Is the Luger P08 good?
Yet, the Luger has a reputation for toughness and accuracy that obviously served German soldiers well. Lugers from the early 20th century are particularly well-made, built to standards so exacting that many P08s that first saw service during World War I were completely usable during World War II and beyond.
How much is a 1937 German Luger worth?
Since it has a matching magazine, this pistol is worth at least $2,000.
Why did soldiers want lugers?
Why? – Quora. It was sought after by many allied soldiers for its sleek, unique look and accuracy, but more as a keepsake than as a practical weapon. The United States ordered a . 45 Luger at one point(worth a million dollars today), but ended up going with the Colt M1911, and I would have agreed with that decision.
Where is the serial number on a DWM Luger P-08?
Otherwise, it bears the usual “crown over N” (for nitro) commercial German proof mark, “Geschert” (safe) by the safety lever, “Geladen” (loaded) on the extractor and “DWM” on the front toggle link. The serial number is stamped on the front of the frame and the last two digits of the serial number are stamped on most of the gun’s major parts.
When did the German Army start using the Luger?
The Luger was officially adopted by the Swiss military in 1901, the Imperial German Navy in 1906 and the German Army in 1908, which resulted in its common “P-08″ designation. The standard German Army Luger used in WW I had a 4″ barrel, the Navy Luger a 6″ barrel and the Artillery Model an 8” barrel.
When was the Mauser Luger replaced by the P-38?
During 1930-1931, all Luger production machinery (and many technicians) were moved from the DWM factory in Berlin to the Mauser factory in Oberndorf, Germany, where Lugers were produced until 1942, when the Luger was finally replaced as the standard German service pistol by the Walther P-38.
When was a DWM Luger made for commercial use?
DWM commercial model Lugers usually lacked this date and Lugers assembled for commercial sale in the early 1920’s from surplus military parts usually had the date (if any) ground off the frame before final polishing and finishing.