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Oh Dear!

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Now Putin may be a real Badass. But I sure wish he was OUR Badass!
Because I am willing to bet that the following would happen.

  1. Gas would be at 35 cents for a tankful
  2.  North Korea? What North Korea? There would be just a big hole with the  Pacific Ocean pouring into it.

His answer would be –
Just don’t ask questions & enjoy your life!


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All About Guns

The German Luger

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Now when you say the word Luger. I am willing to bet that a large part of the population is going to know what one looks like.
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Now I have owned a couple of these products of Germany. Here is what I have observed about them.
That they are very sinister looking. (Like a Leather Trench coat of the Gestapo)
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They are a very complex piece of machinery
It is a tribute to German workmanship. As I have not seen any machining marks on one either inside or out.
It is also a massive ego trip to be able to pull one at the Range.
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Now for the bad stuff
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I could not hit anything with it. Unless it was really close.
The sight system is tiny. That and having a flying goggle does not help much either.
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They are also hideously expensive but a good investment!
You also have to use some really hot ammo to make it cycle.
Because for a long time. US ammo makers underpowered their 30 Mauser & 9mm ammo. Unlike their European counterparts.
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Here is some more information about the German Luger.
Thanks for reading this!
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Luger pistol

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the Luger pistol. For other meanings of parabellum, see Parabellum (disambiguation).
Luger P08 (Parabellum)
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Luger P08
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  German Empire
Service history
In service German Empire (1904–1918)
Weimar Republic (1919–1933)
Nazi Germany (1933–1945)
Switzerland (1900–early 1970s)
Other countries (1900–present)
Used by See Users
Wars World War I
German Revolution
Spanish Civil War
World War II
Second Sino-Japanese War
Indonesian National Revolution
Chinese Civil War
Vietnam War (limited use)
Rhodesian Bush War
Production history
Designer Georg J. Luger
Designed 1898
Manufacturer Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, Imperial Arsenals of Erfurt and SpandauSimson, Krieghoff, MauserVickers Ltd, Waffenfabrik Bern
Unit cost $13 or 32 RM
Produced 1900–1942
Weight 871 grams (1.92 pounds)
Length 222 mm (8.74 in)
Barrel length 120 mm / 4.7 in (Pistole 00)
100 mm / 3.9 in (Pistole 08)
200 mm / 7.9 in (Artillery model)

Cartridge 7.65×21mm Parabellum
9×19mm Parabellum[1]
Action Toggle-locked, short recoil
Muzzle velocity 350–400 m/s (1148–1312 f/s; 9mm, 100 mm barrel)
Effective firing range 50 m (9mm, 100 mm barrel; short barrel)
Feed system 8-round detachable box magazine, 32-round detachable drum
Sights Iron sights

The Pistole Parabellum 1908—or Parabellum-Pistole (Pistol Parabellum)[2]—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;[3] 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.
The Luger is well known from its use by Germans during World War Iand World War II, along with the interwar Weimar Republic and the postwar East German Volkspolizei. Although the P.08 was introduced in 7.65mm Parabellum, it is notable for being the pistol for which the 9×19mm Parabellum (also known as the 9×19mm Luger) cartridge was developed. Because of its association with Nazi Germany, the pistol has been used in fictional works by many villainous characters over the past several decades.

Design details[edit]

Swiss Parabellum Model 1900. Flat breech block and extractor

Luger Model 1900 pistol carbine

Swiss Parabellum Model 1900 with breech opened, showing the jointed arm in its fully open position

Luger 04 Pistol of the German Navy

‘Artillery Luger’ Lange Pistole 08 with 32-round Trommel-Magazin 08 and removable stock.

