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  • Luger P-08

    What are your views on the Luger P-08.
    It had a very long service record and was used by the SS.
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    Walther P-38
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    Peter Williams

    "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

    Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

  • #2
    I like the 1911 better, but the Luger is pretty cool

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    • #3
      I don't know much about German weapons but we watched a History Channel show on german weapons and it had the 2 pistols in it. I believe the Walther was the one that you could field strip in second which was a huge advantage.
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      • #4
        The Luger was very accurate and easy to aim, but the Walther was far more durable, cheaper to make and much easier to mass produce.

        The Luger was a work of art, the Walter was a work of war.
        Lance W.

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        • #5
          Walther P-38

          The Walther is my favorite German Pistol and yours to as I can See. It was the sidearm of the German Military from 1943-1945. I personally think it is one of the best handguns the Germans produced!
          Peter Williams

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          • #6
            Yes the Walther is great, but we musn't forget H&K's newer handguns, those are pretty nice too! :thumb: But yes the Walther is a great, durable gun. That proved itself greatly.
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            • #7
              Walther

              The Walther P99 is a great pistol and has a nice size magazine!!!
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              Peter Williams

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              • #8
                Re: Luger P-08

                Originally posted by panzerboy
                What are your views on the Luger P-08.
                It had a very long service record and was used by the SS.
                Little known fact. Deutsche Waffen und Muntionsfabrik made a 45 calibre version to sell to the U.S. Army. It was not adopted, but presents an interesting "what might have been".

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                http://www.krausewerk.com/return_45_luger.html


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                • #9
                  I saw the .45 caliber version of the Luger on Tales of the Gun on the History Channel. The barrel was much larger than the orginal, and for good reason the .45 was a much bigger cartidge than the 9mm.
                  Peter Williams

                  "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

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                  • #10
                    My dad and a group of his buddies were examing a Luger when somebody dropped it and killed the Sargeant standing next to him. (This was after the war ended) From that day forward he didn't want guns in his house. BoB's reminded me of the incident.


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                    Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                    "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

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                    • #11
                      Gottleib Burger,The QM General of the SS tried getting all shipments of P-38's diverted to the Waffen SS. Says it all right there,IMO.
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                      • #12
                        Did the SS then use more P-38s than the Wehrmacht?

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                        Peter Williams

                        "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

                        Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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                        • #13
                          Re: Re: Luger P-08

                          Originally posted by RStory
                          Little known fact. Deutsche Waffen und Muntionsfabrik made a 45 calibre version to sell to the U.S. Army. It was not adopted, but presents an interesting "what might have been".

                          Link de jour
                          http://www.krausewerk.com/return_45_luger.html


                          Cheers!


                          There were two made and they're the most valuable Lugers existing.
                          Lance W.

                          Peace through superior firepower.

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                          • #14
                            They tried getting more of them. but in the end were left with the hodge-podge of P-08,P-38,PP,PPK that other branches of the German military had.
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                            • #15
                              When did the Germans start using the Browning HI automatic?
                              Did the Wehrmacht use them the most or the Wafffen SS??

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                              Peter Williams

                              "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

                              Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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