The short story, grandparents recently passed, I inherited all his fire arms...this was found under the mattress..any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking
During the Weimar period, new magazines continued to be manufactured with wooden bases. In 1925 the
Reichswehr issued a directive that new magazines would henceforth be made with aluminum bases although a
slightly later directive stipulated that army stores of wooden magazine bases available for repairs were to be
used up before these aluminum bases would be issued.
There is nothing wrong with quality European commercial ammunition. Sellier & Bellot, Prvi Partizan, Fiocchi, etc. Or even MagTech or Aguila from South America. I wouldn't shoot steel cased, military surplus, or +P loads in a Luger but any quality standard velocity 9mm ammo will be fine. Blazer Brass, Federal American Eagle/Ultra Target and Range, and Winchester White Box ran flawlessly in the 1916 DWM Luger that I previously owned.Appears you have a good older luger, mismatched parts not withstanding. If you might care to take it out and try it, use commercial 9mm ammo produced in the US. Don't use military ammo or ammo produced in a foreign country, ONLY American commercial.
I don't understand why you think US produced commercial ammo or any other US made product is superior. That is certainly not true in my experience. Any commercially made ammo is going to be just fine, it has absolutely nothing to do with the age of the gun. The steel and other metals that firearms are made of don't just magically deteriorate over time as some would like to believe.Kyle ----- I did not say foreign commercial ammo is faulty or not to be used in modern weapons. I'm only advising the OP that to fire ammo of unknown origin in a somewhat collector's piece (possibly 100 + years old) is not a good idea. I've fired a lot of Sellier & Bellot, Privi Partizan and Mag Tech ammo in several of my more modern pieces with no harmful effects and consider it very good ammo. If the OP really values his 100+ year old luger he / she should stay with US produced commercial ammo or shoot the ammo that is made up on their own reloading equipment.