Got My 1st Luger!


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jonnyc
December 6, 2008, 06:39 PM
Got my first Luger today, a "shooter", just as I wanted.
The top half and side plate all match and seem to be in pretty nice shape.
The bottom half is a bit ugly, but seems solid and functional. The only number I can find on the frame is the serial, and the locking bolt doesn't match it.
The cheap, ratty, ill-fitting plastic grips gotta go REAL FAST.
I seem to be missing the "Hold-Open Latch Spring" and the "Locking Bolt Spring". I don't believe that either of these is critical to a firing test tomorrow. Is that true?
The safety functions correctly, but it is a bit loose. Is there a spring in there somewhere to keep it tight, or do the grips (remember the loose-fitting grips?) keep the safety lever in-place and tight?
Where is the best place to get the two springs?
Where is the best place to get decent (read: functional and relatively inexpensive) repro wood grips?
Thanks.

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Eightball
December 6, 2008, 07:46 PM
Congrats! Can't help you on your questions, though.

Picture?

jonnyc
December 7, 2008, 12:57 PM
Hmmm.....no thoughts or comments?

Took it out this AM. I had four issues that need to be addressed:

1. The lanyard ring chewed my thumb up. Guess a glove will take care of that.

2. A couple of times the next round stayed down in the mag. Probably a mag issue I'll deal with after the next two.

3. The toggle stayed back almost 80-90% of the 40 shots. I'm thinking that is due to the missing Latch Spring. Must get that soon.

4. The trigger did not re-set most of the time and I had to re-cock the pistol. Anyone have a clue on this issue?

I used only Remington "Green Box" ammo today. I have read that Lugers are ammo-sensitive. Could this ammo be the cause of any of the problems above?

TIA

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