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|The handgun known as the “Luger” was designed by George Luger in 1899. Luger was a firearms designer working for the private German company DWM (Deutche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken) located in Berlin. The pistol was originally created in a unique caliber called .30 Luger. The caliber was popular with civilian sales but when the pistol was submitted for military trials for different countries it was not well received due to the small caliber. Luger designed a new, larger and more powerful round for the gun called the 9mm Parabellum in 1902. The round is 9mm in diameter and the case is 21mm long (9x21). This round is the same that is currently produced today. The German Navy adopted the 9mm Luger in 1906 as it’s standard side arm but the German Army did not adopt it until 1908. The official designation was Pistol of 1908,or “P.08”. The P.08 was the standard German side arm through WWI.
There were several manufacturers of the “Luger” over the years: DWM, Erfurt, Simson, Krieghoff, an|