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#1 Starbuck

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:55 PM

I am a huge fan of original military pistols and rifles. I've been collecting them for several years now. Over the past couple of years, I've fallen in love with the old sinister German auto-loading pistols, the C1896 .30 calibre Mauser Broomhandle and the P-08 9mm DWM Luger (I bought a C96 Mauser back in the summer). After seeing King Kong at the theater last weekend and seeing the captain of the Venture kill a native with his P-08 Luger Artillery pistol, I decided I was going to make a Nerf replica.

The P-08 Long barrel "Artillery" Luger was intended for the crews of German artillery and Naval officers during World War 1. It had an incredible 8 inch barrel and was very sleek for its time (and still is!).

So, I printed off pictures of Lugers and went AWOL in my basement and produced this pistol. For your conveniece I've put pictures of real Lugers under mine for comparison purposes.

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This one of a kind replica was made using a hodge podge of parts. I used my Boomstick (formerly an Autogrip), a SuperMaxx250, and other random parts and springs.

As you can see, friends, I've spent much time time on the details of this pistol. The sights are as close as I can get them. I used the back sight off of an old BB rifle to simulate the adjustable sight of the original. The front sight is crafted after the original. The grips were hand crafted from walnut wood and stained with Minwax walnut stain. You can't see it in the picture, but beneath the grips, I put in screws to hold the grips, just like the original.

The barrel is a whopping 8 inches long, just like the original. As a matter of fact, the whole pistol is on a nearly 1:1 ratio of the original!

It's not all for looks, folks. It's a fully functional sidearm. Since the pistol was constructed of my Autogrip Boomstick, the ranges are as follow:

Long: 85'
Short: 74'
Avg: 79.3

This is the first weapon in a line of real life weapons I will be recreating here in the coming months. As always, questions and comments are welocme. I hope you've enjoyed another Starbuck/Noid creation!
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 09:01 PM

The pictures don't do it justice. Absolutely amazing. I knew I recognized that orange plunger handle from somewhere!

Is there any recoil to it, that Boomstick of yours seems to have a lot of power to achieve those ranges.

Awesome job.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 09:51 PM

That is one damn accurate replica. Mad props to you Starbuck.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:10 PM

Yea...by far one of the most accurate replicas i've ever seen...ever...thats amazing. Love the grip...hand crafted things are awesome.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:13 PM

WHOA!!!! WHOA WHOA WHOA!!!! Amazing job, that is badass!
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:28 PM

Wow...

That somewhat also resembles a Ruger MK II series .22 pistol, of which I owned 2 at one time (sold one, gave one to dear old Dad).

Just don't go out in too many public places with that thing. That's almost as repulsive as an Airsoft replica (speaking about my angst for Airsoft and it's dangerously authentic imitation to real steel weapons.)

But from a crafter's standpoint, excellent!


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#7 N3maN

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:38 PM

Thats just incredbible, great work man!
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#8 Starbuck

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:50 PM

Here's an update:

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It's a close-up of the grips and screws.

Piney, as I'm sure you know, the Rugers were modelled after the Lugers/Nambus. I have an AMT version of the Ruger .22. I love that thing! :P

It does look incredibly close to a real gun. If one wanted to take it into public, an orange end cap would have to be applied.

The driving force behind this replica is my passion for military weaponry. I don't have $2500 to lay down for an original Naval Artillery Luger. I just laid down $600 for a C96 Mauser and $300 for a 30-40 Krag carbine.

Thank you for your compliments.

Edited by Starbuck, 22 December 2005 - 11:52 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 12:12 AM

Wow, that is amazing. At first I did not read the description and I thought that was the actual gun, until I saw people commenting on how realistic it looks.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:55 AM

Oh well, what can I say? That is a damn fine Autogrip Luger you got there.

Good Job!
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:59 AM

That's Fricken awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:31 PM

I have the means to manufacture more. If I can get enough interest, I might be willing to make some and sell limited numbers of them...
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:26 PM

Looks great, my only comment really is that your handle looks a little skinny compared to the real thing... From what I remember from seeing one (I've got to look and hold one) Maybe its just me...

Anyway looks awesome
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:45 PM

I would be verry interested in purchasing one of these if they were made avalible.
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#15 Starbuck

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 08:05 PM

Looks great, my only comment really is that your handle looks a little skinny compared to the real thing... From what I remember from seeing one (I've got to look and hold one) Maybe its just me...

Anyway looks awesome

It's not supposed to be the real McCoy, but close. It's my interpreation of a Luger done Nerf style. The grips are skinnier than a real Luger's because I used a SM250 frame. I said it's nearly on a 1:1 ratio.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:31 PM

SWEET!!!!!!! guns
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:56 PM

I've updated the Luger slightly. I've replaced the CPVC barrel with a brass one. This gives it more range on every shot. I can tell a considerable difference in the power since the new barrel was installed.
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#18 Paloose

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 09:02 PM

Does it look as nice with the brass added? Like did you wrap the barrel in e-tape to keep the original look?
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 09:26 PM

Yes, it's wrapped in e-tape. It looks identical to the way it was.
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 10:03 PM

Also, if possible, cut down on all that electrical tape on the barrel. If the upper were metallic and cleaner, it would be BEAUTIFUL.

Still, that's a fine looking nerf gun.
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:37 PM

Also, if possible, cut down on all that electrical tape on the barrel. If the upper were metallic and cleaner, it would be BEAUTIFUL.

Still, that's a fine looking nerf gun.

Well, obviously this would be ideal, however not possible. There are parts and such that are held by the tape and that mere glue and paint could not hide/hold. Not until I introduce my second model Luge (a work in progress; I plan to build a modular Luger) will that be done. This was basically a prototype/ one of a kind replica.

Edited by Starbuck, 24 December 2005 - 11:38 PM.

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 12:30 AM

So wait...Does that actually work? Please explain how you combinded a 250 and an autogrip to create that masterpiece.
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:01 PM

Indeed, IS, it works. Here's a picture that I drew on paint. It's what the gun looks like without tape on it. I'm sorry for not taking pictures while I was building it, I didn't have batteries for my digital camera.

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I drove a pin through the SM250 grips and installed a trigger. On the trigger is a flat piece of metal that pushes against a rod that in turn pushes against the trigger on the AutoGrip tube. It's really a quite simple design. Hope that helps.

Edited by Starbuck, 25 December 2005 - 08:05 PM.

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