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So after cleaning and checking my friendís gun, I decided to get my own 06/29, but with the colourful red grips and mag bottom.

Those were produced for the Swiss army from 1933 to 1938 I believe. Thereafter W+F produced them with brown and then black plastic grips.

The material is canevasit, which is made of cotton fabric and phenolic resin.



















So Iíll have a double range session tomorrow
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Beautiful P08. Do you frequent the Luger Forum? That site is full of info about all P08s and their history as well.
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Beautiful gun. The Swiss models with the prominent grip safety always look a bit odd to me.

I finally decided to tick off this item on my bucket list and bought a P.08; the German variant, though. I’ll post about it once I have it.
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Beautiful P08. Do you frequent the Luger Forum? That site is full of info about all P08s and their history as well.
That is not a P.08. But I agree it's beautifull.
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That is not a P.08. But I agree it's beautifull.

I was going to make the same remark, it is a Parabellum W+F (Waffenfabrik Bern) model 1929 or 06/29

I do not frequent the Luger forum yet, Iíll probably go on it the day I buy my first German Luger
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I was going to make the same remark, it is a Parabellum W+F (Waffenfabrik Bern) model 1929 or 06/29

I do not frequent the Luger forum yet, Iíll probably go on it the day I buy my first German Luger

Me, on the other hand, hope to get me a nice Bern one of these days.

Got a .30 DWM Portuguese contract of the 06 pattern very similar to the Swiss DWM ones.

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And 3 P.08s. A DWM from 1916(or 1915, I'm not sure right now), an S/42(Mauser) from 1938 and a byf(Mauser) from 1941.

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EDIT: Still trying to get my hands on a byf 42 from the 1943 Portuguese contract.
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Beautiful gun. The Swiss models with the prominent grip safety always look a bit odd to me.

I finally decided to tick off this item on my bucket list and bought a P.08; the German variant, though. Iíll post about it once I have it.
I understand the "big" grip safety is much easier to use than the standard one. If the spring is still very stiff it's a bit hard to use.
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