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Help to identify

PostSat Dec 20, 2014 9:22 am

Trying to buy this, but what is it? (I haven't had my hands on it)
It has been rebarreled and probably reblued, cal. 7,63mm. Number sems to be 237737 from the photo. Not sure if it is the correct sight (0-500).
Price is according to the rebarreling, low

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Re: Help to identify

PostMon Jan 05, 2015 1:12 am

That's pretty weird. It's tough to be sure from the photos, but the sight ramp looks like the standard Prewar Commercial one, which should of course have a 1000 meter sight leaf. #237737 would be a Prewar Commercial gun. But the safety lever knob is solid with no through-hole, so it came from a New Safety gun, and those were introduced at #280,000. That style sight leaf was used only the 1916 Prussian Contract guns in 9mm. Very peculiar.

There some other strange stuff going on there. The shape of the aft end of the slide, just aft of the bolt stop, is odd, and the face of the hammer, up at the the top, is also unusual.
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Re: Help to identify

PostWed Jan 07, 2015 12:46 pm

I miss read the number, it shall be 23737. It is not sold as a collectors gun. Seller states that it has been rebarreled and reblued. And asks about half the price of a collectors item in this country
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Re: Help to identify

PostSat May 09, 2015 7:39 am

More strange things, The cartridge follower has this oval milling, I showed the gun to a more experienced collector, and he had not seen it before. Is it a later job of a gunsmith.

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