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gyvel
May 1, 2011, 01:15 AM
Does anyone know if barrels from original Luger pistols will fit an Interarms Mauser Parabellum?

James K
May 1, 2011, 07:55 PM
AFAIK the threads are the same, but the Interarms Luger barrels appear to have been made without draw lines so I don't know if the old barrels will draw up the same way.

Jim

gyvel
May 4, 2011, 07:35 AM
Thanks for the reply, Jim. A little research has revealed that the threaded portion of the barrel is much longer on the Interarms Parabellums than the original P.08s. I think only a Swiss P.29 would interchange.

James K
May 4, 2011, 02:05 PM
Which Interarms pistol do you have? I have both but the German type is buried too deep in the safe to dig it out right now. The Swiss type receiver ring is about 3mm longer than the one on an S/42, so you are right, barrels would not interchange.

I did a bit of looking up via Google, and found nothing on this, but note the arguments are still raging about those "witness marks", with the usual experts spouting the usual garbage. I once was a member of the Luger forum and told them exactly when those marks were made and why and how they were used. I actually was threatened by an "expert" who was so deep in his own BS that he wasn't even rational. (He also told me, from his superior knowledge, that the Luger was a blowback pistol!)

Jim

gyvel
May 5, 2011, 12:38 PM
I have one of each; An early "Swiss" pattern 9mm (flat front gripstrap), and a later "Mauser" type 7.65 with the hump at the lower end of the front gripstrap. Each has an upper receiver that is about 3mm longer than my P.08s. I was hoping to rebarrel the "Mauser" pattern to 9mm, but I guess I'll have to look for an Interarms replacement.