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Old 01-14-2022, 6:57 PM
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Default Mauser C96 Restored by Lugerman

Just received my newly restored Mauser C96 by Lugerman. It took him a long 2 years and 9 months to complete the project.

The pistol that was brought to him was a Chinese import Mauser C96 Bolo with a 4 inch barrel, completely shot out. It was an ugly gun, severe rust and pitting under the grips, smooth bore, mismatched numbers, no blue finish, etc.

I only have one picture of the pistol before the restoration unfortunately, but here it is.

The gun has been converted from 7.63 Mauser to 9mm Luger, reblued, new barrel installed, new grip frame, and grips.

All I can say is the images don’t do justice to how incredible Lugerman’s work is. The barrel and grip frame job was excellent, you can tell the hard work that went into the pistol’s restoration.

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That sir, is a thing of beauty!
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Wow!! Looks fantastic.
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Thanks for sharing. Excellent work.
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Pistol looks great

Let us know how it shoots
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Out of curiosity, what was the time quoted, and what was the actual length of time it took for the work? He screwed me on my Red 9 C96, but hopefully, yours came out better than mine did.
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Out of curiosity, what was the time quoted, and what was the actual length of time it took for the work? He screwed me on my Red 9 C96, but hopefully, yours came out better than mine did.
He originally quoted me that the gun would have been finished at late 2020, but he finished beginning of this year. I’m guessing the long delay was partly because of covid, his workshop moving, and that he took in too much work that he could handle efficiently.

I just received the pistol last week.

I remember what he did to your pistol, he should have stamped a new Mauser address on the top of the chamber and at least gave you a partial refund for what happened to your barrel.
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He originally quoted me that the gun would have been finished at late 2020, but he finished beginning of this year. I’m guessing the long delay was partly because of covid, his workshop moving, and that he took in too much work that he could handle efficiently.

I just received the pistol last week.

I remember what he did to your pistol, he should have stamped a new Mauser address on the top of the chamber and at least gave you a partial refund for what happened to your barrel.
Yeah, I had gotten the sort end of the stick on that one. A friend of mine ended up buying it. I put three rounds through it and it just became a nightmare. A friend replaced the sear arm, trigger, and a couple of other things, and it just isn't reliably functional. We noticed that there was material missing off the back of the trigger that wasn't blued (the trigger was fire blued everywhere except for the spot with the missing material.) My friend is under the assumption that Lugerman may have messed with it.
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Yeah, I had gotten the sort end of the stick on that one. A friend of mine ended up buying it. I put three rounds through it and it just became a nightmare. A friend replaced the sear arm, trigger, and a couple of other things, and it just isn't reliably functional. We noticed that there was material missing off the back of the trigger that wasn't blued (the trigger was fire blued everywhere except for the spot with the missing material.) My friend is under the assumption that Lugerman may have messed with it.
You have more than enough grounds to have Lugerman fix your pistol. You should try to get ahold of him through email and send him pictures of the problems and also letting him know it has reliability issues.

He has a youtube channel now, try to make a comment on one of his videos about your C96.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcy...n2SAA/featured
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You have more than enough grounds to have Lugerman fix your pistol. You should try to get ahold of him through email and send him pictures of the problems and also letting him know it has reliability issues.

He has a youtube channel now, try to make a comment on one of his videos about your C96.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcy...n2SAA/featured
I sold the C96 a while back. I doubt he'd take it back and "Fix" it. I've heard of stories where it's just as problematic coming back as it is going there. Plus it'd probably be at his shop for 1-2 more years and he wouldn't reply to any emails or phone calls like he did for me.
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I sold the C96 a while back. I doubt he'd take it back and "Fix" it. I've heard of stories where it's just as problematic coming back as it is going there. Plus it'd probably be at his shop for 1-2 more years and he wouldn't reply to any emails or phone calls like he did for me.
That is a shame, he ruined an original Mauser C96 Red 9.
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