The GERMAN LUGER was the favored German handgun in World War II, though it was developed prior to the 1st World War.
Germans do not call this pistol a "Luger." They refer to it as a "Pistolen-08," because it was adopted by the German Army in 1908 in the 9mm Parabellum (for war) caliber.
Caliber 7.65 or 9mm. Eight shot magazine.
The Luger is still produced today, and is available from Stoeger Firearms Company, an American firm that has owned the Luger name since the 1920s.
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The Luger Story
This superb reference book by arms expert John Walter examines the rise of the Luger in the 1890s to the present day and is now published for the first time in paperback. The Luger is famous throughout the world, recognized as a supreme handgun and sought after by collectors. John Walter's clear account of the development, use and importance of the Luger establishes the truth behind this famous weapon. The Luger Story is an authoritative reference for collectors and anyone with an interest in the history of firearms.
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A unique and indispensable reference book on the Luger, the world's most famous handgun. A guide to the gun from its creation to the present day that covers all variants and production by more than ten manufacturers.
Paperback, 208 pages; Dimensions: 0.77 x 9.18 x 6.17"
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