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The word Parabellum is a noun coined by German arms maker Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken and is derived from the Latin saying si vis pacem, para bellum, meaning If you seek peace, prepare for war. The term has been used in the naming of a number of cartridges:[1]
  • 9x19mm Parabellum, the pistol cartridge adopted by NATO but the 9 mm NATO has different parameters than commercial makes (dimensions and pressure).
  • 7.65x22mm Parabellum, also called .30 Luger in the USA, from which the 9x19mm cartridge was dervied.

The term may be used to refer to one of these cartridges, or to a German, Austrian or Swiss pistol chambered for one of those cartridges. The 9x19mm Parabellum is one of the most widely used pistol cartridges in use. The phrase "a Parabellum" usually refers to the Luger P08 pistol. The term may also apply to the Parabellum MG14 machine gun.[2]

Bibliography

  • Imperial Lugers by Jan C. Still (Still's Books - 1994)
  • Third Reich Lugers by Jan C. Still (Still's Books - 1988)
  • Weimar Lugers by Jan C. Still (Still's Books - 1993)
  • Lugers at Random by Charles Kenyon (Hand Gun Press - 1990)

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  1. definition of Luger pistol MidwayUSA
  2. Definition of Parabellum Reference.com

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