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Old January 21, 2022, 07:52 AM   #1
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Parabellum Lange Pistole 08

As I was roaming around the LGS before Christmas, he showed me this Artillerie LP 08 he just brought in. We were running out of time as he wanted to leave to start preparing dinner for the family. I asked him to put it aside for me and we’d discuss details and price in January. Last Friday I saw the gun on display with a price tag of $ 3830. I was a bit surprised and he admitted he forgot to reserve it for me, but no harm since it’s still there. Mmh that could have turned sour. Anyway, we agreed to $ 3400 and I took it home.

We spoke two days later and he mentioned three separate customers came in later that day to purchase it, so the disappointment was on their side thankfully.

It’s a 1917 made DWM Ari with matching numbers including the stock, rod and loading tool. Condition is fair with a nice patina possibly resulting from two world wars.



















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Old January 21, 2022, 07:53 AM   #2
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Sight set at 800 m





With its little brother, 1936 Mauser (S/42) P08





Off to the range. Tried it at both 25 and 50 m, pistol shot very high at both distances, so it’s probably sighted in at 100 m. I’ll have to adjust via the fine setting screw.

I had to aim at the lower target to hit the upper one at 25 m



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Old January 21, 2022, 10:36 AM   #3
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Have you shot it with the stock? That might change the point of impact. Fun at least.
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Old January 21, 2022, 11:07 AM   #4
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Luger, sexiest pistol ever made!
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Old January 21, 2022, 12:24 PM   #5
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Have you shot it with the stock? That might change the point of impact. Fun at least.

No not yet
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You have the coolest stuff. And your photo skills are incredible. Thanks for sharing. I still want to come over and play.
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