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    Default DWM Pocket Pistol

    For those that may be interested in these DWM pistols, acquired a quite nice example at this past weekend SCACA Show. Acquired as a complete rig, holster and reserve magazine. Serial number is 4647.

    This is only the second DWM that I have encountered and this time, was finally in a position to acquire. Made my weekend.
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    Nice score Francis!

    I had one for a short time, traded it to a collector who wanted one and he had a police rig that I wanted.

    I will pick up another one, I think they are nice and cool with the DWM engraved on the side like that.


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    Uh oh... no halos on the serial numbers.
    Just kidding. I don't know the first thing about these, but I agree with Ed, very cool.
    What is the designation? What caliber?
    Thanks for showing.
    Mike C.

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    Mike,

    Caliber is 7.65 m/m (.32 acp). I am not sure of the model designation, have seen it as Model 1922 or 1923.

    Matthews' "Firearms Identification", "volume II", page 114, illustration No. 310, describes it simply as "7.65 mm D.W.M. Pistol". BTW, the pistol illustrated in FI vII is serial 4647. So at least this aquisition, perhaps, has somewhat of a pedigree.
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    Francis

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    I think those are very classy little guns, and fairly scarce. It took me a long time to find mine (#5048, just 401 numbers later than yours). You have landed a particularly nice one and it is really neat that it has a "pedigree"!
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    If it is made after 1918...it is a reproduction.

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    I used to have one too but I enjoy shooting too much to have such a scarce pistol! So I traded it for something less rare. They sure were well made. Nice find!
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    Dear Francis,
    a very scarce weapon, I've never handled.
    The pistol is a copy of Browning Mod. 10, slightly changing the shape of the original model.
    Someone say it was just manufactured in Belgium and assembled in Germany.
    It can be one of the attempts done by the DWM to return on civilian arms market in 20 years.
    Very fine!
    Cordialissimi saluti
    Giuliano

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    very nice!
    reminds me of my remington model 51.

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    Very pretty, Francis! That's the first holster I have ever seen for one. Is it marked in any way, or perhaps it's a professionally made example from a leather shop??? Just wondering... JIM

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    Great find Francis. Super nice example. Congratulations.
    57v

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