M30 Luftwaffe drilling
The M30 Luftwaffe drilling ("triple") was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was primarily issued to airmen operating in North Africa. The M30 was intended to be used for hunting and self-defense against natural predators.
|M30 Luftwaffe Drilling|
|Place of origin||Nazi Germany|
|Wars||World War II|
|Manufacturer||Sauer & Sohn|
|Cartridge||9.3x74mmR, 12 Gauge|
|Action||Blitz lock system|
|Feed system||Manually loaded|
For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels on top and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel below. The left-hand barrel was left unchoked for shooting slugs and the right barrel was choked for shot-shells. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer.
- Sauer & Sohn M30 Drilling (Brazilian web site, with photos)
- "Luftwaffe Drilling and US M6 Survival Rifle at RIA". Forgotten Weapons (YouTube). 2014-09-08.