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Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by JB Books, Jan 25, 2013.
Be careful which one you have. They can be dangerous!
I have the 2A. I've fired a couple hundred rounds through it.
Whats the story?
Perhaps it was the earlier design .32's.
Sounds like a different gun than I have. I have the guns history printed out at home in my files.(along with all of my collectible guns)
You can see in the first pic how the one limbed shooter could cock the gun.
I was told by a Collector of German guns, who's grandfather was a General in the German army, captured and executed in WWII on the Russian front, that These guns were sometimes carried in a special pocket sewn into their caps. Be it for suicide, or a last ditch weapon, he didn't know.
Yes I think the danger was in the design when Bergman was producing the pistol. After Lignose bought the design they made it safer and apparently decided on a lighter recoiling round. Neat pistol! how would a one armed man load the thing to begin with?!?
In this lull, I went to the safe, got it out, and the mag does stand up nicely on the table to be inserted with a single hand. I supported the mag between my knees, and managed to load rounds into it.
Just did the same thing with the pistol between the knees and inserted the mag, so its doable.
All serial numbers match in it. Those Germans liked to mark everything!
Thats neat. You might just be surprised at the value too. I was!
Last wannamaker gun show, a guy had one in the lower level for around $600. It was the only one I saw, and I'm always keeping an eye out for them.
Yeah they are up there for an obscure pocket pistol. keep your eyes on the pawn shops. I used to see them at small pawn shops years ago. I especially remember one in Skiatook at the pawn shop that is now a satellite store or something.
Do you mean like this?