One of the first semi-automatic pistols, the Luger was designed to use a toggle-lock action, which uses a jointed arm to lock, as opposed to the slide actions of almost every other semi-automatic pistol. After a round is fired, the barrel and toggle assembly (both locked together at this point) travel rearward due to recoil. After moving roughly 13 mm (0.5 in) rearward, the toggle strikes a cam built into the frame, causing the knee joint to hinge and the toggle and breech assembly to unlock. At this point the barrel impacts the frame and stops its rearward movement, but the toggle assembly continues moving (bending the knee joint) due to momentum, extracting the spent casing from the chamber and ejecting it. The toggle and breech assembly subsequently travel forward under spring tension and the next round from the magazine is loaded into the chamber. The entire sequence occurs in a fraction of a second. This mechanism works well for higher-pressure cartridges, but cartridges loaded to a lower pressure can cause the pistol to malfunction because they do not generate enough recoil to work the action fully. This results in either the breech block not clearing the top cartridge of the magazine, or becoming jammed open on the cartridge’s base.[4]
In World War I, as submachine guns were found to be effective in trench warfare, experiments with converting various types of pistols to machine pistols(Reihenfeuerpistolen, literally “row-fire pistols” or “consecutive fire pistols”) were conducted. Among those the Luger pistol (German Army designation Pistole 08) was examined; however, unlike the Mauser C96, which was later manufactured in a selective-fire version (Schnellfeuer) or Reihenfeuerpistolen, the Luger proved to have an excessive rate of fire in full-automatic mode.
The Luger pistol was manufactured to exacting standards and had a long service life. William B. “Bill” Ruger praised the Luger’s 145° (55° for Americans) grip angle and duplicated it in his .22 LR pistol.[citation needed]


Swiss Pistol 06/29, 7,65x21mm

The Swiss Army evaluated the Luger pistol in 7.65×21 mm Parabellum and Switzerland became the first country to officially adopt it in 1900 as its standard side arm, designated Pistole 1900, in 1901.[5] This model uses a 120 mm (4.7 in) barrel.
The Luger pistol was accepted by the Imperial German Navy in 1904. The Navymodel had a 150 mm (5.9 in) barrel and a two-position ( 100 meters (110 yd) or 200 meters (220 yd) ) rear sight. This version is known as Pistole 04, but was also referred to as “Marine Modell 1904” or, more colloquially, as the “Navy Luger”.[5]
In 1908, the German Army adopted the Luger to replace the Reichsrevolver in front-line service.[6] The Pistole 08 (or P.08) had a 100 mm (3.9 in) barrel and was chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum. The P.08 was the usual side arm for German Army personnel in both world wars, though it was being replaced by the Walther P38 starting in 1938. In 1930, Mauser took over manufacture of the P.08 (until 1943).[2]
The Bolivian Army adopted the DWM Luger in 9×19mm Parabellum as the main officer’s sidearm in 1908; a few hundred were bought, starting with a batch of about 250 that were included in an order of 4,000 Mauser DWM 1907 rifles and 1,000 Mauser DWM 1907 short rifles, both in caliber 7.65×53mm, and continued with smaller batches every year until 1913. Only the first batch wore crests and the Legend “Ejercito Boliviano” stamped in the receiver.

A P-08, BYF-41, 1941, 9×19mm caliber Parabellum Luger Mauser pistol—with the safety on, and with breech opened, showing the jointed arm in its most bent and locked position

The Lange Pistole 08 (German: “Long Pistol 08”) or Artillery Luger was a pistol carbine for use by German Army artillerymen as a sort of early Personal Defense Weapon. It had a 200 mm (7.9 in) barrel, an 8-position tangent rear sight (calibrated to 800 meters (870 yd)) and a shoulder stock with holster. When set for long range use the rear sight element visibly moves to the left to compensate for spin drift. It was sometimes used with a 32-round drum magazine(Trommelmagazin 08). Early issue LP08s had micrometer adjustable front and rear sights which required a 2-pin tool for adjustment. It was also available in various commercial carbine versions with yet longer barrels.
The firm Armeria Belga of Santiago (Chile) manufactured the Benke Thiemann retractable stock that could fold out from the grip section.
The United States evaluated several semi-automatic pistols in the late 19th century, including the Colt M1900Steyr Mannlicher M1894, and an entry from Mauser.[5] In 1900 the US purchased 1000 7.65×21mm Parabellum Lugers for field trials. Later, a small number were sampled in the then-new, more powerful 9×19mm round. Field experience with .38 caliber revolvers in the Philippines and ballistic tests would result in a requirement for still-larger rounds.

The .45 ACP Luger and the Colt Model 1905, from a 1907 report on testing in the US.

Cutaway drawing of 1900 Luger design from Georg Luger’s patent.

