Thursday, June 23, 2011

Most Expensive Handgun (Million Dollar Handgun)

If you are going thru your garage and happen to find an Parabellum-Pistole or your cleaning out your crazy uncle’s room, you know the drunk gun fanatic and find one call me asap lol. It’s worth at least 1 Million Dollars US.

The Luger, more correctly known as the Parabellum-Pistole, is a semi-automatic pistol design patented by Georg Luger in 1898 and manufactured by DWM (Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken Aktien-Gesellschaft) in 1900. Originally designed for 7.65x22mm Parabellum cartridges, US Army trials in 1906 demanded a semi-automatic pistol with a larger caliber. DWM’s submission, a Luger adapted to .45 ACP rounds, has since become the most expensive handgun in the world.
The .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) cartridges, one of the most successful cartridges ever, were designed only a year earlier by American firearms designer John Browning. It has been used in a wide variety of firearms since, owing part of its success to the fact that it isn’t prone to over penetration and is, therefore, less likely to injure anyone standing behind the original target. Additionally, due to its inherent subsonic nature when fired from handguns or short-barreled submachine guns, it is one of the most powerful pistol calibers able to be suppressed.

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