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Unread 03-07-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Danish made P08 magazines

DISA (Dansk Industri Syndikat) Danish Industry Syndicate (Owned by AP Møller) made P08 magazines after WWII.

Several designs.

To USA
P83:
Magazine bottom cast from Silumin with hole for 9mm casing as spring guide.
Follower from cast steel.
Loading lever with criss-cross pattern and stepped edge.
Finish is zinkphosfate/ zink parkerizing.

1952: 10350 pcs to WAC (Western Arms Corporation) in LA
1956: 4000 pcs to WAC in LA
1957: 1000 pcs to PFC in LA (marked "MADE IN DENMARK")
1960: 750 pcs to WAC in LA

P122:
No 9mm case as spring guide in bottom but a proper spring guide in follower.
Follower from cast steel.
Loading lever with criss-cross pattern and no stepped edge.
Magazine body hardned.
Finish is zinkphosfate/ zink parkerizing.

P124 is a P122 with "MADE IN DENMARK" stamped on the bottom.

1960: 350 pcs to JLG in NY (marked "MADE IN DENMARK")
1961: 220 pcs to MEC in Chicago (marked "MADE IN DENMARK")

To UK
P83
1956: 4000 pcs to MOS London
1959: 250 pcs to P H ltd. Birmingham

To Norway
P124
1960 2000 pcs to EW in Oslo (marked "MADE IN DENMARK")
1960 100 pcs to EW in Oslo (marked "MADE IN DENMARK")

To Germany
P83
1960 100 pcs to ??? Hamburg

This info is taken from the order books and delivered quantity might differ slightly.

From the start (1900) the firm was named "Compagnie Madsen" renamed to "Dansk Rekyl Riffel Syndikat" (Danish Recoil Rifle Syndicate) in 1936 (when it was bought by AP Møller) and renamed again to DISA after WWII. Bombed/sabotaged several times during the war as they worked (a litthe to keen) for the Germans.

So some 16670 Danish made P08 magazines were once in time in the US of A.
Sadly many have perished.

This is info i have nicked from a Danish forum and i have no further info to give.
https://www.arma-dania.dk/forum/view...hp?f=36&t=1262
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Hmm..over16k floating around the USA. Has anyone seen any of these? I wonder why the comment regarding many have "perished". What caused many to perish?
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Were non original magazines collectable in the late 1960's-1980's?
Or vere they simply a cheap means of getting some rounds through dads war bring back?
Remember thay were made by a company noone have heard of in a country few could place on the globe.

How many collect MecGar magazines?
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I own one P08 mag that is marked "made in Denmark" on the alum(appearing) base. It is a bit different than what is described above, especially on the loading button(multiple circles....not cross hatched). It works like an absolute dream in all of my Lugers. It has a stout mag spring. Body is a grey parkerized type finish with a steel follower. I got it in the early 1970s.
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I bought a mixed group of Luger magazine bases, about 3 wood and 5 aluminum. The aluminum ones were marked "Made in Denmark." I've been using them to repair older magazines with broken and missing bottoms. They work well.
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Denmark used a lot of captured German equipment after the war to equip their armed forces... Lugers included. I would imagine that the magazines in question were produced locally as replacements.

I have owned them in the past. They have been in my experience some of the better folded sheet metal Luger magazines, very high quality, and as far as function and fit.

But none, including these match the quality, durability, etc. of the FXO type IMHO.
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Denmark used a lot of captured German equipment after the war to equip their armed forces... Lugers included. I would imagine that the magazines in question were produced locally as replacements.

I have owned them in the past. They have been in my experience some of the better folded sheet metal Luger magazines, very high quality, and as far as function and fit.

But none, including these match the quality, durability, etc. of the FXO type IMHO.
The FXO type tends to be tight owing to its construction. Properly hardened folded sheet metal magazines such as MecGar tend to feed a bit more reliably.
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