This is the home page of Don R. Hallock and Joop van de Kant,
authors of “The Mauser Parabellum”. In this 704 page book
they describe all variations of one Million Luger pistols that
were made by Mauser in Oberndorf, Germany.
Basics of Mauser’s Luger pistols
In 1930, parent company BKIW decided to move the small arms production from
DWM in Berlin to Mauser Werke in Oberndorf, including the Parabellum pistol.
During Mauser’s assembly of Parabellum (also called Luger-) pistols from DWM
parts and its own mass production, many collector variations were made. The
foreign contracts went to Turkish, Dutch, Portuguese, Persian, Siamese,
Palestinian, Latvian and Swedish destinations in 37 different variations. The
various markings on pistols for the German armed forces add 163 more
Since 1974, author Don Hallock registered more than 10.000 Luger pistols in his
database. Author Joop van de Kant is living in Europe, close to Germany. He
was able to discover new evidence thanks to early collectors like Prof. Dr.
Gminder, Reinhard Kornmayer and author Jon Speed. Together, the authors
worked for four years on the composition of this book.
© The Mauser Parabellum 1930-1946