WWII US Made Practice German Luger Pistol -
This is a German Luger model made in the US. As manufactued during World War two.
The Pistole Parabellum 1908 or Parabellum-Pistole (Pistol Parabellum), popularly known as the Luger, is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol. The design was patented by Georg J. Luger in 1898 and produced by German arms manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) starting in 1900; it was an evolution of the 1893 Hugo Borchardt designed C-93. It was soon replaced by the Walther P38.
The Luger was made popular by its use by Germany during World War I and World War II. Although the Luger pistol was first introduced in 7.65x22mm Parabellum, it is notable for being the pistol for which the 9x19mm Parabellum (also known as the 9mm Luger) cartridge was developed.
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The item featured here is a non-working copy of the luger done in solid aluminum. There are a couple of stories regarding the purpose
of this pistol. One is that it was developed for military training, as a means to acquaint GI's with the weapons of the enemy. The
other story is that they were manufactured as toys.
There are no moving parts at all. The grip is checkered just as the original.
The barrel is hollowed out. The dimensions of the pistol are faithful enough to the original article
that it fits on a modified luger holster.
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The bottom of the handle shows the magazine clip. This is a fair representation of the real gun.
The only marking in the entire gun is the letter R near the trigger assembly, as shown in the
Other models that were made include the Colt .45 model 1911 pistol .
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