1917 8 inch Luger won't cock??

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1917 8 inch Luger won't cock??

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My cousin had me out tonight to show him how to operate his Luger. It is in very good condition but it won't cock. I am not knowledgeable on Luger internals but I do know how to operate one. As said it will not cock. He has two, a 4" and the 8" and the 4 functions fine but the 8 won't cock. Is there any simple or small issue we could try? Thank you. We did try some oil.
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Re: 1917 8 inch Luger won't cock??

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To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.
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72 usmc, Thank you. I will have to digest this and trying the pistol again.
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Re: 1917 8 inch Luger won't cock??

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I just wanted to update anyone still interested, that the Luger has been repaired. I studied the information 72usmc generously offered and I copied a youtube video on disassembling the pistol but it was all for not. My cousin took the Luger to a gunsmith, he had thought retired, and had it back the next day. Unfortunately, he nor I have any idea what was broken, although the smith said he believed it had been assembled incorrectly. Thank you again, 72usmc!
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