Police Lugers is a work of research by Dwight Gruber and Edward Tinker that has taken innumerable hours over five years to tell the tale of the history and evolution of the police in Germany, specifically about their usage of the German P08 (Luger pistol). Police Lugers takes the reader from the formation of the police in the German Empire; through the Great War armistice and the Weimar years with their plethora of police units,; into the early Nazi era, where the most obvious of the police Luger characteristics—the sear and magazine safeties—were designed; and ultimately taken into the Deutsche Volkspolizei of East Germany.

Five detailed chapters of 350 pages and over a 1,000 full color pictures, illustrations and maps in the book that include:

Chapter 1 Making Modern Germany
Chapter 2 Policing Germany, including Police Unit Marks
Chapter 3 Arming Weimar Germany, including Weimar Police Lugers, The Sear Safety, The Magazine Safety, profiles of Weimar Police Lugers, Police holsters, Police magazines, and Police tools & miscellaneous
Chapter 4 3rd Reich Police Lugers
Chapter 5 DDR Deutsche Volkspolizei (People’s Police) Lugers
A complete catalog of Police Luger markings
Pertinent text of the Versailles Treaty

Per book are $120 + $15 shipping UPS
Five books or more are each $85 + actual shipping UPS


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