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Luger 9mm Parabellum

In 1908, the German Army adopted the DWM Parabellum pistol as the Pistole Model 1908 (P08) Parabellum to replace the Reichsrevolver in front-line service.[25] The Pistole 08 (or P.08) had a 100 mm (3.9 in) barrel and was chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum. This version of Georg Luger's design reflected a number of improvements requested by German military authorities.


The grip safety used on earlier versions was omitted, while a lug was attached to the heel of the pistol frame for attachment of a shoulder stock. The barrel was reduced in length to 4 inches (102mm), and the caliber was 9x19mm Parabellum, and the 9x19mm DWM cartridge (Catalog No. 278F) initially adopted by the German Army featured a 123-grain truncated-nose bullet design intended to increase wounding effect of the fully jacketed bullet.[26] With slight modifications, notably the addition of a stock mounting lug and a hold-open latch, the P08 would serve as the German Army's principal sidearm during World War I, augmented by Mauser C96 and Model 1914 pistols. Over 2 million Luger pistols were used by German forces from 1914 to 1918.[19]


The Bolivian Army also adopted the DWM Luger in 9×19mm Parabellum in 1908 as an officer's sidearm; a few hundred were bought, starting with a batch of about 250 that were included in an order of 4,000 Mauser DWM 1907 rifles and 1,000 Mauser DWM 1907 short rifles. Subsequent Model 1908 purchases occurred each year until 1913. Only the first shipment had national crests bearing the legend "Ejercito Boliviano" stamped on the barrel extension.

Specific details

Make: Luger
Model: P08
Year of Manufacture: 1908
Handgun Calibres: Select Calibre
Condition : Excellent
Barrel Length: 6"
Sights: Iron
Accessories Included: ---
Serial Number: SOLD
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