How old was my dad when he got his Luger pistol?
I remember as an eight- or nine-year old, reverently looking through the box of my father’s war memorabilia. In that memorabilia was an AG USFET No. 33 official capture paper for a Luger pistol. As any eight-year-old who had some knowledge of World War II history and guns would think, where’s the Luger?
How did Robert Emary have the Luger gun?
The tale of how he came to have the Luger is a story of hard combat and an enduring friendship. (Photo by Mark Fingar) From an early age, I knew my father, T/Sgt. Robert J. Emary, had served in World War II in the U.S. Army.
Can a 22 caliber rifle be fired with unjacketed ammunition?
Owners of guns that use gas systems, such as AR-15 sport style rifles, normally avoid firing non-jacketed .22 LR cartridge ammunition, as the use of unjacketed ammunition may cause lead-fouling of the gas-port inside the barrel and costly gunsmithing procedures.
Why was the.22 Long Rifle loaded with black powder?
The .22 long rifle round was originally loaded with black powder. The first smokeless powder loads were intended to match the standard velocity of the original black-powder rounds. Smokeless powder is more efficient than black powder, and the cartridge cases could hold more powder.
When did my dad join the US Army?
He worked for 16 months and then enlisted in the military on his 18th birthday in 1943. He wanted to be a naval aviator, but was rejected because he was told his teeth were too crooked to work with the oxygen masks. After getting this news, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Airborne.
Where was my dad in World War 2?
My father and Gordy were best friends in high school. Gordy served in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a crewmember on an anti-aircraft gun and was badly wounded in a kamikaze attack in late 1944. He said in his letter, “As I remember things, I was in the South Pacific in 1944 and I wrote your dad, who was in Europe.
Can You Bring Back guns from World War 2?
In contrast to current military policy that strongly discourages the practice, the U.S. Army of World War II worked to facilitate a soldier’s natural desire to bring back their war trophies. Unfortunately, most troops today can’t bring home non-gun souvenirs.
What kind of gun was the Luger made for?
The Swiss first purchased the Luger Model 1900, originally chambered in 7.65 millimeter. By 1906, DWM made pistols for Brazil, Bulgaria, Holland, Portugal and Russia. The U.S. Army even briefly considered the Luger before turning to the M1911 .45-caliber pistol. However, other customers—including the German navy—wanted a bigger round.
When did the Swiss stop using the Luger?
After World War II, the Swiss stopped using the Luger. Other countries soon followed. But collectors have always valued the pistol. It screams “bad-boy gun” because of its Nazi past, and rarer Lugers such as the ones chambered for the 7.65-millimeter round sometimes sell in excess of $1,200.
What was the purpose of the Luger P08?
The result was a pistol known for its accuracy, the ammunition it introduced to the militaries of the world and the evil reputation it later gained. The P08 nine-millimeter Parabellum—or Luger—pistol was the brainchild of its namesake inventor, and it served Germany faithfully during both world wars.
Where was the Luger pistol in World War 2?
In that memorabilia was an AG USFET No. 33 official capture paper for a Luger pistol. As any eight-year-old who had some knowledge of World War II history and guns would think, where’s the Luger? My father’s answer to that question was that he had given it to a friend.
Are there any German pistols from World War 2?
Ideally, they’ve got both, such as these German pistols of World War II vintage. Working in gun shops around Detroit, we used to have regular visitors of types you rarely see anymore. Once a week, a month or even a few days in a row, someone would walk in, holding a box or a case.
Where did the German P38 pistol come from?
On the troop ship coming back from the war, he took a stock German P38, stripped it down, and silver-plated it using a silver dollar and a jeep battery. He sold the shiny pistol to an Army doctor on board who had never been anywhere close to combat for $400.