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Old 01-12-2013, 23:37   #1
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Luger report (pics)

I shot 100rnds through my Mauser Luger today.
It's a 29/70 based on the Swiss pattern.
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Ammo was a locally reloaded 115gr FMJ using mixed brass.
Function of the pistol was 100%.
This ammo is actually (IMO) better than the typical WWB/Fed AE/Blazer Brass stuff. It's loaded a little warmer and runs this pistol better, reliably locking the toggle back on the last shot from the magazine....something most range ammo doesn't do.

I shot at the local indoora range, max distance was 50ft.

I had 100 rounds, so I shot 50 into the head of Blue Guy from 30ft, one handed. Then 50 more COM at 50ft.

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Like many pistols made during the turn of the twentieth century, this gun is a natural for duellist style one handed shooting. It points naturally and the sights are well suited for precision in such a stance. While it might feel a little muzzle-light in a combat two handed stance, it feels 'right' shooting one handed.

My goal at 50ft was to chew out the '5' scoring number. I used a two handed hold here (Isos).

I won.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:10   #2
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You're braver than I am to shoot commercial reloads in that jewel. Just too riskyl
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:17   #3
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Very nice Berto

I've got the same model.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:41   #4
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Very nice.
I gave up my 30 cal Luger in the 1980s - too many issues.

I sure would like one like you two have.
Or, the navy model.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:45   #5
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Had an old WW2 Luger stolen years ago. It was given to me by my Grandfather and while it was not in pristine condition, I surely miss it.

Congrats on yours being a fine shooter!
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:01   #6
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You're braver than I am to shoot commercial reloads in that jewel. Just too riskyl
I considered that, but I have run enough of this ammo through other guns to trust it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:30   #7
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That's a beauty!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:00   #8
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I wonder who came up with the grip safety--Browning, Luger, or sommeone else?
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Old 01-13-2013, 13:10   #9
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When I was a young boy, about 9, I got to fondle my uncle's Luger, assume it was an original, he was a USAF major who had recently returned from Germany. To say that I thought the gun was neat would be a gross understatement. Don
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Old 01-13-2013, 21:47   #10
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Berto, a few months back, I saw a guy and his son shooting a Luger like yours. It was very ammo sensitive. If the ammo weren't hot, the gun would jam.
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Old 01-13-2013, 22:02   #11
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That is a good looking Gun.

Shoots good too.

Great report.
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Old 01-14-2013, 00:38   #12
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Nice Interarms Mauser and the .30 is an extremely accurate cartridge. I am shooting my Mauser P.08s with reloads and have noticed that they do better with jacketed bullets.

I get good accuracy with them with Sako 124gr FMJ, consstent high 80s tolow 90% on the 25m ISSF precision pistol target. It would be a sin to not shoot them!

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:20   #13
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A gun I don't yet own but always on the list. Very beautiful examples indeed.

I would think even a few quirks and I would still be more than excited to have one.
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Nice Interarms Mauser and the .30 is an extremely accurate cartridge. I am shooting my Mauser P.08s with reloads and have noticed that they do better with jacketed bullets.

I get good accuracy with them with Sako 124gr FMJ, consstent high 80s tolow 90% on the 25m ISSF precision pistol target. It would be a sin to not shoot them!

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I have yet to try lead ammo in mine, 25yrd accuracy has been excellent (as much as I can tell) with this pistol.

Handsome pistols, I like the 'Black Widow' especially.

ETA: Perhaps you'd know; who is a good source for quality magazines for these pistols? TIA.
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Old 01-14-2013, 16:21   #15
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I have one in 30 luger. Jams after the first shot every time. Anyone know where I may be able to find another magazine?
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Wow Berto, that's niiice.
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Old 01-14-2013, 21:47   #17
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I think that lead will work worse in a .30 Luger because of the greater velocities.

When Mauser built the Luger pistols again after the war, they supposedly had gotten some magazines from the Netherlands but in general the Mauser marked magazines, the unmarked mags, and Erma marked post war magazines have the exact same bottom that Mec-Gar magazines have. I suspect that Mec-Gar built them and MecGars have a very good reputation but are currently a little hard to find. Numrich might have some, Midway is postponing availability by two months all the time, never having them in stock anymore.
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I think that lead will work worse in a .30 Luger because of the greater velocities.

When Mauser built the Luger pistols again after the war, they supposedly had gotten some magazines from the Netherlands but in general the Mauser marked magazines, the unmarked mags, and Erma marked post war magazines have the exact same bottom that Mec-Gar magazines have. I suspect that Mec-Gar built them and MecGars have a very good reputation but are currently a little hard to find. Numrich might have some, Midway is postponing availability by two months all the time, never having them in stock anymore.
Thanks for the info. It seems like mec gar is a safe choice when it comes to magazines in general. The shop where I got this Luger from has some mags, but I don't know the origin.
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Sweet! Such a unique looking pistol.


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Old 01-14-2013, 22:11   #20
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Cool thing, too, is how they come apart and go together. People frustrated with the Ruger Mk series would have chest pains assembling a Luger.
of course, they are actually very easy once you've done it a few times (like the Ruger).

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The pistol on the left in my photo has a Mec-Gar magazines with the typical floorplate with a "bullseye" pattern. I have heard that Triple K are spotty and while some work in some guns, there are also problems in other guns.

Luger magazines are a wide field for collectors all by itself.

I got an early civilian DWM magazine and learnt on the Lugerforum that a mag like that is worth over $200. Even the WWII mags with WaA in good condition are not that much less and Haenel marked mags can easily bring $1,000!
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Cool thing, too, is how they come apart and go together. People frustrated with the Ruger Mk series would have chest pains assembling a Luger.
of course, they are actually very easy once you've done it a few times (like the Ruger).

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You know that this is a very handsome pistol that you have there!

I find the Luger very easy to fieldstrip and to detail strip. All you need is the Lugertool with the screwdriver for the grip screws and to aid with the firing pin disassembly. That tool also makes loading the mags a little easier.
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Old 01-14-2013, 22:32   #23
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Oh man, my first toy gun looked just like that!! I so want one now! Congrats!
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