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World War-Era Lugers

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German pistol was highly prized trophy for American soldiers. On today's Curator's Corner, John Popp speaks with Senior Curator of the National Firearms Museum Phil Schreier about two variations of the iconic 9mm Luger design. The first pistol, which hails from World War I, is a 1918 model with a wooden plug, manufactured by DWM, which was later purchased by Mauser. The second is an example of the famous Mauser 42 Luger from World War II, which has an aluminum plug and was made in 1931. Originally aired on 7/2/2009.

Season 11