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Old April 5, 2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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Valor 25 acp ??? Germany, Need info

Bought a Valor 25 acp for 55.00. Never heard of it and can't seem to find any info on the internet. Anybody know anything about this gun? I Know it was made in Germany. My neighbor sold it to me, he said he got it in Germany while stationed there. Whats the Value? the condition is about 80%
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Old April 5, 2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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Any possibility of some pictures? Pictures of the proofmarks? A description of the proofmarks, and all the other markings/legends?

At first I thought this might be an Eibar M1906 Browning copy (there were about a gazillion of them, with brand names from AAA and Action to Ydeal and Zaldun

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Old April 5, 2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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Valor was an import co.
Need pictures.
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Old April 5, 2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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Valor was an import co
True enough, but it's a name that I would expect to see on an Eibar .25, for example.

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Old April 5, 2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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ok on the grips it has the letters S M and the model says SM 11 25 cal Made in Germany. Having problems my Digital camera
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Old April 5, 2008, 03:12 PM   #6
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Here's the info you seek:

RE: German SM-11 Automatic Pistol

I simply Googled "Valor SM11."

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Old April 5, 2008, 05:53 PM   #7
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Thanks, sounds like a cheap gun.
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Old April 5, 2008, 11:42 PM   #8
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I don't think you overpaid .

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Old April 6, 2008, 09:39 AM   #9
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Addendum

From The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns, by A.B. Zhuk:

"1899. Reck SM-11; Karl Arndt Reck, Lauf bei N├╝rnberg. 6.35mm Auto; 115mm overall, 55mm barrel, 325gm. Five rounds. This is similar to the Reck P-8, but has a shorter grip, the safety lever is placed differently, and the stripping procedure has been changed. Its construction also parallels that of the P-8, excepting that plastic is used for the grips, the magazine floor-plate, the safety catch and the trigger lever." (Page 227)

"1899" refers to the illustration number.

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