Bubba’s Own Luger

Yeah, let’s make sure everyone knows it’s a Nazi Luger…

bubbas luger

… by embedding a Hitler Youth pin in the grips.

It’s only original once, Bubba, you pathetic mong.

It gets worse: somebody posted this to Reddit, and the amount of idiocy in the comments was staggering. Yeah, even for Reddit. Here are some examples:

  • It is possible it was a Party official and he had those put on, but I’ve always heard the Party members were gifted PPs, not Lugers.
  • Lugers tended to be had by Wehrmacht officers, and P38s by lower officers and NCOs.
  • That emblem is too pristine to be original.

As someone else pointed out  (accurately) amid all that imbecility, this is a fantasy piece. Although… whose fantasy involves a swastika?

OK, Maura Healey, we’ll give you. Heil Healey! Who else’s fantasy…?

30 thoughts on “Bubba’s Own Luger

  1. ToastieTheCoastie

    At a gun show once I saw a “Broom Handle” where someone had carved a swastika into the handle in a style that reminded me of the ones I see etched into the walls of the boys room…err the gender neutral bathrooms. Something makes me doubt that the someone who carved it was a German.

  2. Josey Wales

    Somehow I think even the emblem isn’t “real”, what are the odds it came off a real Hitler Jugend dagger vs a Chinese made copy……

  3. redc1c4

    the local toy store has a Bubba’d Broomhandle…

    they tried to fake a “Red Nine”. i’ll see if i can get you some pics, next time we stop by.

    1. Hognose Post author

      And ringing the Governor’s phone off the hook. However the real gun lobby (NSSF, which actually is the voice of the manufacturers that Warren et al. think the NRA is) advises me they are preparing a lawsuit. The manufacturers, individually, have to figure out if they can build anything to sell to private citizens in the Bay State at all. I believe Troy is still selling their pump AR but that might actually be illegal under Healeyism (or she might ban it with a future penstroke). Some are urging them to do a Barrett and stop serving MA LE but I think that’s unlikely. There’s too many other suppliers for an LE boycott to work. (Kind of like gun control, really). And despite the presence of uniforms at Heil Healey’s press conference, most in the industry don’t blame law enforcement for this decision by a politician.

  4. morokko

    This is so wrong – the only true and original commemorative Hitlerjugend Lugers were obviously Baby Lugers, not to mention that they were always handed by Der Fuhrer himself along with the special edition of Winnetou by Karl May to boys and girls which destroyed soviet panzer with bow and arrows. Those specimens can be easily recognized by Indian Head logo engraved on the receiver.

    1. Hognose Post author

      As we all know, Karl May was one of the great philosophers of Das III Reich. He was offset by the British military theoretician Capt. W.E. Johns.

  5. Tierlieb

    Does not need to have been bubba’d in the 2010s, does it?
    Could have been bubba’d in 1940.

    If you consider the following statement from reddit to be representative, I’d bet on the 1940s when kids were still taught a bit of craft in school: “the grips are just wood. all you have to do is stick the pin in and pound it in.”

      1. Sommerbiwak

        Todays children wouldnt know how to use a hammer…

        I guess we can be happy that bubba did not “improve” the pistol with dozens of swatikka stamps placed all over it.

      2. Tierlieb

        Hey, the pin is properly set in and is aligned vertically with the hatching! Okay, someone slightly more obsessive-compulsive might have changed the angle of the rhombus to match that of the hatching, too.

        But regarding modern people’s understanding of craft or lack thereof: Yes, “god help us”. How else would you explain that a 3d printed gun worries a lot of today’s people? It is inconceivable that these people know what a lathe or router is. Their understanding of “making things” is “trained specialists do that!”.

      3. Tierlieb

        Hey, the pin is properly set in and is aligned vertically with the hatching! Okay, someone slightly more obsessive-compulsive might have changed the angle of the rhombus to match that of the hatching, too.

        But regarding modern people’s understanding of craft or lack thereof: Yes, “god help us”. How else would you explain that a 3d printed gun worries a lot of today’s people? It is inconceivable that these people know what a lathe or router is. Their understanding of “making things” is “trained specialists do that!”.

      4. Tierlieb

        > If that’s “a bit of craft,” God help us.
        >
        Well, the emblem is correctly aligned with the checkering. The edges are not messed up. It is set at the proper depth. Though someone more obsessive would have changed the angles on the emblem with the angle of the checkering.

        I would not expect that from a modern Bubba, who is more about cutting stuff off and bolting on something from TapCo.

        Keep in mind that making things is considered more or less magic nowadays. That’s why people freak out about 3D-printed guns, because it is stuff that comes out of a computer, which is something they believe they understand.
        If they had an inkling about what a hobbyist can do with a 60 year old lathe and mill, they’d have a heart attack. Or someone very determined could do with a bunch of files and a broken drill bit (yes, I insist on rifling, shotguns are kindergarden stuff)

  6. Tam

    Also, I suppose that the swastika armband that was also lifted off the dead Nazi general who was carrying this Luger has vanished. They usually have.

    One thing I have learned from decades of seeing Lugers come into gun stores is that every single one of them was lifted off a dead Nazi general, along with his swastika armband, which is now missing.

    The western front in ’44-’45 was apparently manned by entire divisions of Luger-wielding generals wearing red swastika armbands, which must have made camouflage difficult.

