The Lange Pistole 08 Artillerie Karabiner was a pistol carbine version of the original P08. It entered production in 1913 and was intended for German artillery and machine gun crews who needed a personal defence weapon.
The difference from a regular P08 was an 190 mm long barrel, rear sights (graduated to 800 meters) and an accompanying wooden shoulder stock. This turned the weapon into a semi-automatic carbine.
The Lange P08 was often also equipped with an extended 32-round drum magazine, called the "snail magazine", which were built by a German toy manufacturer and was also used for the later MP18 submachine gun. The Lange P08 was also popular as an aircraft weapon earlier in the war, and with Stormtroopers as an effective assault weapon - especially before the advent of the MP18.
Nearly 175,000 of the Lange P08 were produced between 1914 and 1918. Almost 1 million of the 32-round Trommelmagazin were also produced.