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#262207 - 03/25/12 02:50 PM SA. C.Gustav Spitzer

Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 18
Loc: UK
This was my first dagger I acquired in 1979.

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#262210 - 03/25/12 03:08 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: JOHN JURY]
dr73 Online

Registered: 12/24/08
Posts: 662
Loc: Europe
You picked a fine dagger as your first one! I wasn't that lucky. My first dagger was a fake luftwaffe dagger grin


#262215 - 03/25/12 04:02 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: dr73]
Pitbull63 Offline

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 566
Loc: Pa. U.S.A.

Very nice early Sa, looks to be in very nice condition.

In memory of my loyal companion Nitro.

#262219 - 03/25/12 04:35 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: Pitbull63]

Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 18
Loc: UK
Thanks,really I should of said my first original dagger,about 1972/73 I had three 'Spanish fakes'when I first started out(SA,Navy,RAD all marked ACS)like every body else I learned from my mistakes,this one came from the son of a British army officer,who had 'liberated' loads of edged weapons but over the years sold off or had given to relatives.I bought what he had left SA a complete army dagger and an M33 SS dagger.The SA dagger has a bit of bruising on the back of the grip and you can see that it had been dropped at some time as the scabbard chape tip has been flatterned.I also got Mr Stephens book Reproduction? Recognition! which has been one of the best buys ever and you can never have enough books.

#262221 - 03/25/12 04:47 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: JOHN JURY]
dr73 Online

Registered: 12/24/08
Posts: 662
Loc: Europe
I couldn't agree more with you about referencebooks. Any new collector should start buying books before buying daggers. It saves alot of money (and disappointment).

#262293 - 03/26/12 04:42 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: dr73]
seany Online

Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 1187
Loc: england
Very nice dagger. my 1st was a fake army marked holler, but my 1st real one was a SA by franz steinhoff
Regards Sean

#262298 - 03/26/12 05:55 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: seany]
Mikee Offline

Registered: 08/24/03
Posts: 3002
Nice SA! I remember getting a repro Luft as well. Still have it and the nice case it came with. Books and hands on are a must!

#262315 - 03/26/12 07:26 PM Re: SA. C.Gustav Spitzer [Re: Mikee]
Siegfried B Offline

Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 1451
Loc: East
Great conditioned Spitzer John.
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-- German Militaria References --

Armband ID Guide
Awards - Combat Badges & Clasps
Awards - Iron Cross 1st Gallery
Awards - Iron Cross 1st Spanges
Awards - Iron Cross 2nd Gallery
Awards - Iron Cross 2nd Spanges
Awards - Knight's Cross Gallery
Awards - Military Medals
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Belt Buckle Id Guide
Cuff Title Id Guide - Non-SS
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Dagger - Blade Mottos
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Dagger - SS RZM Codes
Gorget ID Guide
Hat/Cap Metal Emblem Id Guide
HeeresWaffenAmt Codes
Helmet Decal Id Guide
Insignia - NSDAP
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Lieferant & LDO Numbers
Military Services Waffenfarbe
Optics Maker Codes
RZM M1 - Insignia & Badge Makers
RZM M2 - Metal Work Suppliers
RZM M3 - Party Emblem Makers
RZM M4 - Buckle Makers
RZM M5 - Uniform Accessories
RZM M7 - Edged Weapons Makers
RZM M9 - Tinnie Makers
RZM M11/12 - NSDAP LS Medals & Minature Makers

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U.S. Military Medals
U.S. Ribbon Chart
U.S. WW1 Division Patches
U.S. WW2 Army & Corps Patches
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DWM Military/Contract Lugers 1906-29
Rework & Non-DWM Lugers 1920-1945
Walther Pistols - Model 1-9
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