Luger Field Strip

The Luger pistol may well be the most coveted collector handgun of modern time, and it is easy to understand why. The unique toggle locked action makes it mechanically interesting and they just shoot like a dream. So, how do they work?

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Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.


  • Riot

    Good video, the luger is such a classic – simplier to take apart than I thought it would be.

    • marathag

      It’s no Ruger Mk I, that’s for sure

  • Isaac Newton

    neat video to watch after forgotten weapons bordchard pistol. I think the transcripts is from the last video however.

  • Don Ward

    At least in this country, the mystique of the German Luger has certainly made it a collector’s from when American doughboys first started bringing them back home from France in 1918 and 1919.

  • marathag

    Open Bolt transcript?

    But nice vid.

    Would have liked you try to pull the recoil spring and pivot assembly, that is bit of a PITA

  • Secundius

    My Grandfather on my Mothers side, fought with the Wehrmacht at the Battle of Stalingrad in WW2. After being promoted to Unteroffizier (Sergeant), he was issued an P08 Luger. The Tolerances were SO TIGHT on the Luger, that during the “Bitter Winter Fighting”. The P08 Luger, was next to USELESS as a Firearm. He SWAPPED it for a Walther P38, which in HIS opinion was a Far Better and Reliable Pistol and could take the Extreme Sub-Zero Temperatures of the Stalingrad Campaign…