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Old December 4, 2011, 08:19 PM   #51
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Lewiscircle, thanks for the information and photos of your Mann and for telling the fascinating story of its discovery. I love the fact that this pistol was your grandfather's little "secret" for so many years. It fits perfectly with this curious little pistol's role as a deep concealment/hideaway piece, whether it be on someone's person or in a static location like the hidden drawer.

I really enjoy listening to stories that connect these surviving pistols to the past. Hopefully the willingness of people like you to share your stories and information will encourage others to do the same. It enriches all of us when these inanimate objects are connected to the lives of real people, either living or dead. This connection is the linchpin of my interest in these and other vintage pocket pistols.
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Old February 1, 2012, 07:58 PM   #52
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Another Mann Serial #

I just got a Mann today # 13729-21 marked Mann's Patente. I've been looking for one for some time and this thread has been very helpful during my search. Thanks.
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Old February 2, 2012, 07:24 PM   #53
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Bluestreak,

Thanks for telling us about your recent Mann acquisition - I appreciate the number and will add it to the database (I am trying to get around to posting an updated list; since I posted the first one I have gathered many new serial numbers).

If you ever have the means and inclination to post photos, please do! I never get tired of seeing these.
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Old February 25, 2012, 10:37 AM   #54
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Just to add, the German DWJ has an extensive article on the Mann company and the special trick they had with a groove inside the chamber to delay the action. They also report on a recent auction in which a .25 with 4mm extra barrel and box brought over $1500 - these little guns are definitely worth keeping.
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Old April 11, 2012, 03:00 PM   #55
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New Mann Pistol with high serial number

Hi,

today I bought a Mann Pistol with serial number 52838-21. So there is a new number to add to the list.

Best regards from Germany

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Old April 12, 2012, 11:33 AM   #56
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Correction!!!
The number is 32838-21.

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