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nce again, American Handgunner is proud to be the exclusive venue for this year's American Pistolsmiths Guild Raffle Gun of the Year.

Once a year, the talented members of the guild gather to create a one-off, stunning example of the custom pistolsmith’s art. This year may represent one of the most compelling, a blend of old-world design with modern custom gun-maker skills. The hundreds of years of combimed knowledge of some of the world’s best custom ‘smiths, together in one, small work of art, has to be measured in more than money. Since this particular juxtaposition will likely never occur again, what price can be put on it? You could get something similar, something even close to it, but never again could you get this particular example of the pistolsmith’s art. There’s only one Eiffel Tower, one Last Supper and only one custom Luger like this.

This incredible effort, once a standard 1921-dated DWM 9mm military version, has been reduced in size to the approximate dimensions of the personal gun of George Luger. After shortening the barrel approximately 1.5” and the grip by .5”, the result seems almost like an imaginary thing - but it’s not. It’s real. As a result of the process, the magazine capacity is reduced by one round, leaving a tidy package in anyone’s opinion. This initial major rework was done by Neil Keller of Kustom Ballistics. But then the rest happened.

The gun has been engraved and gold inlayed by Brian Powley. The metal refinishing and rust bluing is by Ted Green, the grips furnished by Hugh Clark, those perfect magazine bottoms by G. T. Specialties and the presentation case with the APG logo is by Center Custom Cases.

You have a significant chance at winning this superlative Luger. Contact Jim Stroh for more details.
Ticket cost: $20 each (no limit) and only 950 available!
Check or Money Order (no Credit Cards)
Drawing April 1, 2005
Please enclose stamped, self addressed envelope to:
American Pistolsmiths Guild
3238 Della Slaton Rd.
Comer, GA 30629
(706) 783-2131, jim@alphaprecisioninc.com


Click on these thumbnails to see two additional pictures that didn't make it into the American Handgunner article --->

The outstanding engraving of the APG logo is by:
Akulazik Engraving, Spring, Texas <
http://www.akulazik.com/>
Click on these images for a larger view



Kustom Ballistics
16848 900N
Decatur, IN 46733
(260) 223-1993
kellers@mchsi.com
Brian Powley Engravers
206 Oakwood Avenue
Bloomingdale, OH 43910
(740) 543-8443
brian@powleyengraving.com
G. T. Specialties
316 West Straford Drive
Chandler, AZ 85225-7117
(480) 632-6565
gctomeks@msn.com
Les Center
140-35 Queens Blvd, # 314
Jamaica, NY 11435
(441) 296-8766

Ted Green's Luger
Strawing Service

(505) 891-3883
thor340@aol.com
Hugh Clark
P O Box 598
Devers, TX 77538