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Unread 04-29-2023, 11:44 AM   #1
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How do you determine the current caliber I have a ww1 luger
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two clues - look for the 8.xx mark under the barrel if it's a military luger - that would be for a 9mm
And try to slide a standard sized pencil into the barrel - it won't go in for a 7.65.

A photo of the barrel tip would help, too.

Both calibers use the same magazine.

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Probably a 9mm as it is unit marked. Most likely a reblue, as the trigger and safety are blue instead of strawed. 1920 property marked. Dial calipers will tell you caliber, as well as the pencil test.
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9mm no doubt~
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We also have an item on this issue in our FAQ. Follow the link at the top of every forum page, and download the PDF document. It has a lot of good reference information including details on this subject.
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