The Luger models explained

A brief recall of the basic models
- The Old (1900) and the New (1906) construction
- The current calibers
- The frame can be of long or short type
- Old and New Model Features compared point by point
- Finishing of the Luger pistols
The Luger Model 1900
- Basic technical characteristics
- One of the first requested changes
- Thumb safety lever variations
- Pictures showing the salient features of the 1900 Model
- The grip safety broadening
The Luger 1902 in 9 mm Parabellum
- The 9 mm cartridge evolving from the 7.65 mm cartridge
- The first 1902 prototypes
- Shortening of the frame
- The curvature of the trigger guard
- The cartridges-counter model
- Mauser 1902 commemorative models
The Luger Carbine
- Long barreled models appeared during 1900
- An unusual graduated rear sight
- The 1900 models with a 175 mm barrel
- The Luger Carbine of 1902
- The Luger Carbine of the post WW I period
The transitional Models of 1903 - 1906
- Mechanism improvements of the 1903 - 1906 period
- Breechblock - Extractor - Toggle knobs
- The transitional modifications of 1904 - 1905
- The Luger Model 1906
The Naval Luger
- The Naval Luger of 1904
- Some transitional variations
- The Naval Luger of 1906
- Naval Lugers with a modified safety
- First issue - First issue modified - Second issue
- The Naval Luger of 1908 - 1914
- The Naval Luger of 1914 - 1918
- The Naval Luger of Weimar Republic
- Photo Gallery
The Standard Luger from 1908 to 1916
- By 1908 the German Army adopted the Luger pistol
- German Army Luger characteristics
- The hold-open latch discarded and later reintroduced
- The production for the Army began in 1909
- By 1916, Georg Luger changed the sear design
The Long Luger or Luger "Artillery"
- Officially adopted by the German Army on June 3, 1913
- The Erfurt arsenal produced it during 1914, only
- The Luger "Artillery" mechanical features
- The rear sight variations
- The Luger "Artillery" of 1916
- The first drum magazine pattern
- Photo Gallery
The Luger Prototypes
- The seven shots Luger prototype
- The Luger prototype in caliber .45 ACP
- The "baby" Luger of 1920
The Standard Luger of the 1925 - 45 Period
- The wooden magazine bottom was canceled
- The striker's head milled with three longitudinal grooves
- The machinery was transferred from BKIW(DWM) to Mauser
- MAUSER's typical rear frame shape
- Improvement of the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge
- Another specific feature of the MAUSER's production
- HAENEL's new improved magazines
- A trick to quickly determine if a Luger toggle is Krieghoff made
- Two types of brown plastic grip pieces
John Martz Lugers
- A truly original and meaningful technical modification
- John Vernon Martz credentials
- Martz Safe Toggle Release (U.S. Patent number 3,956,967)
- What about the M.T.S.R.?
- Photo Gallery
John Martz Luger in Caliber .45 ACP
- Lugers in 45" ACP require modifications of the structure
- How the frame is cut and the receiver lengthened
- How the toggle assembly is lengthened
- New walnut grips tailored and checkered by Georges Sarkisian
- Specific jigs for the welding of the frame
- Ed Korda : A machining expert
- The Luger breechblock adapted for the .45" cartridge
- Sights are produced from scratch for any Luger model
- The Luger in .22" Magnum caliber
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