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    FURRER M1919 SMG BASED ON THE LUGER PISTOLE 08

    I suppose being half Germanicon I should have taken more of an interest into one of the worlds finest machined pistols before now. I bought a book sometime ago on the LUGER and its origins and found some really interesting points not commonly known, which might interest a lot of you.

    The 7.65mm Furrer M1919 submachinegun was effectively a Luger action mounted in a carbine stock designed by the head of Waffenfabrik Bern, which produced Swissicon Military Lugers. The Bergmann MP 18 was not related to the Luger technically, but took over the tactical role of the LP 08. It fed from the same 32 round snail drum, fitted with a slide-on collar to reinforce the neck.

    Was wondering if anybody was a dedicated Luger expert and what they could impart on this interesting weapon for its time?
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Is this the one Gil? Furrer 1919 SMG Forgotten Weapons
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    Jim,
    Yes also its sister which had two magazines side by side with two actions, incredible piece of engineering.
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    I saw that one first...when searching.
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    Amazing and simple using gravity to feed the rounds like the Owen SMG and inverting the Lugers upside down. Cocking them must have been a pleasure upside down. Would love to see one of those rattling down the range.

    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    I've been on hand when one of our number fired an M1915 Villar Parosa with the twin barrels and twin mags. 20 rd mags don't last long at 1200 RPM.


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    Jim,
    Thanks for that. Just shows what a simple little old gun it was all round, laying lead down when it was needed.
    Its all education, and I never knew LUGER had such a beast on the operational circuit.
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    that is essentially a full auto takedown 10/22 pistol carbine thingy.. cute but not as nice as the sub guns mauser made.

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