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Old 02-17-2012, 05:15 AM   #31
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Had a chance at a .30 Luger, missed it. Clips can drive good a man crazy; wish I knew why one gun will only shoot well w one load while another will shoot w everything.

My personal favorite is when the barrel shoots ok for the first 600 rds, then suddenly becomes a shooter.

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My DWM Luger 1914 9MM is almost 100 years old. If you like old military arms you would like these C96 Mausers here is a few of my "Brooms". These are 7.63X25 except for the 4" Bolo which is a custom 9MM Luger caliber.

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Always wanted one. Churchill carried one and had the opportunity to use it before he was taken prisoner. He credited it to his survival. Love the rifle stock addition.

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The stock is also a wooden holster in which the gun is carried. The stock has a leather harness for mounted troopers. This was the type carried Winston. British officers bought these out of their own pockets. The C96 was a very popular civilian firearm in the American west.

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One hell of a piece of history you've got there ! Was unaware the stock could be used as holster; I guess your never too old to learn something new...Outside of a Clint Eastwood Film, I didn't know it had widespread acceptance in the American West. Why someone wouldn't want ten on tap vs 5-6 and is infinitely faster to reload is also a mystery to me.

I was a young Army Officer in Germany - late 80's and I picked up an East German Police pistol for $50-60 and had it chromed for $50. CZ 50 in .32 ACP which looks like a Walther wannabe and to be honest, I'm not sure who ripped off whom design wise but it is a well made firearm w a decocker which I didn't know they had made way back in 1950. Lord only knows what that pistol has gone through.

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Gonsilla, the P38 Walther has a decock they go back to 1938. The P38 was the model used by S&W for their Mdl. 39 which has a decock. Most of the C96 Mausers I have were civilan owned western U.S. guns. These were often carried in saddle bags. The gun was removed from the wood holster and snapped to the pistol instant 11 shot carbine. The select fire C32 was used until banned in 1935. I also shoot a 1917 "Lang Luger", with a shoulder stock.

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Dont know how I forgot about the P38, senior moments coming way too often now ! The decocker is special for me because I grew up w Colts and I'm sure you heard as many horror stories as I have about lowering the hammer. I was and continue to be amused at Sigs example of this when can be simply attached to the safety.

HK moved it to the slide on the P30 and I believe this to be a mistake but HK doesn't "do" anything w/o a reason, and I just don't know why they did it.

Was recently at range and the guy next to me was having clip "issues" w his reconditioned P38. As you already know, the P38 was designed to replace the Luger. What I find interesting is how manufacturers respond to problems. Feedback from the front was negative, tight actions do not respond well to dirt and lack of maintenance. What did the engineers do ? They designed a better holster to protect the pistol from the elements and passed out more cleaning kits. LOL.

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