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MILITARY PISTOL or COMMERCIAL ???

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    Default MILITARY PISTOL or COMMERCIAL ???

    Hello
    what are your thoughts on this pistol
    thank you very much
    Tony
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    It would appear that at some stage of its life it has been painted black. As to whether it has ever been used by the military it is difficult to say from the photographs provided.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    I agree with harry.

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    Looks like a Spanish made 'Ruby' Browning M1903 clone-the grips do not look military.

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    It would be a nice candidate for a restoration project!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Spanish Eibar/Ruby Pistols « Forgotten Weapons
    Your example looks like the "Martian" model, but is lacking the dome on the slide!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Hello
    thank you all for the help and info
    I really appreciate it
    Tony

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    Yep.... A Ruby. I have had some of these come into the shop over the years. Most of them didn't work very well. As far as military. I don't recall any being used as an issued firearm.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Spanish Rubys were used by the French army extensively in WW1-like most armies, they were desperate for more weapons as the great scale and length of the war ground on-they were also supplied to French allies/friendly countries after the war like Poland and Finland-they also remained in French use into WW2 and large numbers ended up in German use after 1940-quality of the pistols varied greatly and they were notorious for lack of interchangeability of parts as they were often made in small scale workshops that relied on individual hand fitting.

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