In 1906 and 1907, the US Army held trials for a large-caliber semi-automatic. DWM provided two sample Luger pistols chambered in .45 ACP for testing, with serial numbers 1 and 2. The fate of serial number 1 is unknown, as it was not returned. The serial number 2 Luger .45 passed the tests, and survived to be traded among collectors. Its rarity gives its value of around US$1 million at the time the “Million Dollar Guns” episode of History Channel‘s “Tales of the Gun” was filmed,[7] recheck by Guns & Ammo as of 1994.[8]
At least two pistols were manufactured later for possible commercial or military sales, and one is exhibited at the Norton Gallery, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The other was sold in 2010 and remains in a private collection. After initial trials, DWM, Savage, and Colt were asked to provide further samples for evaluation. DWM withdrew for reasons that are still debated, though the Army did place an order for 200 more samples. A single .45 Luger carbine is also known to exist.[9]
Towards the end of 1937 (beginning with ‘t’ & ‘u’ block pistols) Mauser phased out rust blue process and “straw finishing” the small parts and levers on their pistols, choosing to salt blue them with the rest of the weapon. When in combination with black Bakelite grip panels, used on some examples starting in 1941, these pistols were named the “Black Widow” model by a postwar US arms dealer as a marketing ploy.
Captured Lugers were much prized by Allied soldiers during both of the world wars as war trophies.[10] However, during World War II, German soldiers were aware of this and would use Lugers as “bait”, rigging them to detonate land mines or hidden booby traps when disturbed.[11] This tactic was common enough to make experienced Allied soldiers deeply suspicious of an apparently discarded Luger that they discovered.[12]

Luger Rifle M1906[edit]

A rifle, serial number 4, was found and put on auction and was said to be made by Georg Luger. The rifle uses the same mechanism as the pistol. The description mentioned a German patent No. 4126 of 1906 – the patent applied specifically to serial number 4. The rifle was chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser, and the stock resembled the later K98kstyle.[citation needed]

Usage today[edit]

Although outdated, the Luger is still sought after by collectors both for its sleek design and accuracy, and for its connection to Imperial and Nazi Germany. According to Aaron Davis, writing in The Standard Catalog of the Luger, “From its adoption, the Luger was synonymous with the German military through the end of World War II” and “Ask any World War II vet of the [European Theater of Operations] what the most prized war souvenir was and the answer will invariably come back, ‘a Luger.’”[6]
Limited production of the P.08 by its original manufacturer resumed when Mauser refurbished a quantity of them in 1999 for the pistol’s centennial. More recently, Krieghoff announced[13] the continuation of its Parabellum Model 08 line with 200 examples at $17,545.00 apiece.
In 1923, Stoeger, Inc. obtained the American trademark for the “Luger” name for the import of German-built parabellum pistols into the United States. The 1923 commercial models, in .30 Luger and 9mm, and with barrel lengths from 75 mm to 600 mm were the first pistols to bear the name “Luger”, roll stamped on the right side of the receiver. Stoeger has retained the rights to the “Luger” name. Over the past seven decades, Stoeger imported a number of different handguns under the “Luger” mark, including an Erma-built .380 version and an American-manufacture .22 which only remotely resembled the original design.[14]
In 1991, the Houston, Texas firm of Aimco, Inc. began making an all new remake of the original Georg Luger design. At that time Mitchell Arms, Inc., under the “Mitchell” name marketed Aimco’s “new” parabellum. Stoeger, Inc. bought the rights to market the Texas-built pistols in 1994, and since that time the “Luger” name is once again on these toggle-action autoloaders.
Stoeger’s current offering is named the “American Eagle” model. This refers to the U.S. eagle roll-stamped above the chamber, closely resembling the eagle used to mark the original pistols designated for U.S. import. The “American Eagle” is available in 4-inch and 6-inch barrel lengths in 9×19mm Luger only.[15]
Thousands were taken home by returning Allied soldiers during both wars, and are still in circulation today. Colonel David Hackworth mentions in his autobiography that it was still a sought-after sidearm in the Vietnam War.[16] In 1945 Mauser set up again the Luger production under the control of the French forces. In 1969, Mauser Werke in Oberndorf restarted the production until 1986 when the last commemorative model was produced.[17]


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A small but sweet Victory here in the People's Republic!

May God Bless the Honorable District Judge Roger Benitez. A true American Jurist!
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Judge Rules Law Takes Away Second Amendment Rights

California’s efforts to strengthen some of the nation’s strictest gun laws took two blows this week.

June 30, 2017, at 4:25 a.m.

Judge Rules Law Takes Away Second Amendment Rights
 In this Tuesday, June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 10 shot magazine, left, and a 15 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines.

A semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 10 shot magazine, left, and a 15 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s efforts to strengthen what already are some of the nation’s strictest gun laws took two blows this week, the latest coming when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.
The judge ruled Thursday that the ban approved by the Legislature and California voters last year takes away gun owners’ Second Amendment rights and amounts to the government seizing people’s private property without compensation.
California law has prohibited buying or selling the magazines since 2000, but until now allowed those who already owned them to keep them.
Allowing the law to take effect would have given thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens what San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez called an untenable choice: “Become an outlaw or dispossess one’s self of lawfully acquired property.”

He issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law from taking effect while he considers the underlying lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association-affiliated California Rifle & Pistol Association.
Earlier this week, California regulators temporarily blocked proposed new rules on assault weapons submitted by Attorney General Xavier Becerra in May. The Office of Administrative Law said Becerra went too far in trying to impose the new regulations without allowing for public comment.
Becerra’s office is developing regulations on how current owners of soon-to-be-illegal assault-style weapons can keep them if they’re registered starting in July 2018.
Becerra, who also is defending the high-capacity magazine ban, criticized the San Diego judge’s decision without saying what he will do next on either setback.
“Proposition 63 was overwhelmingly approved by voters to increase public safety and enhance security in a sensible and constitutional way,” he said in a statement. “I will defend the will of California voters because we cannot continue to lose innocent lives due to gun violence.”
Lawyers representing both sides said Becerra can appeal both decisions.
“Unfortunately this law will be delayed but we are confident it will go into effect, and soon,” said Ari Freilich, staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He called the San Diego lawsuit and ruling part of the NRA’s efforts “to delay and dismantle California’s law brick by brick.”
Had the ban taken effect, owners would have been required to get rid of their magazines by sending them out of state, altering them to hold no more than 10 bullets, destroying them or turning them into law enforcement agencies.
Owners can now keep the magazines until a final ruling by Benitez or if an appeals court overturns his injunction, said Chuck Michel, attorney for the NRA and the California Rifle & Pistol Association.
“This court recognized that the Second Amendment is not a second-class right and that law-abiding gun owners have the right to own these magazines to defend themselves and their families,” Michel said.
State lawmakers approved the ban last year as part of a package of gun restrictions. Voters agreed in November when they approved Proposition 63, a measure that toughened the penalties by allowing violators to be fined or jailed.
Benitez criticized Becerra’s arguments that magazines often holding 30 or 100 bullets are typically used in mass shootings and aren’t needed by hunters or civilian owners. Forcing assailants to change magazines more frequently gives victims time to flee or subdue the shooter, Becerra argued in court filings.
He listed as examples the shooting in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people and injured 53; the terrorist assault that killed 14 and injured 22 in San Bernardino; the massacre of children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; and the Arizona attack that killed six and wounded 13 including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
“Persons with violent intentions have used large capacity magazines, machine guns, hand grenades and pipe bombs, notwithstanding laws criminalizing their possession or use,” Benitez wrote. “Trying to legislatively outlaw the commonly possessed weapon de jour is like wearing flip flops on a slippery slope. A downhill slide is not hard to foresee.”
The judge suggested in his ruling that the Attorney General’s office failed to show that banning high-capacity magazines would have a significant effect on limiting mass shootings in California.
Becerra said opponents’ Second Amendment challenge has repeatedly been rejected by other courts, allowing at least seven other states and 11 local governments to already restrict the possession or sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Dear Grumpy Advice on Teaching in Today's Classroom Well I thought it was funny!

Stuff they never taught me in my 5th Year (Student Teaching)

