Luger

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Luger P08 (Parabellum)
Luger P08 (6971793777).jpg
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
Chinese Civil War
Rhodesian Bush War
Production history
Designer Georg J. Luger
Designed 1898
Manufacturer Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, Imperial Arsenals of Erfurt and Spandau, Simson, Krieghoff, Mauser, Vickers Ltd, Waffenfabrik Bern
Produced 1900–1942


The Luger was a German semi-automatic pistol that was introduced in 1908. It was the first pistol to use the 9x19mm Parabellum bullet. Its magazines hold eight bullets.

Technically, it was and is held in high esteem. The workmanship was top-class, and its performance was highly respected.[1] The Luger was eventually replaced by the Walther P38.

The 9 millimeter bullets designed for the gun are still a standard for NATO forces.

References[change | change source]

  1. DWM Luger P-08 9mm Pistol. [1]