Finally got my first Luger

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  1. dirtyd

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    Been combing gun broker for a long time now looking for what, in my mind, was the first Luger I wanted to start my collection. Finally won an action at a price point and make/model I liked!

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    Very cool!
     
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    Have my sights set on one of the following next depending what auctions present themselves;

    Remington-rand/Colt 1911 or 1911a1
    Walther/Mauser p38
    Waffenamt Hipower
    1936 strawed Luger
     
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    This was my 1918 DWM P08 - strawed enough for ya?

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    All-matching, including magazine....

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    Looks real nice, I looked at one just like this at a shop but the guy won't let it go yet. Gonna work on him a bit more later haha. Was it a .30? And im guessing you sold it?
     
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    VERY nice piece of history there!!!!
     
  7. Jba

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    got my 1st one about 2yrs ago. a 20's commercial 30 cal, condition is a match to the one Tac shows. I know it's usa history no one had a mag. so no one ever shot it.
    I bought a mag, and O Boy did the fun begin, >> not fun.

    you can not buy over the counter 30 luger ammo, than will cycle in a 30 cal luger
    Last month I picked up p08 at around 70$ brand NEW. It's a replica BB Gun. not much fun to shoot, it's kinda just to handle it, ya looks and feels like the real deal
     
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    p08 means 9mm. I just saw a blow up your gun I see #42

    mines last two is 42 also
     
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    P.08 = Pistole Model of 1908.

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    Sorry, Sir, but have been misinformed. Fiocchi make factory .30cal Luger, called 7.65mm Parabellum in Iddly and elsewhere that isn't America. This brand of ammunition is widely available in the USA, and I've shot many a round of the stuff in the .30cal Lugers of a couple of acquaintances of mine in the PNW.

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    Nossir, in accordance with the laws of THIS land, I had that, and the byf Mauser deactivated in order to keep them, back in 1998. I finally got rid of them three years ago for almost $5000.

    TBH, I was glad to see them go, even though I'd had them since the early 1970's.

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    Ah I see, what did you have to do to deactivate? Just pull the firing pins or something?
     
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    If you log on to lugerforum.com and look at the gallery, you can see what was done.

    The owner is NOT authorised to deactivate ANY firearm, it has to be done by a registered gunsmith - NOT a guy who sell guns - and the deactivated gun sent to one or other of the national Proof Houses - London or Birmingham - for stamping and registration - yes REGISTRATION. This cost around $200 or so for each firearm.

    Anyhow, FYI, this is what WAS done [it has now changed in accordance with the EU requirements, which effectively welds everything solid] -

    1. A silver-steel rod is driven down the barrel using a 40-ton press - to within 3/4" of the muzzle - the other end a similar distance from the breech.

    2. The breech is undercut/flame-cut away for a distance of about 3/4" and the loading ramp removed entirely.

    3. The face of the bolt/breech-block is milled away at 45 degrees.

    4. The slide rails are milled away for at least 50% of their entire length.

    The action may be cocked and fired.

    The latest tranche of EU requirements takes even that way - the gun becomes virtually solid.

    Any gun deactivated to the previous 1998 standard cannot now be sold to any other person without fear of incurring a serious prison sentence.

    It MAY be given in to the police for destruction, or to an RFD [FFL] for disposal/destruction. The certificate-issuning authority must be notified of this occurrence.

    Or, you can keep it.

    whoopee.

    If anybody is interested to see what happens to a revolver, I still have four of them that I can show you, but it's not pretty.

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    jba said : you can not buy over the counter 30 luger ammo, that will cycle in a 30 cal luger

    Tac says jba said ; you can not buy over the counter 30 luger ammo

    WTF ?? Hmmmm I feel a CNN news reporter in the making

    please people don't fire a 30 luger round in a po8 barrel
     
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    Im gonna do it now that you told me not to.
     
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    I dare ya lol
     
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    Here ya go - my Ruger Redhawk - bought a back in the 1980's -

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    The silver steel barrel plug from the muzzle end -
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    ...and from the breech end - note the flame-cut, too....

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    The ground-away recoil shield and hammer nose -

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    A better view -
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    In this view, you can see the cut-out breech, and the annular ring welded into the gutted cylinder -

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    Better view of the forcing cone....

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    and cut-out..............filled with weld....

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    Cylinder - milled out and filled with a steel annulus to prevent anything being put in it....

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    All revolvers were treated like this.

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    Here's the certificate.....

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    And here are the other three revolvers.....

    S&W Model 686 Trophy .357Mag - winner of over 200 cups and medals -

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    My two pre-Bangor-Punta Model 29s...

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    And last of all, my byf42 Mauser-made P.08.....All,matching, included the fxo magazine...............

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    :(

    Tac. those photo's make me sad
     
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    Just make ME mad. :mad: x 1000

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