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Old July 7, 2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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Let's See Your WWII Vintage Auto's

Polish Radom 9mm P35 1943 made in Poland under German occupation, captured during the battle of the bulge. Shoots well but the front sight is hard to see.

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Old July 7, 2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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My AC 43 P38. It made it to the range the other day and shot pretty good. The photos are hard on it condition wise. Its all numbers matching except the magazine.

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Old July 7, 2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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My grandfather also brought back a radom pistol. My uncle inherited it and claims that its one of the most accurate hand guns that served in WWII. Nice gun ronbo.
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Old July 7, 2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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vintage

I have a small collection of pistols from that era and earlier, mostly in .32acp, a couple .380acp and a Radom vis 35 just like yours ronbo1. A very sweet machine.
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Old July 7, 2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Luger

1937 Mauser S42 code 9mm Luger

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Old July 7, 2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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Browning 32 auto my father took of a German officer out side Dauchu.

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Old July 7, 2009, 07:05 PM   #7
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Old July 7, 2009, 08:57 PM   #8
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Historic WWII Star Model B 9mm Pistols (not to be confused with the Post War “Super” B). Manufactured between 1943-44 as part of a 15,000 piece contract for Bulgaria. Obtained by the Russians during and/or after WWII. These pistols feature original Wartime Factory Markings. There is nothing fake about any of the Proofs. The Russians refinished each of these pistols after WWII, as was common practice with all firearms.

I got mine from AIM surplus. It's a great range gun. Recoil is next to nothing with the 9mm cartridge in that frame.
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:13 AM   #9
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ww2 guns



old Luger in nice shape
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:25 AM   #10
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I would love to have a Luger!
Here are my two byf44 P-38's. The one with the black grips was given to me by a veteran who picked it up somewhere in France and the other was bought at a gun show.
Both have all matching numbers and magazines but the one with the black grip has a replacement screw.
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Old July 8, 2009, 08:45 AM   #11
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1938 Browning Hi-Power with tangent sights, no great story, my dad bought it in the '50s

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Old July 8, 2009, 08:46 PM   #12
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Radom P-35 Type III.
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Remington Rand.
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Old July 8, 2009, 10:30 PM   #13
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Hey Ronbo, that Luger is YUMMY! And in 9mm, too.

I hope to get me one someday.
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Old July 8, 2009, 10:53 PM   #14
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Say muddinman,
Was that patch Nazi issued in WWII?
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Old July 9, 2009, 12:03 AM   #15
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I have a Radom made under German occupation, as well.

Mine was one of the Type 3s, though, without the takedown latch.

I've always loved shooting it, as it's very mild with 9mm due to the weight. But, it's developed problems with the extractor, and won't reliably extract anymore, and I've just not gotten around to getting it fixed.
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Old July 9, 2009, 01:04 AM   #16
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This is a sweet thread. I really like a lot of the handguns and rifles from the WWII period. Keep them coming.

I still want to pick up one of the proof marked, numbers matching P38s that CDNN has advertised for I believe $500-$599. We'll see though.
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Old July 14, 2009, 08:04 PM   #17
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I don't think so they were given to me by a buddy who said something about them coming off of a biker jacket or something.
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Old July 14, 2009, 09:07 PM   #18
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I know a guy that scored a FN hi-power made during the German occupation with nazi markings. it was lent to him as collateral on a $400 loan and the guy told him to keep it when he couldn't settle up.
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Old July 15, 2009, 06:36 AM   #19
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Not mine but my father's....

muddinman_04: I did a bunch of P38 research a couple of years back, when my father decided to buy one. From what I found myself and from what the folks at the P38 forum said, they stopped numbering the P38 magazines midway through the war. It was either in '42 or '43, I think. Somebody who knows the exact year, please chime in. I remember being surprised because the Germans are/were usually very big on markings.

These are my father's guns. He also has a primo K98k, a minty Mauser HSc and a Nazi proofed Astra 300, which is a great little gun. They were all made during the war and they all have the proper Waffenampt markings; he's only into pure wartime-production-for-the-military weapons. He's got the holsters and the original capture papers for the P38 and the HSc, too. It's drooling lust time over there. He was always a WWII nut but got into collecting the actual weapons about 4-5 years ago. He's got a really nice, nice little collection.

Forgive the picture quality; they're from the original listings. We live 1000 miles apart and he's not digital camera savvy. The next time I visit, however, I will be taking pictures. The last time I was there, I forgot to snap some.

Anyway, here's my Dad's made-during-the-war P08. It has the original two (!!!) matching magazines. The picture does it no justice; it looks much, much better in hand.


He's also got this wartime production P38 that looks unused. The lousy picture makes it look a bit worn but it's really, really nice:

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Old July 15, 2009, 07:42 AM   #20
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Here's a few

The 1911 is a top loader (loading clip) Steyr 9mm.... it is stamped 'Chillean Army' (if THAT could talk!)

The other 2 are a Savage 32 pocket SA & a Webley & Scott 32 pocket SA... all are fully functional and in good condition





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Old July 15, 2009, 09:52 AM   #21
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Colt M1911 (1916)
Ithaca M1911A1 (1944)
Kongsberg M1914 (1941)
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Old July 15, 2009, 08:53 PM   #22
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1919 DWM Luger, a war trophy given to me by a member of the greatest generation that helped liberate France.

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Old July 15, 2009, 09:14 PM   #23
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Man that is a nice collection Zen!
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