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  •  Yes, that would perhaps not sail these days (1+ / 0-)
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    billmosby

    Heh, I must confess the Luger has always had a guilty-pleasure dark sort of appeal. It's not an especially beautiful artifact - but its form is true to its nature: that the handgun is an instrument of control, and the mechanism of that control is threat of death.

    •  I've owned one for about 10 years. (0+ / 0-)

      A 1917 DWM, matching serial numbers. Ostensibly. It cost about right for a run of the mill Luger, and I read that those generally were remanufactured prior to the start of WW II so it's not like it's really a collector's item.

      I finally got around to shooting it a couple of weeks ago. Feels like it is still new. Although the magazine is a modern replacement and needs some break-in time or else is not a very good one.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:24:16 AM PST

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