Old lugers

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by MobileMarine, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Ok I have been getting a flurry of contradicting information at gun shows on this gun . Problem is Im not sure what gun it is . My grandpa had an old .22 luger and
    was quite possibly the biggest pos I ever heard of but it was the one he always had with him , and I remember it quite well . I have recently tried to track it down only to learn uncle had sold it to a co worker for a mere 20.00 and said coworker moved to Tn . Poof gone , never to be had again . I always see a few at the shows but they are in the higher calibers and range from 2k and up , when I ask them do they have any .22 they look at me funny and say they never had one in that caliber but they look identical . Here is a link to what Im talking about . Luger 1929 Swiss Bren Factory #'s Matching : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
     
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  4. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    what is the main issues they have ? and i was thinking more of 100.00 for one maybe 150 but no more
     
  5. c3shooter

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    Feeding. ejecting. Some Stoegers had aluminum frames.

    As far as what you were thinking, let us know how that works out for you. Whatever the market brings is what they are priced at.
     
  6. Quentin

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    I had a Stoeger Luger in the early 1970s. It was a POS and even after a trip back to the factory it remained a jamomatic. I think the Ermas were a little better and at least they looked more like a Luger even though Stoeger owned the rights to the name Luger.

    I'd buy a Ruger .22LR semiauto for a Luger-like .22 that actually works.

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    BTW, you can buy a real Luger of "shooter" quality in the $800 range. At that price you can expect a mismatched parts pistol that will function safely (but have it checked out before shooting it). My 1913 DWM falls in that category and I had it out to the range last month with no malfunctions.
     
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  7. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    cant say i want it to shoot it but just for the fact grandpa had one , and since its gone for good ill take any and just pretend
     
  8. n8sigguy

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    Honestly do you guys Like to shoot Lugers? A friend of our family had one, it's a curious piece of work...but it felt very "top-heavy" I appreciated them letting me fire it - I believe it was brought back from Germany during WWII by a veteran - I was greatful for the experience...but it was like listening to a record player...nice, but not something you chose over something more modern or useful.
     
  9. Quentin

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    Your opinion, and if you had more time with one your opinion likely would change. To me a Luger is not top heavy in any way, it's an extremely graceful and beautiful firearm. And reliable with ball ammo that it was designed for. Doesn't have to be "modern" to be fun to shoot and everyone over the last 35+ years who's fired my 1913 DWM loved it. Over that time and thousands of rounds only one part broke, a $5 axle pin, so they're pretty tough too. Not bad for almost 99 years old - and it will outlast me and hopefully be passed on many times in our family. (A shame you missed out on your Grandpa's Luger, MobileMarine.)

    The normal comment from a first time Luger shooter is something like, "That was great!" or after a few magazines with no stoppages, "I thought these things jammed all the time." Anyway, they point well and are accurate even with the lousy sights of the era. No one is saying buy one over a more recent pistol for self defense but most of us own more than one gun and a Luger is a prized addition to any firearms collection.

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    BTW, have you compared the audio quality between a high end sound system with a turntable vs. an iPod playing typical downloads? :D
     
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