Hello, I am new to this forum, and to Luger forums, but I have known this gun for most of my life, as it was my grandfathers. He brought it back from WWII, specifically from the Battle of the Bulge. I am trying to learn more about it, and wanted some opinions and advice from seasoned...
I have a 1917 Erfurt Luger chambered in 9mm it's in fairly good shape I've completely stripped and cleaned this pistol but I still keep encountering a misfeed after about 4 rounds also it fails to lock open after the last round, I have a new mecgar magazine and the rear sight is impacting the...
Hello all i am new to the luger forum and have a few questions about my 1912 Erfurt 9mm. Here is what i can decipher:
It is a double date police rework 1912/1920 inventory stamp
it has an intact sear bar safety and a deactivated magazine safety
has 2 crown/rc stamps one on the toggle, one on...
New collector here. My 3rd P.08 just arrived today. From my basic research, it appears to be 11th Bavarian Infantry Regiment, Machine Gun Company, Weapon No. 80?
If someone could confirm and decipher in German as well, that would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Also - any...
I have started the search, but may I have some help?
I have a 1917 Erfurt that is stamped on the front grip strap JR157 3MGK
Is this a unit mark?
Can you advise where I can find out what this means.
I have owned this Luger for one day, so please excuse what may be a basic question.
Ran across this pic of the safety area while researching the safety systems for the P08 series of Lugers are both pic's correct? #1 Erfurt #2 Navy UNK
Thanks for the assist and time
Yours in service
Do all Erfurt magazines have one or two Crown-over-Old-German-letter stamps in their wood bases, including ones with no serial numbers?
In several of my reference books, I read that Erfurt magazines have flattened pyramid points on their loading buttons and that DWM magazines have sharp points...
My 1917 all matching Erfurt has Schutzpolice unit markings from Magdeburg.
It shows evidence of having been an old salt re-blue.
I have an Erfurt, 1917 Luger. Family history says my grandfather, USN Ships Carpenter, traded a hand saw for the gun at/near the end of WWI. It remained in his possession until his death in 1973, passed on to my father until his death in 1998 and then to me. I fired the gun when I was about 12...