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    You must have a cat. M

    You must have a cat.

    M
  2. You'll probably find that, with the passage of...

    You'll probably find that, with the passage of time, the initials will grow smaller and less significant. Leave them alone; they can't be removed without doing more damage than has already been...
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    The full story can be found in Len Antaris's...

    The full story can be found in Len Antaris's extraordinarily comprehensive Astra Firearms.

    M
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    Let's don't get carried away.... M

    Let's don't get carried away....

    M
  5. Thread: Pre-Alpha VIS

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    Most of the early Radoms imported by Interarms...

    Most of the early Radoms imported by Interarms into the USA came from Norway, which the Germans occupied until the end of the war when they surrendered their arms. Because of the many German naval...
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    With any Astra 400 or 600: Remove the slide and...

    With any Astra 400 or 600: Remove the slide and under good light carefully examine its rails adjacent to the safety and holdopen notches. Look for cracks emanating from the sharp corners of the...
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    It may also have slathered down with cold blue...

    It may also have slathered down with cold blue without polishing, and there's no easy way to get it off without further damage.

    M
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    There were no "P4" magazines. The guns were...

    There were no "P4" magazines. The guns were delivered with mags marked "P38" or "P1". This might have been a consequence of the fact that the original commercial designation was "P38 IV".

    The...
  9. Hey... it's a scam... Relax. M

    Hey... it's a scam... Relax.

    M
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    I really have nothing to offer on this question...

    I really have nothing to offer on this question except a strong distrust for extrapolation based on serial numbers. Anyone with practical experience in gun factories understands that guns rarely are...
  11. Thread: VIS Navy on GB

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    For many years faking "Navy" Radoms has been a...

    For many years faking "Navy" Radoms has been a profitable small business enterprise. But the one I like best was the Radom sanded smooth, cold-blued, and hand-stamped "Singer Co."

    That one...
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    I've got plenty of pistols that still work...

    I've got plenty of pistols that still work perfectly well with 75-year-old springs.

    Why turn it into a problem?

    M
  13. Thank you both. M

    Thank you both.

    M
  14. Thread: Steyr Hahn Help

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    I'd try a Cerrosafe casting and see if a sleeve...

    I'd try a Cerrosafe casting and see if a sleeve comes out with the casting. If it does --and it well might-- your problem is solved.

    M
  15. Radom 36: Thank you for responding. I tried...

    Radom 36: Thank you for responding. I tried that already, and while some magazines are shown in the illustrations on the book's website, it's pretty difficult for me to decipher without a knowledge...
  16. Norwegian 1914 magazine finish and holster questions

    Around 20 years ago I acquired two Norwegian .45s. One is a blued gun s/n 1677, dated 1921. The other is gray phosphated, s/n 2650, dated 1922. The pistols are both all matching and appear to have...
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    The truly fascinating aspect of this pistol is...

    The truly fascinating aspect of this pistol is that the frame, including the thin barrel jacket, was milled out of a solid block of steel. The precision of machining is unbelievable.

    M
  18. Thread: Late CZ 27

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    I have seen a fair number --perhaps 10 or 15--...

    I have seen a fair number --perhaps 10 or 15-- that were shortened in the manner pictured: former silencer-adaptable guns that were converted essentially to standard pistols. They have that odd...
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    VERY generally speaking lighter bullets are...

    VERY generally speaking lighter bullets are easier on the gun. 115 grain bullets in any common target load --Winchester, Federal, etc.--are just fine for casual shooting.

    M
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    How does the High Power magazine fit into a Radom...

    How does the High Power magazine fit into a Radom mag pouch?

    M
  21. Thread: Radom Virgin

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    A virgin? Well, it's certainly a nice gun,...

    A virgin?

    Well, it's certainly a nice gun, but let's don't get carried away.

    M
  22. Thread: Astra 400 rig

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    The so-called "stolen" guns were mostly taken by...

    The so-called "stolen" guns were mostly taken by the Nationalists, who ultimately won the civil war and thereafter became the Government. That's how they wound up in Spanish Army hands.

    Some...
  23. Thread: Astra 400 rig

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    Few if any of the late production Astra 400s will...

    Few if any of the late production Astra 400s will bear commercial proofs, as practically all went to the military. That's not to say they were not proofed; of course they were, but will show only...
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    It has been too many years since I had the...

    It has been too many years since I had the reproduction pistol in my hands on a workbench, and I cannot vividly remember many details. At the time I really wasn't concerned about detecting a fake; I...
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    I suspect that some enterprising Pole who worked...

    I suspect that some enterprising Pole who worked in recent years at the factory at Radom is enjoying some fun and profit at the expense of American collectors. I had occasion a few years ago to...
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    Judging from the grips and the magazine I am...

    Judging from the grips and the magazine I am going to guess that the M1911 also came back from WWI, not WWII.

    At this point, if they were mine, I would do nothing more than remove the wooden grips...
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    Sticky: Jan: I have two K-dates, s/ns 2059 and 2522,...

    Jan:

    I have two K-dates, s/ns 2059 and 2522, both refinished by the French, presumably at Oberndorf soon after WWII.

    Both are all matching except the magazines. Both are mixed Gothic and plain...
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    Sticky: Jan: Mine: Original blue, 95% all matching...

    Jan:

    Mine: Original blue, 95% all matching except mag.
    1. Serial number with suffix: 2391x
    2. Chamber date: 1940
    3. Police stamp: “E/L”.
    4. Commercial Proof: E/N
    5. Grips: unnumbered;...
  29. Thread: 1937 S/42 Luger

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    I have one like that, s/n 5305v, all matching but...

    I have one like that, s/n 5305v, all matching but the magazine; unfortunately refinished and not particularly well. It came out of a lot of about 600 Lugers of every description that were gathered...
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