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schlickenmeyer
July 2, 2000, 10:47 PM
I have a semi-auto and the only markings on it are M1e1935a. I think it is a .32 long.
Anyone have any history on this?

Harley Nolden
July 3, 2000, 06:00 AM
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Will need to know more information. Rifle, Pistol, ? Describe it. Bbl length, no. of shots, any markings, however slight they may seem.

HJN

fal308
July 3, 2000, 07:34 AM
This is a French pistol that fires 7.65 Long. Good luck in finding any ammunition for it, it French military were the only ones ever to have used this cartridge. I recall reading somewhere that the only firearms that ever used this cartridge were the 1935A, the 1935S and the MAS38 submachinegun. I have a 1935S in my safe right now.
The 1935 series is a variation of the 1911A1 that Charles Petter of Societe Alsacienne de Construction Mechanique (SACM) designed. The principal differences lie in the system of housing the recoil spring, the use of a single wide locking rib on top of the barrel, the provision of a magazine safety and a safety catch on the slide and the positioning of the hammer and lockwork in a separate sub-assembly.
The -A model has a curved backstrap with the muzzle flush with the front edge of the slide whereas the -S model reverses the barrel locking system by forming the lug on the undersurface of the slide-top and the recess in the material of the barrel. The -S model also has a straight backstrap and a slightly protruding muzzle.
Length-7.45 inches (189mm)
Weight (unloaded)-1lb 10oz (.73kg)
Barrel- 4.3 inches (109mm) 4 groove right-hand twist
Magazine-8 round detachable
Muzzle velocity-c.1000fps (305mps)

Gunslinger
July 3, 2000, 10:59 AM
fal is one of them fellers that can just smell the air where a gun was fired a week ago and identify the manufacture, model number, caliber and if the shooter was wearing proper hearing protection. Given favorable weather conditions, of course. ;)

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Gunslinger

schlickenmeyer
July 3, 2000, 11:20 PM
Thanks! Guess I'll start looking for brass..