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    Luger

    Hi everybody new to the forum I have a piece of WW-2 history pretty sure it was a vet bring back it is a german luger crudely inscribed (F/L BOAK RAF) trying to figure out who he was any info would be helpful.

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    Hi southpaw.
    It may be more complicated than you think to find out about this luger.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_pistol.
    Remember the luger as a German service revolver was taken out of service in 1938 and replaced by the Walther P38.
    Although many Germans kept the luger as a service revolver.

    Between 1918 and 1975 there were 47 Boak's who joined the RAF (Not all Men nor those who came from other air forces)
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...mageViewerLink
    Pages 1885 to 1891.

    3 died during the war.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1

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    May I offer a modest correction ? The German Luger isn't a revolver. It is a semi automatic magazine loading pistol firing 9mm ammo.

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    Indeed you may. I agree I should have put service pistol.

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