Although the Parabellum 1908 or "Luger" is a classic weapon of the early 20th
century which was used by many European armies, it is most associated
with the iconic image of the World War II German officer. The
airsoft version is a pretty good depiction of this weapon and it makes
for an fun addition to any collection.
This Luger was manufactured by WE and has a nice weight and feel. I
used a little steel wool to rough up the overall
finish and allow some metal to show through giving it a worn look.
The grips however were made of a black plastic which I assume was
intended to represent the bakelite grips on german army originals. I bought a set of
unfinished walnut grips on e-bay for under $20. The grips needed to
be fitted with the help of a Dremel tool. A coat of stain and
varnish provided a nice finish which brings out the warmth of the
modifications were fairly straight forward and effective. This is one
of the more fun guns to field when you are stuck playing the bad guys...