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    Posted 6 years ago

    battlegear
    (68 items)

    WWII German M40 steel combat helmet,

    An M35 helmet has a rolled rim around the edge of it. The air-vents are actually pressed-in grommet inserts.

    The M40 helmet substituted stamped air-vents for the pressed grommet air-vents but retained the rolled rim.

    the shell was manufactured by F.W. Quist G.m.b.H., Esslingen.

    Sometimes known as the German Luger, the Luger Parabellum, or simply the Luger, the Pistole Parabellum 1908 was designed in 1898 by Georg Luger. The gun was his take on the earlier Borchardt C-93 and was one of the first semi-automatic pistols ever produced. It is also the gun for which the 9mm Luger cartridge was developed, although the first of these guns were chambered for the 7.65mm Luger. Two years after it was designed, German arms company, DWM, began manufacturing the gun.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Good comprehensive history that "people" can understand. Good job battlegear. Actually, I would have made it 2 posts. I've had numerous Lugers in the past but never tire of seeing them & the details. Have any ideas on how I can get my artillery Luger out of Guatemala? All matching & hate to separate parts when smuggling things like that. Given to me for favours from a friend who was in the SS, along with an MP40. Any ideas, let me know.
      Is your Luger DWM, Mauser or what? Early with wood-plug mag.? All matching? 9? Etc.,etc?
    2. battlegear battlegear, 6 years ago
      Thanks, yes my Luger is a DWM it's been in the family since the 1920's and was originally used to protect a family run Cafe / restaurant back in the 1920's - 1940's , it's 7.65 Luger and has two original wooden bottom magazines that were still loaded with vintage ammo when I received it.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      That goes back a ways. Do either of the S/N's on the mags. match? Do you ever shoot it? They really are nice shooters!
    4. battlegear battlegear, 6 years ago
      all the numbers match and I have test fired it with some Winchester ammo and it functioned flawlessly without any problems, the trigger has a "spongy' feel to it, I like the way it points naturally in my hand, like pointing your finger at something, I dont shoot it anymore.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Because of the side mounted firing pin release, they do give a spongy but smooth release & I always considered that a plus. If "both" magazine S/N's match the gun, your are the owner of a rarity! And wood-plugged at that!
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 6 years ago
      GREAT Luger, Always loved this firearm; especially if Nazi issued. Important piece of both war and firearm history!

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