Or did they just look great?
Chambered in either 7.65, or 9x19, yes indeed the "Luger" pistol was effective. It was also expensive, and prone to mechanical problems, combined with an exaggerated grip to bore angle. The toggle link was a carry over from the earliest days of semiautomatic handguns, when designers were experimenting with the "best" design. Clearly the toggle link lost the evolutionary battle to such pistols as the Walther P38, and Browning High Power.Or did they just look great?
Square is right on. The Browning Hi-Power was used by both the Axis and Allies. But the most deadly gun in WWII was the German 88mm. Initially designed as an anti-aircraft flax gun, it was deployed on the eastern front as a very effective artillery piece and was responsible for killing millions of Russian solders, tank crews and untold number of civilians.Most effective? All WWII pistols were effective at killing people. I would say the Browning Hi-power was more effective because it held 5 more rounds.
Very informative post(sarcasm). What does it matter who he is? He joined this forum and posted a new topic. Don't like the topic? Don't feel obliged to post Ziggidy.WWII is over.....new wars have started and ended. With that, different guns have been used. So what?
Who are you?