The standard 9mm bullet of
the time had a conoidal point, these jammed in the drum magazines, so the rounded,
ogival bullet was developed which is now the standard 9mm Parabellum bullet.
The drum magazines were mass produced and issued with LP 08 pistols, they were
very popular in trench fighting where a high rate of fire and a large magazine
capacity made up for the clumsiness of the drum magazine.
The pistol itself was
highly thought of, the 8 inch barrel was a perfect combination with the 9mm
ballistics. Precise sights were fitted, the earlier ones having micrometer
adjustment for zeroing. The rear ramp sight automatically moved to the left
as longer ranges were set, this was to offset any rifling drift. During WW2
some selective fire conversions were made, the detail photograph shows mock
up selector controls for a future project.
For some reason
The real guns were
The result can be
The same valve is
The drum mag is
The holster stock
The holster contains
The long barrel
Although the service
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