Stoeger .22 Luger: Where to find magazine?
A while back, I bought a nearly new Stoeger .22 Luger. I believe it was made in the early 1980s. It came with one 11-round magazine but I'd like to find another.
Ebay has dried up. Haven't seen any listed there for a while.
Any company making these magazines? The Stoeger Luger .22 takes a different magazine from the Erma Luger .22 that was marketed in the 1960s and 1970s, or so I've been told.
Any ideas where to look?
Incidentally, if you have a Stoeger Luger .22 you can find an excellent exploded drawing and basic takedown procedures in the October 1970 edition of the American Rifleman, page 74.
A test report on Stoeger's .22 Luger may be found in the June 1969 issue of the American Rifleman, page 28.
Old American Rifleman issues are offered in Ebay, often for a moderate price.
My own Stoger .22 Luger shoots best with Federal High Velocity solid bullets. With this ammo, it will put all 11 bullets into a 3-inch circle at 25 yards, from a benchrest. Not target-grade accuracy, but enough to bag a rabbit or perforate a tin can if you do your part.
Identical accuracy was obtained with CCI Velocitor ammo: 3 inch groups.
CCI Stinger made 4-inch groups.
Remington Thunderbolt would put most of its rounds into 3 inches, but inexplicably throw a few outside the group, making the group 5 or 6 inches. Accuracy was inconsistent.
Winchester Super-X solids (silver box, not the old yellow box) would group most of the bullets into 3 inches, then throw a few out and expand the group to 5 inches.
CCI Blazer solids functioned the toggle but delivered groups of nearly 6 inches, scattered all over. Not accurate enough to be useful; and it would be irresponsible to use such inaccurate ammo for hunting where accurate bullet placement is required.
All ammunition functioned the pistol perfectly. No jams were encountered as long as I used high velocity loads.
For fun, I dropped some Federal Gold Medal .22 target ammo in the .22 Luger. Groups ran 5 inches and this ammo would not function the toggle. Like most target ammo, it's loaded too light for reliable functioning in semi-autos.
Winchester T22 target ammo gave 6 inch groups and would not fully reset the toggle for the next shot. Functioning was unreliable.
More than any caliber, .22 rimfires in pistol and rifle are persnickety. What shines in one gun may be dismal in another, and vice versa.
You may find totally different results in your Stoeger Luger .22 if you use the same ammo.
Whenever you buy a .22, buy a variety of boxes of ammo and try at least five rounds of each in your gun. Use a benchrest or shoot prone, at a measured 25 yards, on a real target. Plinking at tin cans will tell you nothing.
The Stoeger Luger .22 is a fun, interesting pistol. It's inexpensive, accurate enough for plinking and something different. If you see a used one in good shape, it may be worth picking up if the price is right.
Rats. Missed it!
I'll keep trying. Thanks!
I have an extra 11 round mag that I will sell you for $25.00 + $5.00 for shipping!!! that is if you are still looking I know it has been a years or more since you made the post...
A fair price. Send me an email. I also sent you a private message with my email enclosed.
I'm interested in buying that magazine -- Luger 22lr, right? Please let me know, thanks! [email protected]
I purchased that magazine from hmntrpd some time ago. It fits my Stoeger Luger .22 perfectly and is like-new. I don't believe it ever had a cartridge in it.
There was more than one maker of Luger .22 pistols; both Erma and Stoeger marketed them. Their magazines are not interchangeable.
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I am in need of a magazine for my Stoeger Luger .22! Anyone know where I might find one?
Where did you buy your magazine????????