Watch: A Mexican Luger Pistol

   05.11.17

Watch: A Mexican Luger Pistol

Lugers are cool, and I’ve wanted one ever since I was a young ‘un. And rare variations of guns can be even cooler.

It’s an Old Model Luger pistol, one of just a few purchased by the Mexican government for testing more than a century ago. And in case you’re wondering, “Ejercito Mexicano” means “Mexican Army.”

Mexico‚Äôs President… Porfirio Diaz was very interested in modernizing the Mexican Army… Mexico tested the Luger pistol circa 1903-1905. They found it to be quite satisfactory… but never followed through… Mexican property Lugers are extremely rare, as only a small number were purchased for testing. They can be identified by an ‘EJERCITO MEXICANO’ mark engraved on the left side (done in Mexico, not by DWM).

They are otherwise standard Old Model Lugers, in 7.65mm, with the typical traits such as dished toggles and a flat leaf mainspring.

(Photo: Rock Island Auction Company)
(Photo: Rock Island Auction Company)

This particular gun isn’t examined closely in the video as far as its action, but if you’re interested in military history and/or military small arms, chances are good that you will enjoy it.

For more info on this pistol, visit the Rock Island Auction page.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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