And Another One

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by OIF2, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. OIF2

    OIF2 Well-Known

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    When it rains, it pours. Word got out that I liked "old pistols" and I was offered this nice DWM 1918 9mm. Very nice shape, all-matched (including the magazine) and an excellent bore. Couldn't say no. Initial grouping shows a typical European desire to hit about 4-6" high at 25 yards. A 6 o'clock hold works fine with 115 grain GI match ball.

    No holster, but the old guy that sold it to me said "it's around somewhere" and would give it to me when he found it. Not an issue, since I won't be carrying it. Now I have 3 of these damn things; I only wanted one nice "shooter" (a 7.65mm Swiss rebuild, shown below). A man's gotta do what he's gotta do though, so it's off to the range (again) with the new purchase, after an initial quick test for zero and function. I had hopes of thinning the herd, but there's worse things, I suppose. More pics when I do a thorough shoot-fest.
    Bob

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    My Swiss Luger in 7.65mm. Can't have too many of these things, I guess
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    Daughter shooting my 3rd Luger, a post-war Mauser Parabellum. Great shooter (both her & the pistole).
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  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Nice.
    Standing by for After Action Report.
     
  3. rl96ss

    rl96ss Well-Known

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    Hey, I like old guns too. Nice one Bob one of these I'll get one before they hit the stratosphere. Though I think they already did.
     
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  4. OIF2

    OIF2 Well-Known

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    Lugers are not as bad as you'd think...actually, the bottom has fallen out on Luger prices. Nice wartime ones with all-matched parts are available for less than you'd think.
    Bob
     
  5. rl96ss

    rl96ss Well-Known

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    Don't see too many come up for sale locally (hint, hint) and the only place I see them for sale are gun shows and Gunbroker and they want crazy money. Though I feel their value is well deserved.
     

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