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I just bought a Luger (achtung: large images ahead)

Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by dasreich, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. dasreich

    dasreich Member

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    All matching parts, including mag, and still Nazi-marked. Some barrel pitting, but that seems to be from war abuse. Otherwise, looks fantastic for gun of that age and background. She was made in the Mauser factory in 1942, the last year of production.
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    This may have been one of the last Lugers ever made, as production was ceased in 1942 for the P-38, which Germany (West) would use through the 70's. The P-08 was Germany's standard sidearm for two world wars, and the second alone saw about 412k made. This is a Series F production, making it the 76,267th Luger produced in 1942.

    I was loathe to actually fire the gun, but after finding a real good deal on quality (read: clean) 9mm, I put a few rounds through it and it performs flawlessly. Its going to end up as a safe queen, but I'm glad to know it works as well as it did when its functionality meant life or death.
     
  2. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Congratulations, Dasreich ! That looks to be a superb example.

    A Luger will always be the keystone of any militaria / smallarms collection.

    Now you can have the fun of hunting out an original holster, takedown tool, original 9mm ammo in the correct box, and a whole shelf-full of Luger books ;) :cool:
     
  3. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Definitely not in the same league as Dasreich's one, but an old favourite nonetheless : -

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  4. RichardMcGreal

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    Nice guns you have their guys and congrats on your recent buy Dasreich.
     
  5. bigiceman

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    Very nice pistols you guys. There really is not a pistol more distinct or more associated with one time period IMHO.
     
  6. Fortune

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    congrats yall actuallg were able to get your hands on lugers im drooling at the pics lol, i was only able to manage getting a bad cond. P38 i wish somebody here would know how i could get it lokking new again... :(
     
  7. Bauhaus

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    Nice gun, But i'll take the Colt any day
     
  8. Martin Bull

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    Actual re-bluing can be an expensive process. if it's really bad, you could try a cold-blueing preparation ; there are several on the market, here's one :

    http://www.shootersolutions.com/vaningunblu.html
     
  9. Fortune

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    thanks martin, got to order some of that...
     
  10. Miller

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    I envy you. I am currently trying to get my hands on a 98k model M48 mauser.
     
  11. thompson

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    thats a nice luger you got there !
     
  12. Mortman2004

    Mortman2004 Dishonorably Discharged

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    Nice pieces..
     
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    better avoid using black talons abd other souped up 9mm loads. those are for modern 9mm guns. world war 2 vintage 9mm's operate at a far lower pressure range.
     
  14. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Glad to see this 2 years old thread brought up :rolleyes:. LOL. It appears that dasreich hasn't posted in about 6 months. It may take him awhile to respond LOL.
     

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