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Old January 25, 2013, 01:04 PM   #5
James K
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While many privately owned or captured guns were carried by German soldiers, official ammunition supply was limited to two calibers, the service pistol caliber of 9mm 1908 (9mm Luger) and the 7.65mm Browning (.32 ACP). Some .22 LfB (LR) was available for target shooting with small bore rifles or conversion kits. Neither the 9mm Kurz (.380 ACP) nor the 6.35mm Browning (.25 ACP) was in the German police/military supply system. When "booty weapons" or obsolete weapons in a non-standard caliber were issued to rear area troops or security forces, ammo was issued with the understanding that there might not be any more available.

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