    1. Hognose Post author

      John Ross plays this perfectly in Unintended Consequences. In one early scene, his protagonist, then a wide-eyed boy in a gun shop (circa 1960 or so) watches while a customer, an officer from a nearby air base, tried to interest the (Jewish) owner in a drilling he has brought back from a tour in Europe.
      GI: “It was Hermann Goering’s personal gun!”
      Shopkeeper (drily): “Of course, that would endear it to me.”

      A related “war story” is that every elderly cabdriver, bartender, and gasthaus owner the guys and I encountered in West Germany fought on the Russian front. There was one exception, a former combat pilot we met in a small border village, Bischofsgrün. He fought Americans, he told us, and he still hated our asses for killing his friends, bombing his family, and helping the Communists take over the city he used to live in. Much respect! I always wondered how many old vets shared his attitude and didn’t say anything. And I wondered if our Russian counterparts encountered only Germans who fought in the West. (Later I learned that the Russians had much less interaction with locals than we did).

  7. Y.

    As someone else pointed out (accurately) amid all that imbecility, this is a fantasy piece. Although… whose fantasy involves a swastika?

    Antisemitism and nazism is getting more and more popular among the teenage crowd. If the establishment are the hippies from the 1960’s, you can’t ‘rebel’ more than trying to be a fascist or a nazi. They’re quite active. Popularized and coined ‘cuckservative’. There was the last year’s Microsoft chatbot fiasco (basically they taught it to parrot nazi stuff inside a few hours so it had to be put down)

    Also, since being centrist or left-wing is now uncool, and there’s the coming bloodbath in Europe courtesy of the ‘no borders’ crowd, right-wing is getting stronger.

    1. Tierlieb

      I think you are right in that counterculture is right-wing now that the lefties have reached government positions. But you are wrong about anti-semitism, I think:

      The new European right is very pro-Israel. Which might surprise you, but anti-semitism is a side-effect of pro-Palestine position, which is a leftist position in Europe. This is actually a good way to tell the difference between the new right and the neo-nazis: The latter are the ones who look quite confused about this.

      1. Y.

        >> But you are wrong about anti-semitism, I think:<<

        Wish I were, but it's quite common.

        People like this woman are not helping. Not helping at all.

        I have no idea what she was going on, but saying this shit on camera and looking pleased with it .. umm. Not cool. Doesn’t make Jews look any better.

        There’s Jews who know what’s up – but especially in the US there’s a host of those who hold political opinions very deep into the ‘thrive’ part of the spectrum..

        1. Tierlieb

          Interesting point. Maybe my perspective is limited.

          I think I am still correct in my assessment for central Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and France), where neo-nazis are usually wondering “Hey, we’re supposed to hate the Jews! What do we do now that our opponents hate the Jews, too?”, but that may not apply to the other member states of Europe.

          And yes, Barbara Lerner Spectre does not help the perception of Jews. Had not heard of her before, but considering how many videos are dedicated to her and how many negative comments her speeches get, I wonder whether she is representative?

          Also: Nice to see someone else reading Slate Star Codex. You linked an awesome article, very useful terminology.

          1. Y.

            The problem is that Jewish people are overrepresented among the ranks of intellectuals. So they are disproportionately influential even in the absence of any conspiracy (I don’t think there’s one, people can be idiots together even without it). And also, there seems to be a curious dichotomy between what is seen as good for Israel (high tech border fences) and what Jews (well, other jews mostly) proclaim is good for America (open borders. see here for example : http://forward.com/news/179296/jews-unite-behind-push-for-immigration-reform/ )

            Try explaining to the typical person that Israelis and US jews don’t have the same interests nor level of focus. Wealthy Americans have it too easy, they can live with their heads in the clouds. In Israel, what money can protect you against getting killed in the street?

            The smarter someone is, the more ways they can come up to fool themselves with, the better they can rationalize decisions made for them by their id.

            With the Jew-hatred. It’s really kind of two things. Traditional thug-nazi parties have limited appeal. Also not much of an online presence, which is not surprising given their intellects.
            Right wing, and nationalistic parties tend to like Israel, sometimes suspiciously too much, like say Geert Wilders.

          2. Hognose Post author

            In every society that contains measurable numbers of them, Ashkenazy Jews are disproportionately represented in g-loaded professions. This is kind of predictable, given how they test as a group.

            Hungary between WWI and Soviet occupation was an interesting example. Jews initially were a large minority, then a plurality, then a majority in the universities and the professions. They seem to have achieved this as individuals, by merit and hard work. But this was sold to others in the society as the product of a conspiracy.

            Admiral Horthy instituted quotas that froze the membership of Jews in faculties, student bodies, and professions at their percentage of the overall population of the country, IIRC 6.5%. This led to wholesale firings and expulsions. But he refused to take the next step and expel and exterminate them — it took the Germans to do that.

            The USA has more Jews than any other country (including Russia, and including Israel). Yet they still are only roughly 2% of the population (they were 2.5% but they are in demographic decline). But members of this tiny minority are much more common, even prevalent, in high-IQ. high-merit, high-achievement (ergo, high-visibility) professions.

  8. Heresolong

    Wait. “Stop Handgun Violence” has a petition to ban “assault weapons”? Isn’t that a bit outside their mission statement?

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