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Old September 6, 2013, 07:37 PM   #10
James K
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Most of the phony "red nine" pistols were 7.63mm Chinese imports from a few years back. Most of the barrels were in pretty bad shape and buyers wanted 9mm, so importers either had the barrels rebored and re-rifled or cut off and 9mm inserts installed. Then they put on fake "red nine" grips. While the importers never really claimed the guns were original WWI "red nine" pistols, subsequent sellers were less scrupulous and many were sold as original guns at high prices.

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