Now I do not know how it was for any of my Fellow Teachers out there. But My 5th year as Student teacher was a very bad joke.
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In that I went thru ***** University Masters Program for Education. Where the only things that I really learned really well.
A. Was how to write out some really big checks to them.
B. That Education Degrees are a joke.
(My undergrad GPA was a 2.75 & then all of a sudden. I had a GPA of 3.5 for grad school)Image result for animal house bluto
But that is for small minds to ponder upon.
Now for the really great part!
So I somehow made it thru the complex maze of Classes that I had to go thru after working a full time as a Substitute Teacher at Juvenile Hall.
I went and saw my Academic Advisor.Image result for academic advisor meme
Who then told me that I could not do my Student teaching at Juvenile Hall. But instead go over and teach at her Husband the Principal’s School for FREE!
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Needless to say, I was a very happy camper about that one. So after a lot of crying, screaming and other unprofessional things and incidents. Off I went to Hubbys School.
Where I met my Mentor Teacher “Mr. B**E. Where upon he showed me the classroom and then disappeared for the next 5 weeks.
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So what does one do? Well I took roll and put the kids to work. For the next 5 weeks.
Until the day the Principal showed up and asked “Who the Hell are you?”. I then asked “Who the hell are you”back.
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After that somewhat lengthy verbal counseling session given to me was finished. My Mentor Teacher for some reason came back ASAP. Then the good times showed up. (Not really)Image result for not so good times roll memes
Bottom line – I still do not know why “they” let me into a classroom. But I guess that I fooled them all. Maybe I should’ve gone to Truck Driving School instead! NAH!Image result for teachers pension memes
Here are some memes that might or might not help you in the “Most noble of Professions”.
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You will be amazed on how many trees / lined paper an average Teacher will go through!Image result for wasted forest
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IEP’s the world’s greatest waste of time!
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Most Teachers are frustrated artists
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I never had that problem in Juvenile Hall Court Schools
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But all Teachers have this one.
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Especially with really boring subjects!
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I myself have been called Dad though!
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One of the things that was really hard for me to accept. Was the fact there are a few folks who just do not want to learn!
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Been there & said that!
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They actually believe that we will buy this!
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Every day, all the day for me!
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Especially in today’s world, this is was a problem for me!Image result for teacher i don t want to go back to school
I still have Flashbacks even after several years of retirement!
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The Black Hole of Education is when:


How to spot a fake expert.

I really liked this video. It seems to me that we have both met this kind of person before. So kick back & enjoy!
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All About Guns

The Vault – Another Gem of a Gun Shop in the AV California

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Here is another fine example of a Gun Shop. That is located up in the Antelope Valley of Northern Los Angeles County.
Anyways, I stopped by to check it out while I was up there on other business. Where upon I was very pleasantly surprised by it.
In that they had a nice selection of Guns and ammo for sale. Plus the staff there were very polite and helpful to this old Fart.
So if you are in the area. You might like to check them out.
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They are by the Antelope Valley Freeway on the East side by the way.

All About Guns

You spend how much on that!?!

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The Aberman “Million Dollar” .45 Luger. Two .45 caliber prototypes were originally manufactured by DWM under the supervision of Georg Luger for the U.S. Trials of 1906, but neither is known to have survived.
At least two revised pistols with a different grip angle were made shortly afterward for possible commercial or military sales. One is in the Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana, and this is the other, sold in 2010 to a private collector.
I found this also very interesting to read more about this item.

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The Million Dollar Luger Pistol

This Luger Pistol is Rare and Worth a Bunch to Gun Collectors
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Currently Dave and I are writing a sort of followup to the Total Gun Manual entitled “100 Great Guns” and as I have been reacquainting myself with the world’s most famous firearms, I was reminded of the interesting story behind the very rare .45 caliber Luger pistol.

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In the movie Wall Street, greedmeister Gordon Gekko brags about owning “the rarest pistol in the world,” and shows off a (prop) .45 caliber Luger pistol.
Also known as “the million dollar Luger” the pistol was not merely a product of Oliver Stone’s imagination; it does exist as an interesting footnote to the familiar story of the Army’s adoption of the 1911 as its sidearm.
The Philippine Insurrection and the Army’s own testing — which involved shooting a bunch of live cattle and human cadavers with pistols — determined that the Army’s new sidearm should be of at least .45 caliber, as .38s had failed to make much impression on charging Moro tribesmen.
One of the several pistols submitted for the test was a .45 caliber version of the Luger semiautomatic pistol. The Army had previously purchased 1,000 7.65mm Lugers and a few in 9x19mm (aka 9mm parabellum/Luger), but only two .45 caliber Lugers were specially made up for the Army tests in 1907 by manufacturer DWM.
The Army was interested enough in it to order more for additional testing. By the time they did, DWM turned the Army down, perhaps because they had already signed a contract with the German military.
Whatever the reason, that pair of Lugers remain the only two ever made in .45 ACP. The whereabouts of one is unknown. The other was sold for a $1,000,000 in 1989, although when it was auctioned in 2010 it brought “only” $494,500. So it’s really the “almost-half-a-million-dollar Luger,” but it does exist.
Image from Wikipedia.

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Well I thought it was funny!