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Bender illustrates Luger Sales Co. literature (Luger Holster & Accessories, pages 40 & 41). An advert mentions an 100 round magazine. I have also seen this mentioned in French literature. Was this ever manufactured? Could someone help with further information?
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Hello Patrick,

This information is mentioned in a 1924 Pacific Arms brochure, one of which I own in my library/archive. I shall send you a scan of the page listing this information. However, I have never seen a 100-rd magazine for a Luger, but that does not mean that there could not be one out there.

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Albert
 

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Albert and Patrick, I believe that sometimes a company advertises, and THEN if they receive lots of feedback, produce the product.

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My 1924 Pacific Arms Catalog lists a 100-rd drum (item #70). However, it is very likely that this product was not available since none have yet been found. Nonetheless, an interesting piece of information.

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Albert

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Some years ago Ed Sayre and I worked on this question and came up empty handed. Probably a marketing gimmick. No one I know of has ever seen such a "creature".
 

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Dear Experts,

You can see 3 pictures of the Isreali Luger 100 round drum magazine in the ebook Luger Accessories by Henrotin at
http://www.hlebooks.com/ebook/eluger5.htm
There is a charge for the ebook.

It is in the museum in Jaffa.

Empty weight 1600 grams, 3.5 pounds, 33mm thick, 156 mm diameter. Folding winding arm. Museum I.D.F. = Israel Defense Forces museum of Tel Aviv. Phone 03-5172913 or 5161346.

Is this what you were looking for?

Sincerely,
Bill Jensen

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Dear Experts,

This 100 round snail was made by the Israelis after WWI, and I could see no markings. Unknown quantities.

The pictures in the ebook are much better, and I highly recommend buying the Ebook, it is a wonderful book at $8, and you can download it immediately and pay by credit card.

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Bill Jensen
 

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Bill,

the loaded weight would be easy to compute, but it must have been too unwieldy to shoot. It also must have been produced in volume. Could this have been the one advertised? Israel was founded well after WWII,

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Dear Patrick,

This trommel was made in the 1930's according to the article. There is no quantity mentioned in the article. It was made before Israel was made a nation. They had purchased a lot of Lugers and needed a higher capacity magazine.

It looks like there are 2 rows of bullets, and the trommel needs to be wound 2 times, that is my guess.

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Bill Jensen
 
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