Skip to comments.Lugerman – The Eugene Golubtsov Story
Posted on 10/09/2018 5:12:24 AM PDT by w1n1
Best known as Lugerman, the man who brought back the M1907 U.S.Army Test Trials Luger and perfected it, Eugene Golubtsov ranks as one of the best master gunmakers in the world today.
Not only does he make the Luger to the same standards of fit and finish as the originals, he also restores fine firearms to new condition. ere are very few men who can do this job properly and he is one of the best.
His is the inspirational story of a hardworking young man who made good, showing what keeping your nose to the grindstone can do for you.
EUGENE WAS BORN in Siberia in 1975, but not even the draconian anti-gun laws of the communist Soviet Union could stifle his interest in firearms.
At 12, he read his first gun book, an encyclopedia with every new handgun by name and caliber. At 14, he built his first handgun, a matchlock, out of copper pipes and plywood. He used the heads of matches for powder and melted down lead fishing weights for bullets.
AT AGE 21, Eugene began collecting handguns and within three years had accumulated over 300. These were from World Wars I and II, as well as modern handguns of different designs and models. Eugene was buying them cheap and having local gunsmith John Robinson help him fix and refinish them.
As he was collecting, trading and selling Lugers, he began restoring them for himself. But as word got around the collecting circuit, others began calling upon him to restore their Lugers. Pretty soon he was restoring Lugers as a part-time gig alongside his full-time computer programmer job.
Luger restoration work began to fill 15 to 20 hours a week and soon that was not enough. Eugene hired a good machinist who persuaded him to buy a milling machine so they could begin making the parts they needed.
Over the next 15 years they made most of the parts for the 9mm Luger except the frame.
Eugene and his father went in together 50/50 to make the .45-caliber Lugers. They already had 20 years' experience restoring guns.
It took over two years to produce the first .45-caliber Luger prototype and about six months of blood, sweat and tears to make the prototype into a functional and reliable weapon.
The company, Lugerman, now turns out 50 of the .45-caliber Lugers a year. Read the complete story of Lugerman.
Does this mean that there are brand new .45 ACP Lugers for sale?
From the company website:
$975 down and $600 a month till paid in full/or delivery time
How much do these things cost?
Yes. I almost bought one. $5,000 up front. I decided I would rather have several 9mm. The grip on the .45 Luger looks too big to me.
$5000 X 50 = $250,000 a year.
A good gig if you can get it
In the article. 7,000.00
The comments about him on gun collector forums are that his workmanship is excellent but his customer service is horrible. He doesnt communicate and is really slow. One or two have even sued or threatened to sue to get their money back after paying up front, waiting a long time and having none of their phone calls or emails returned.
“EUGENE WAS BORN in Siberia in 1975....”
The guy’s a youngster...a well-skilled youngster.
With his overhead I dont think he is making all that much. I have an American made Stainless Steel 9 mm and I have read no one can make it today because it would cost $10,000 just to MAKE.
“The M1907 costs $6,975 in carbon steel and $7,775 in stainless steel, the Baby Luger costs $8,275, and the 7-inch barrel target Luger costs $7,775. There is also a 16-inch barrel M1907 Luger carbine for $12,975.”
My neighbors wife was a war bride and it was probably ten years before she would say anything about Hitler. When she did, her assessment was that he was okay, except at the end when he went a little crazy.
a little crazy ?????!
Ok, Yeah, Right, Got it.
WTF ? HLL NO I DONT GOT IT !!!
Hows about We make that BAT$#!T CRAZY? The entire time it was alive.
Thats awesome on the Pistol.
I knew a guy back in school that had Grampas 9mm Luger that he used in the War. Grampas portrait hung in their living room. The SOB was freaking SS Officer. I often wondered how many Innocent People the POS Murdered with that Pistol.
The Pistol was in perfect condition, not a scratch on it and worked perfectly. I didnt like the feel of it in My hand- just felt wrong. Of course it might have been the Karma in it.
No way I would pay that amount of money for that Pistol The Russian makes. Not when I could buy 8-10 other Firearms with the money.
I enjoyed my neighbor's conversations about Germany and the war. It gave me some insight that I never would have otherwise. She told me that her father was a minor official in the outskirts of Regensburg responsible for the distribution of Polish prisoners of war used as farm labor. One day near the end, a group of American soldiers came and took her father away. Before leaving, her father said goodby to his wife and daughters and asked that they remember him. They all understood that he was being taken to the nearby woods to be shot. The whole family was in tears as left. The denouement came hour later when he returned, having been uneventfully released by the Americans and left to walk back. It was later that day when her elder sister found some condoms apparently left in her dresser drawer by the thoughtful Americans.
After her husband died, my neighbor moved to a residence facility where I went to see her a few times. She found another German war bride there, and during my visits they would chatter away in German, until they remembered it was impolite since I had no idea what they were talking about. Once, I brought an iPad, and played a 1940s version of Lili Marlene from Youtube. It was very emotional for them. They knew the verses well and sang along in parts, although they probably hadn't spoken those words in sixty or seventy years.
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