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    My favorite handguns

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Umm, excuse me? Might I humbly request that you pick a favorite example or two and head over to "other handguns" and tell us all about them?
    GhostHorse had asked me in another thread where I had explained that I have a large accumulation of guns but only a small collection of Korth revolvers and I want to explain that here.

    I started to learn pistolcraft after the military in an upscale private gun club on either a club owned FN Medalist International 150 or a Colt Officer Model Match. I also had the opportunity to shoot the personal guns of the other mostly very affluent members. I was still in school and did not have the money to collect firearms for a long time to come. My first revolver was a S&W M14-2, followed by a pre-owned Colt Python for $400 plus tax. Next I had bought a Gehmann Walther GSP and sold it later to switch to a Hammerli International 208 to use in practice and matches.

    However, I had shot SIG P210s, Korths, Manurhin MR73s, HK P7s and P9s and the Korths had mostly impressed me and I wanted one for decades! Instead of buying those expensive guns I really wanted, I bought hundreds of used guns over the years for good prices as a quick fix to a serious gun addiction.,

    Finally my kids were grown and I had more disposible income and started collecting Korth revolvers made in Ratzeburg and visited the factory in 2008, right before it closed. Here are some of my favourite handguns from my accumulation of high quality shooters:

    I like the old Korths that were made when Willi Korth was still alive and this five shot .357 is my favorite centerfire revolver.



    My first Korth was a rimfire and it is my favourite rimfire revolver.



    My favourite rimfire pistol is a Hammerli 212 Jaegerschaftspistole.


    My favorite centerfire pistol is a SIG P210-6



    While I enjoy all those guns for their quality and accuracy, I carry a Glock and just bought a pristine Taurus 83 last week end.

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    Beautiful handguns..thanks for posting! There are tools..and then there is artwork.
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    Nice! Wow! Tell us more; there's clearly more to tell. Unless that round thing next to the hammer is a "nothing to see here" button.
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    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Nice! Wow! Tell us more; there's clearly more to tell. Unless that round thing next to the hammer is a "nothing to see here" button.
    That is the cylinder release, from 1969 on it was moved up there and is actually very user friendly. 1969 was also when Korth started using a roller bearing for the double action trigger. The exchangeable bearing came in five different diameters, providing different yet extremely uniform stacking. From 1969 on the grips for Korths were made by an unknown German start-up company called Karl Nill.

    The Ratzeburg manufactured revolvers all have an adjustable trigger overtravel stop and a cylinder release button, making cleaning a breeze.

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    That Sig P210-6 is probably the worst centerfire pistol ever made. And, since I'm such a nice guy I'd gladly help a brother out of a jam and take it off your hands.

    Really nice collection of things that go bang.

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    That is a real collection of fine guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrcarr67 View Post
    That Sig P210-6 is probably the worst centerfire pistol ever made. And, since I'm such a nice guy I'd gladly help a brother out of a jam and take it off your hands.

    Really nice collection of things that go bang.
    I actually liked my P210-4 a little better, it has the service sights and a 1000 gr trigger spring, whereas the -6 has a 500 gr trigger spring, a different trigger stirr-up and a slightly differently contoured trigger blade. I had gifted it to my oldest son but have bought a replacement -4 and am awaiting delivery. The P210-4 has a D serial prefix for Deutschland since 5,000 were issued to the borderguards. The P210-6 the P prefix for Private guns, Swiss military issues had an A for Army.



    And the replacement on a vendor supplied photo. The P210-4 has a loaded cartridge indicator and no lanyard loop.

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