Because manufacture was ceased in 1943, getting replacement parts for these handguns might be difficult. We offer a large stock of Luger components, including as spring kits, magazines, and grips. We also sell Luger tools and holsters so you may fix your handgun and preserve these pieces of history alive.
The Luger pistol was invented by German gun designer Paul Mauser and introduced in 1904. It was one of the first successful semi-automatic pistols. The name comes from its manufacturer, Karl Luger. The company was later taken over by Anton Haumer and Siegfried Piëch. These two men are responsible for most of the design concepts that you see today in modern pistols such as the Sig Sauer P226. In 1938, Hitler took control of the company and forced them to produce weapons for him. This caused them to shut down their own factory and move production over to Poland and Russia. When Germany declared war on America, they continued to make guns for the military even though they were not allowed to export them. After World War II ended, the Soviet Union bought out the Russian patents for the Luger pistol system and now makes them under the PTP brand.
Here is a list of other famous Mauser/Luger products: Gewehr 88, Gewehr 91, Gewehr 98, Panzerabwehrpanzer M44.
Luger pistol replicas are being manufactured today. It was popularized by Germany's employment of it during World Wars I and II, while it was also utilized by many other countries. The term "Luger" is derived from the name of its inventor, Paul J. Luger.
World War I brought about a rise in popularity for the pistol because it was easy to operate and maintain. German manufacturers produced nearly 500,000 copies between 1914 and 1918. After the war ended, production dropped dramatically until it was revived again in 1922 with improved design features. By this time, World War II had begun, so manufacturing once more slowed down until it finally stopped in 1945. Around 15,000 guns were made over these several years.
During World War II, the Luger pistol was used by many armies across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Because of its low cost and high rate of fire, it became one of the most popular firearms in Europe after World War I. German soldiers used them until they were replaced by the MP40 machine gun in 1936. During this time, many foreign armies also began using the Luger, including those in India, Iraq, Japan, South Africa, and Venezuela. In all, approximately 600,000 Lugers were made throughout history.
Stoeger launched the Luger, a.22 caliber, 10 round, blow-back operated, semi-automatic handgun, in 1969 and retired it in 1985. More than 100,000 units were sold.
The Stoeger company is based in Switzerland and its pistols are now produced under license in Hungary. The company says it designed the Luger to meet American demands for a smaller, lighter and more efficient pistol. It also say that it improved upon the existing German design by adding an external hammer strut on which the trigger mechanism sits. This makes it impossible to fire without pulling the trigger. The gun has been very popular with hunters due to its small size and light weight.
These factors make the Luger ideal for use in remote areas where there might not be enough people to justify the size of larger guns. Of course, this also makes it useful for self-defense too. The Swiss police adopted the pistol as standard issue in 1970 and it still uses one today. Other countries including the United States, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Spain also use the Luger as their main service pistol.
In addition to law enforcement agencies, the Luger has found favor with private citizens because of its small size and easy handling characteristics.
1908 The mechanism opened on recoil after shooting to receive a new cartridge from an eight-round, detachable box magazine in its grip. After George Luger, an Austrian, invented the Luger in 1898, several variant versions were created. From 1908 through 1938, the Luger was the standard handgun of the German armed forces. Production ended during World War II when it was replaced by the Walther P38.
After WWII, the West German government took over production and the pistol became known as the Krauss-Maffei Luger. In 1963, the pistol was renamed again to its current form - the SIG SAUER P220.
Today, the SIG SAUER P220 is one of the most popular pistols among shooter teams and collectors. It is available in 9mm Luger,.40 S&W, and.45 ACP.
The SIG SAUER P220 is based on an open design with few parts that can be removed or modified without damaging the gun. This allows owners to create their own custom variants for different competitions or applications.
In addition to being used by police departments across the United States, the SIG SAUER P220 is also popular with military personnel in countries such as Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey.
The SIG SAUER P220 is considered to be one of the best semi-automatic pistols available today.