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PostSubject: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:00 am

I keep wandering into sites selling Luger "drum magazines".
IMO, it looks weird as heck...but was there actually a use for these at some point?!?!? Who needs a 50+ round magazine for a handgun?
I'm talking real steel here, btw.

Where these at one time issued to German militarymen?
Who would get these?
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:27 am

I've seen the snail mags around the internet and in American Handgunner a couple times. I'm nearly certain they were issued to German soldiers in arty units with artillery lugers.



I'm not completely certain, but something keeps telling me it's full auto, which is why it was issued with the snail mag and stock.

Don't quote me on this, I'm running on limited knowledge here.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:34 am

I'm guessing maybe German protection agencies might have used them, or at least carried them.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:40 am

I don't believe they've been used since the 1910s and '20s. At least, that's when the artillery lugers were used.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:16 am

Lugars were more of a WW I gun although they did see plenty service during WW II. When you really think about it's actually a great idea. Come up to a trench, pull the gun out and you have 32 rounds (not 50) to fire into the trench instead of 8.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:15 pm

iliveforthis99 wrote:
Lugars were more of a WW I gun although they did see plenty service during WW II. When you really think about it's actually a great idea. Come up to a trench, pull the gun out and you have 32 rounds (not 50) to fire into the trench instead of 8.

Ya thats what I was guessing...looked to be more of a tanker or trench-raider setup.
Low penetration...high capacity...good combo...but were they in fact, automatic though:

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In World War I, as submachine guns were found to be effective in trench warfare, experiments with converting various types of pistols to machine pistols (Reihenfeuerpistolen, literally "row-fire pistols" or "consecutive fire pistols") were conducted. Among those the Luger pistol (German Army designation Pistole 08) was examined; however, unlike the Mauser C96, which was converted in great numbers to Reihenfeuerpistolen, the Luger proved to have an excessive rate of fire in full-automatic mode.

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So that confirms full auto...but I don't understand the reasoning behind a full stock P08 when they only fire the 7.65x22 or 9x19m.
Wouldnt need the stock unless firing full auto, in all reality.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Spl. Durkee wrote:
but I don't understand the reasoning behind a full stock P08 when they only fire the 7.65x22 or 9x19m.
Wouldnt need the stock unless firing full auto, in all reality.

That's why it's detachable.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:36 pm

They were issued to German Artillery Crews in WWI, and I do believe they were full auto, which is the reason for the Stock. Another reason for the stock would be because of the weight of the ammo... You may not realize it but its very hard to hold a normal weapon out infront of you without a stock, so if you were under attack in a trench, where you would be moving fast, and would be bouncing up and down in the mud and turning corners, you would want a bit of support and stability if that was your only weapon, which it would be.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:40 pm

alexkmmll wrote:
They were issued to German Artillery Crews in WWI, and I do believe they were full auto, which is the reason for the Stock. Another reason for the stock would be because of the weight of the ammo... You may not realize it but its very hard to hold a normal weapon out infront of you without a stock, so if you were under attack in a trench, where you would be moving fast, and would be bouncing up and down in the mud and turning corners, you would want a bit of support and stability if that was your only weapon, which it would be.

Makes sense. Cool cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:43 pm

Lol! Thats an awesome picture haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:31 pm

I almost threw up when I saw that, Drummer....
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:47 pm

DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
o.O

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=60_144&products_id=6418

Hahaha!

Haha thats a very...erm..."suggestive" picture...
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:57 pm

Spl. Durkee wrote:
DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
o.O

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=60_144&products_id=6418

Hahaha!

Haha thats a very...erm..."suggestive" picture...

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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:09 pm

Hahaha I just noticed that.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:16 pm

Its so shiny!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:28 pm

Yeah they make a black one as well but I saw the chrome one first.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:31 pm

Tanaka makes a stock AND snail mag iirc.
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:35 pm

I actually would prefer to have a stock and snail mag if i had a luger, to add uniqueness and be an individual
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PostSubject: Re: Drum mag Luger???   Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:22 pm

mgunner564 wrote:
Tanaka makes a stock AND snail mag iirc.

Do they really? Would you happen to have a link?
I think that'd be a cool primary for a "zombie hunter" loadout.

OH SNAP! Nevermind. The stock alone is $120...
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/accessories/stocks/other-stocks/tanaka-wood-stock-long-for-luger-p08-8-inch.html
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