POTD: The Luger and The Trommel – 32 Rounds of 9MM
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! This time around we have a photo of a Trommel magazine. The Trommel, otherwise known as the snail drum, was built for the 1914 Artillery Luger P08 as stated below. The reason being is that specialty troops like the artillery or cavalry often needed a different weapon than the average infantryman due to their tasks or obstacles on duty. The Artillery Luger (longer barrel and sometimes stock) would also be issued to early aircrews long before strapping a machine gun to an airplane was popular.
“Intended for use with the 1914 Artillery Luger and the MP18 sub-machine gun this 32 round drum magazine features a hexagonal AEG proof stamp and matching “44276” numbers. Includes dust cover, adaptor sleeve, and loading tool.”
Lot 360: First Pattern AEG Luger Snail Drum Magazine with Loading Tool [Photograph found in Arms & Accessories Day Firearms Auction #2033, Rock Island Auction Company]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 28, 2021, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/2033/360/first-pattern-aeg-luger-snail-drum-magazine-with-loading-tool