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I recently purchased my 1st luger. An all matching 1942 BYF. What parts should I use when I am shooting so as not to break a matching part? Where is a good source for parts?

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I remember on one of the forums a few years back an owner reporting firing his LP.08 (Artillery), and then reporting back later that the breech block had cracked. Probably none of the moving parts are impervious to breakage. Then again, you may shoot yours forever and nothing happen, but the possibility is there.
 

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The parts that have had to be replaced on my Lugers include: a firing pin, an extractor, an ejector (not a numbered part), and a toggle link. So it might be better to get hold of a cheaper mixed-numbered parts Luger - and then have it fine-tuned together with a couple of mags (and maybe even re-barreled) by a really good gunsmith. A Luger is a very satisfying gun to use.
 

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Emris -

First of all, I fully agree with villers' comments about buying a shooter Luger.

I have done exactly as he recommends, and I do not shoot matching, collectable Lugers.

However, it is your gun, and some owners choose to shoot them. Your call. If you do shoot the Luger you have, you can obtain the parts you need from Tom Heller (lugerdoc on this forum) at a reasonable cost. I would definitely replace the breech block and the extractor. Also, you might consider a pair of VOPO plastic grips if your gun has checkered walnut grips. The VOPO grips fit well, feel good in the shooting hand, and are almost unbreakable.

Good luck.
Luke
 
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