I am looking for the history of the .22 Lowenstein Luger cartride, and find little about it in my own library. Some questions about it:
Who was Lowenstein?
About when did he develop the .22 Lowenstein Luger?
While it is based on the .30 Luger case, was it really for a Luger Pistol?
Was it for a self-loading (auto, semi-automatic) pistol and all, or simply a low-powered varmint rifle cartridge?
Anything anyone can tell me about it will be appreciated. I just acquired a recently-made specimen, and if it is NOT intended for an auto pistol, then it is of no use to my collection.The name intimates it is, but that might also simply reference the fact it was made from the .30 Luger (7.65m/m Parabellum) case.
Hope someone can answer this.