Thanks Thanos. I'm located in Canada, actually. Here's a few more:
Japanese T-26 revolver in 9mm Japanese.
US Colt M1917 in .45 ACP
Yugoslavian Officer's Model Browning 1922 in 9mm Short
French Chamelot-Delvigne M1873 in 11mm, still widely used in WW1
German Luger LP08 with original 32-round drum, commonly known as the Artillery Luger
love that artillery luger always wanted one of those and a t26 Jesus how much did that cost
Fine handguns...The Colt M1917 is oustanding...The officers's Browning is unique...
You know, the Chamelot-Delvigne M1873-M1874 in 11mm was the the first breech- loading rev. of the Greeks fighting over 40 years in my nation's conflicts...
As for the Luger with the snail-drum magazine... You must have paid a fortune for this magazine alone...Great Nyles...Great...You're very fortunate living in Canada...
Thanks all. The T-26 actually wasn't very expensive - I think I paid $400 US for it, but the hard part was importing it from the US. Japanese pistols are almost unheard of in Canada, mainly because our contribution to the Pacific Theatre was short, small and unsuccessful. Took about 8 months all told!
The artillery Luger with drum I did pay quite abit for, although I feel I got a good deal nonetheless. I actually never knew the Greeks used the Chamelot-Delvigne, though I guess it makes sense as they were using the Gras rifle at the same time.
The officer's model Browning 1922 is interesting - I got it for a song, the seller apparently not realizing it was the officer's model, which is actually quite rare. I've never seen another for sale and I'm curious to know what it would bring, since there don't seem to be too many dedicated collectors of Yugoslavian firearms.
It's funny, as this site has a more European focus it does make me feel lucky to be living with Canadian gun laws - normally I hate it, as our laws prohibit pistols with barrels under 106mm or in .25 or .32 caliber (with some exceptions to each).
Well, how about a few more?
Finnish Luger M/23, with Continuation War (1941-44) era Tikka 120mm 9mm replacement barrel - which conveniently makes it Canada legal!
French St. Etienne M1892 in 8mm, first year of production
RAF-marked Colt 1911 Government in .455 Webley Auto & USGI Colt M1911A1, mistakenly serial numbered built in the range assigned to Remington Rand
Austrian Rast-Gasser M1898 in 8mm
Mauser C/96 Broomhandle, made 1905
Keep 'em coming, Nyles.
Nyles the M/23 Finnish is eye-catching...Do you think the notches in the left grip are adversary hits (like cowboys did) ?
The French St. Etienne M1892s were also greek-issued weapons ; i have seen them in period photos and various greek War Museums.
Very nice Colts. I admire them a lot, since i was issued a M1911A1 when serving my Army duty.
Very good condition Rast-Gasser M1898; they were used too by the greek Macedonian fighters during the Greek-Bulgarian conflict for Macedonia during 1908s.
Spectacular C-96 Broomie...
Great Nyles, great...
Take care, Thanos.
P.S. Do you know what is the cypher/stamp on the left side of M1878/86 Nagant ?
P.S. 2 : Checking the sites littlegun.be & littlegun.info i found out that the interlaced double Ls, crowned, in a circle, was the marking of Belgian Gov. for King Leopold II of Belgium, denoting government acceptance and issue.
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I recently found a 8 barrel pistol here in Afghanistan. It appears to be older/antique but I know there are frequent fakes found over here. I didn't perform a close enough inspection to identify a brand/manufacturer but I was wondering if anyone has historical knowledge of what type this might be. The barrels were engraved with a nice design and it was clearly a revolver type pistol that separated between the barrels and the handle for loading. I'll have to go back and inspect closer and take pictures. In the meantime, does this sound familiar to anyone that knows historical weapons in the Afghanistan area? Thanks
hi bihans most of these afgan weapons are from pakistan where there are hundreds of people handmaking guns out of other guns