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Luger pistol

The Pistole Parabellum 1908—or Parabellum-Pistole (Pistol Parabellum)—is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol. The design was patented by Georg J. Luger in 1898 and produced by German arms manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) starting in 1900 with other manufacturers such as W+F Bern, Krieghoff, Simson, Mauser, and Vickers; it was an evolution of the 1893 Hugo Borchardt–designed C-93. The first Parabellum pistol was adopted by the Swiss army in May 1900. In German Army service, it was succeeded and partly replaced by the Walther P38 in caliber 9×19mm Parabellum.

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In this video, Youtube-user hickock45 shows the use, and design of the Luger P-08 pistol, of German origin. The particular pistol he is showcasing was manufactured in 1939, during WWII, by Mauser. He makes sure to explore much of the history of it, and explains a number of interesting facts, and design details.

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