This is one of the best historical pictures today available showing an Artillery Luger. The soldier in the picture is most probably a Bavarian army Uhlans or Chevauleger. He holds an Artillery Luger attached to the shoulder stock.
Johan Benjamin Jauhiainen, a Finnish Officer...
Johan Benjamin Jauhiainen, a Finnish Officer who had a big role in the 1918 Finnish independence war. Jauhiainen was born on 31.07.1895.During WWI, he was one of circa 1900 soldiers that went to Germany for military training in 1915-18. In particular he spent time in the Jaeger Battalion 27 for MG training and then on 1917 as extra training for explosives and explosions.From June 1916 to February 1917 he took a part to WW I (with about other 1.300 Finland soldiers) against the Russians on Riga front line in Latvia.In this period he became a big enthusiast of the LP08 and then he decided to employ this pistol as his personal pistol.A hand made holster was done to fit his LP08. Jauhiainen, with other 100 men, came back to Finland in December 1917 with his LP08 and other two huge gun cargo. Most of them were ordered to training Home Guards around Finland.On February/May 1918 they took a part to Finland's struggle for independence on the White's side.After the Civil War these men were as a back bone of independence Finland's Army.Jauhiainen served in the army in the Wyborg´s Battalion. During the Winter War 1939-40 he was as battalion commander (35 Infantry Regiment) in North Carelia.Jauhiainen fought on WWII as Major and starting from 1944 as Ltn. Colonel (51 Infantry Regiment).He was retired in 1945. He died 1959.
Weimar period soldier with a modified standard holster.
After the end of the WWI, in accordance to the restriction imposed to Germany by the Allied powers, the Artillery Luger model was, at least formally, forbidden. Some holsters were modified to contain the standard P08.In the picture a soldier carrying one of this modified holster.
Artillery crew with Artillery Luger and Mauser C96.
The Mauser C96 was for a long time competitor of the Luger pistol during the tests performed by the German Army.This picture shows artillery soldier carrying C96 and Artillery Luger.
This interesting picture shows machine gun crews carrying standard and Eugen Huber soft skin holster.
Soldier carrying Artillery Luger with Trommelmagazine
In 1917 an extended magazine called TM08 or Trommelmagazinewas introduced. In this photo a crew carrying on the belt TM08 magazines.
Artillery Soldier Carrying an Artillery Luger.
Artillery Soldiers, one is carrying an Artillery Luger with Holster and Stock.
Enver Pascha with his Artillery Luger
Enver Pasha (1881-1922) served in the dual capacity of War Minister and Ottoman Commander-in-Chief during World War One, and was instrumental in bringing Turkey into the war on the side of the Central Powers.In this picture is firing with an Artillery Luger.