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Old June 13, 2013, 10:03 PM   #26
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The .38 M&P was a gift from Col. Lindburg. He prized that pistol very dearly.
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Old June 15, 2013, 10:47 PM   #27
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Years ago I kad a KM HSc drectly from my buddy's father who brought it home. He was a regular infantry guy, never heard the story. He did not talk much.
Wish I had kept it. The KMs are somewhat rare, but very obtainable.

One rule of thumb regarding German pistols is that higher ranks carried smaller pieces.

Your piece does not show much if any carry evidence.
I would not lose any sleep trying to figure those marks.
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Old June 15, 2013, 11:39 PM   #28
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The KMs are somewhat rare, but very obtainable.
Show me where they are, for a reasonable price? Someone other than Simpon's LTD or Phoenix Investments.
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Old July 5, 2013, 04:26 PM   #29
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I found this account of Hitler's suicide;

G√ľnsche stated that Hitler "... sat ... sunken over, with blood dripping out of his right temple. He had shot himself with his own pistol, a Walther PPK 7.65".[43][42][44]

As well, another gun was found on his bedstand, a Walther model 8.
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Old July 6, 2013, 12:16 AM   #30
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I'd have to check my sources, but I believe that the pistols in Hitler/Braun's chamber were acquired for them by his valet and did not belong to Hitler prior to the suicide. Hitler used his, Braun did not use hers. As far as I know, no one knows the fate of these pistols - the serial numbers don't seem to have been recorded.
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Old July 6, 2013, 03:42 AM   #31
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I'd have to check my sources, but I believe that the pistols in Hitler/Braun's chamber were acquired for them by his valet and did not belong to Hitler prior to the suicide. Hitler used his, Braun did not use hers. As far as I know, no one knows the fate of these pistols - the serial numbers don't seem to have been recorded.
Wasn't it the Soviets who made it to the bunker first, and found the bodies outside the bunker, burned? Stands to reason that some Ruskie has it or at least took it from there. I can see it now, oiled up and hidden in a wall, because IIRC their gun laws are stricter "no, Vladimir, this was Hitler's actual pistol, Grandpa got it in Berlin in 1945...now lets have some vodka!"
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