and posted. Message said that it needed moderator approval. Day and a half later, no post.

Though, at this point I am posting only for confirmation. I was contacted through Gunbroker, where I have listed this manual and have received confirmation from a very reputable source that it is original!
 
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