M30 Luftwaffe drilling

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M30 Luftwaffe Drilling[1]
Type Combination rifle/shotgun
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Sauer & Sohn
Produced 1941–1942
No. built 2,456
Weight 7.5 pounds
Length 42"
Barrel length 25.625"

Cartridge 9.3x74mmR, 12 Gauge[2]
Barrels 3
Action Blitz lock system
Feed system Manually loaded
Sights Fixed

The M30 Luftwaffe drilling ("triple") was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event that a pilot was shot down, for defense and for hunting game to stay alive until rescue.

For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels, and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer.

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  1. ^ Kokalis, Peter (May 10, 2009). "Luftwaffe Drilling". Shotgun News. pp. 26–30. 
  2. ^ Fjestad, S.P. (2009). Blue Book of Gun Values 2009. Blue Book Publications. p. 1318. ISBN 1-886768-87-0. 

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