Passage From A Random Book on the Shelf

May 8, 2006

“In 1938 an experimental zinc alloy frame was attempted by Bernhard Kneifel Metallwarenfabrik. The goal was a cheaper frame that could be die cast instead of machined from a steel forging. The alloy proved too weak to withstand the powerful 9mm round. The idea was abandoned after only about 10 samples were made.”

— Excerpted from The Luger Handbook, by Aarron Davis


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