Swiss 1929 Simplified Luger (Yes, Swiss and Simplified)

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Switzerland was the First Nation to adopt the Luger as a service pistol, and they purchased them DWM in Germany from 1900 until 1914. World War One stopped deliveries, of course, and after the war the Swiss opted to begin their own production at Waffenfabrik Bern. These Swiss Lugers have become known as the model 06/24 by collectors, and were made until 1933. During that time, Bern was looking for ways to simplify and economize their production, and these efforts came together with the development of the Model 1929. It actually entered production in 1934, and was made until 1947 with a total of about 28,000 made for the military and about 1,900 made for the civilian market.

The main mechanical change to the 1929 pattern was a lengthening of the grip safety. Other changes included simplifying the profile of the front strap of the grip, removing knurling and serrations on the controls, and only serializing four parts. A production date stamp was also added to the inside of the frame, however.

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Harold Ellis

The Swiss simplified and cheapened something? Where are The Swiss, and what have you done to them?

3 months ago | [YT] | 692

Jesse Henry

The Swiss engineer upon finishing the simplified Luger was on the verge of a mental breakdown... his supervisor upon seeing this threw him a bone and let him put that extra pin in the magazine floorplate 👍

3 months ago | [YT] | 219

Richard Taylor

The Swiss complaining about a weapon being too expensive is like the Germans complaining about something is too efficient.

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 262

Simone Gentilini

Simplified Swiss Luger?

Wait, that's illegal

3 months ago | [YT] | 605

Mijc Osis

Swiss and simplified? surely somebody was fired? XD

3 months ago | [YT] | 226

James Huggins

Swiss not making something over complicated, “Science forbids this”

3 months ago | [YT] | 155

Barry Stroud

I looked up the word "oxymoron" on wikipedia, but all I found was a link to this video...

3 months ago | [YT] | 62


Sure it is a "Swiss Simplified" Luger. Though the history is convoluted. My head is spinning trying to figure out the reason why the Swiss made the Luger over any other handgun. So this is still very Swiss.

3 months ago | [YT] | 147

Petit Toto


Leave them for us :-)

3 months ago | [YT] | 51


I am Swiss and I absolutly love this comment section.

And coincidentally I just cam from the range shooting my Luger 1929 in a competion (Feldstich 164 out of 180 possible at 25 Meters)

3 months ago | [YT] | 58

Brian Meehan

My wife is swiss-i have her grandfathers original wartime issue Luger in the original holster. Great gun. Didnt realise that the month/year of manufacture was stamped inside, must check next time i clean it. Thanks for the video, very interesting

3 months ago | [YT] | 34


They switched the grip from milk to dark chocolate? Travesty!

I didn't know these existed. Thank you for showing me another old firearm to lust after.

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 80


Imagine the Swiss making something simpler than the original design... brain explodes

3 months ago | [YT] | 66


Swiss? SIMPLIFIED!? The end is near

3 months ago | [YT] | 74


Simplified Swiss Luger!? Gott im Himmel how is that even possible?

3 months ago | [YT] | 67


4:45 I heard that Ian, now I know your secret.

Your'e a time travelling, gun-collecting wizard that practices salvation on the side. I'm onto you.

3 months ago | [YT] | 30

Zeus Knobblewacker

“Swiss Luger”

Means it comes with a little fold out toothpick and Philips screwdriver

3 months ago | [YT] | 35

The Chap

The extractor claw is also a bit beefier compared to an 00/06 or 00/06W+F (NOT 06/24). The simplifications brought costs down significantly from 225CHF per pistol to 160CHF.

3 months ago | [YT] | 30


Swiss simplified is an oxymoron but I love anything made by the Swiss, especially their straight pull rifles.

3 months ago | [YT] | 47


To put things into perspective: The 1929 Luger was finally replaced by something cheap and easy to make: the P210

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 12