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Old 12-27-2020, 08:17 AM   #1
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East German Pistol geekery

If you're fan of weird gun shit, this is a great page: https://www.p38guns.com/East%20German%20Guns.htm

It's a site that shows East German knockoffs, remanufactures, and conversions of mostly P38s and Lugers.
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:38 AM   #2
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That was really cool. I like the wood grips on the P-38s. If I were to pick a gun to clone, I don't know if it would be the Luger, personally. As iconic as they are, I understand they're a bit fiddly and pretty complicated.

I like the older stuff, boy are some of those ugly!

And it's an interesting snapshot of history projected through these pieces.
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That was really cool. I like the wood grips on the P-38s. If I were to pick a gun to clone, I don't know if it would be the Luger, personally. As iconic as they are, I understand they're a bit fiddly and pretty complicated.

I like the older stuff, boy are some of those ugly!

And it's an interesting snapshot of history projected through these pieces.


I had a P38 back in the sixties, and it was a well made, accurate and good looking weapon. I agree on the Luge, iconic, but not a really great weapon.
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I had a P38 back in the sixties, and it was a well made, accurate and good looking weapon. I agree on the Luge, iconic, but not a really great weapon.
I was just reading about why the Luger has gotten a reputation for not being reliable and it was mostly because of the P38 and it's requirement for lower power ammo. The Luger needs more of a +P load where the P38's blowback action needs something more along the lines of modern loadings.
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