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22LR Luger By Erma

While visiting the Cody Firearms Museum (CFM), taking a gander at the Lugers is always a must. Now I admit I am not the biggest Luger fan personally. Makes, variations, markings, finishes? Meh. Not my bag.  We actually have a Luger, but it is in 9mm. Why? Because that’s a caliber we support. But… There seems to be a German …

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SHS 02: American Eagle Luger 

Up next in the Second Hand Showcase series is something a little more pedestrian: An American Eagle Commercial Luger.  Model of 1900. Grip Safety. Early scalloped toggles. Chambered in 30 Luger. American Eagle crest prominently displayed on top.  A unique piece of pre-WWI Firearms history. If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here: john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/   Marky …

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Broom-Handle Mauser: 30 Mauser or 9mm Luger?

One of my regular FFL stores popped up with a Broom-handle Mauser also known as the C96. I have been casually paying attention to them for a while, so when this showed up at the shop, it caught my eye. Off the top of my head, it’s in 30 Mauser. Is refinished. And the stock / holster kit with it …

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Video – Will a German Luger Run HP Ammo?

This was a short video we filmed one night when the subject came up about shooting modern HP ammo out of an old German P08 Luger. Speer Gold Dot 9mm Duty Ammo. Let me explain: It is not uncommon to run across people who may have a firearm but aren’t “gun people”. Maybe they inherited a gun? Maybe it’s just …

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WWI Lugers Engraved Set

There are some thing in life I will never own. While I certainly can appreciate them for what they are, I am not running a museum. Our reference library is for shooting, training and research. So for the foreseeable future, we will have to just get by on a WWII, shooter grade, P08 Luger. <CLICK HERE PIC OF OUR LUGER> …

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POTD — Stack of Lugers

Thought this was just a neat photo. A pile of Lugers. The fancy scroll-looking logo on the toggles of many of them stands for DWM: Deutsche Waffen and Munitionsfabriken. That translates as…German Weapons & Munitions. DWM isn’t the only maker of the Luger. There are multiple sources, but that is something for another article.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting …

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POTD – Our Luger

I’ve never been interested in the Luger pistols. They are cool and I get the historical significance. And frankly 30 Luger doesn’t have a lot of appeal to me. But when a shooter-grade 9mm popped up, it was too good to pass on. During the 2016 year, we are committed to doing more stories and video with it. And for …