Was the Luger used in WW2?
The Luger is well known from its wide use by Germany during World War I and World War II, along with the interwar Weimar Republic and the postwar East German Volkspolizei.
What German soldiers carried lugers?
World War II and Beyond During the Nazi era, the regular army and Adolf Hitler’s elite Waffen SS used the renowned Luger until their defeat in 1945. Mauser continued wartime production in Nazi Germany into December 1943. A Luftwaffe version by Heinrich Krieghoff and Son was augmented staring in 1935.
What kind of Parabellum was the German luger?
The “German Luger” was originally the Modell 1900 Parabellum and chambered in 7.65×21 Parabellum. It was adopted by the German Army in 1908 as the P-08 and chambered in 9×19 Parabellum. Like many early pistols it was a mechanical marvel, carved from blocks of forged steel with exacting tolerances.
What did the German luger in WW2 do?
The huge volume of hot gases and brass particles turned loose within the action, blew the magazine and its contents out the bottom of the rifle and blew the extractor off of the bolt. Much high pressure hot gases and brass particles came rearward into the shooter’s face causing the loss of the right eye.
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When did the German Army adopt the P-08?
It was adopted by the German Army in 1908 as the P-08 and chambered in 9×19 Parabellum. Like many early pistols it was a mechanical marvel, carved from blocks of forged steel with exacting tolerances. Those tight tolerances were the undoing of many designs as they could not cope with the dirt, mud, and other debris found on the battlefield.