Single Shot Carbo-Jet ??

June 7 2017 at 9:59 AM
Karl Paoletti  (Login kpaolett)

Response to Re: American Luger Carbo-Jet History


I am only a novice on the American Luger/Carbo-Jet history but I do have several guns with "American Luger" cast into the frame. My question is where my latest acquisition of a single shot, adjustable power, adjustable trigger, black gripped gun fits into the manufacturing history. The box it came in is labeled American Luger and notes that it was manufactured by Swanson. There is no mention of Hy Hunter on the box. It is similar to the lower gun on page 221 in Smith's book.

Did Swanson make this gun before or after Hy Hunter's Carbo-Jet?

I have copies of the parts list and instructions dated 31 May 1955 that do not mention or show adjustable power parts for the American Luger HV-822. I also have an original 8 page Carbo-Jet brochure from Hy Hunter that does discuss the variable power. This brochure must have come out in late 1956 or in 1957. I also have a copy of an ad from GUNS MAGAZINE dated April 1956 for a "CARBO-JET GAS PISTOL" that does not mention variable power. Exactly when was variable power offered?

Is it possible to obtain copies of your owner manuals where adjustable power is mentioned? I would be glad to pay any copying costs.

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  • Re: Single Shot Carbo-Jet ?? - DT Fletcher on Jun 7, 2017, 1:37 PM
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