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#1 Gregory

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:39 AM

Hello,

I would have a hundred questions about it but let's start from basic level: Are there any photographs of the OSS agents armed with this pistol? Is there any literature dedicated to American variation of Welrod? Does anybody know how many Welrods survived in American collections?

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#2 Brian Keith

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:53 AM

I have see a Welrod in the collection storage of the Kentucky State Military History Museum.
I guess I didn't know there was a US version.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:17 AM

I have see a Welrod in the collection storage of the Kentucky State Military History Museum.
I guess I didn't know there was a US version.
BKW

The British MoD Pattern Room has excellent collection of Welrod pistols. The American variant was a little smaller and had not a trigger guard.

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Greg

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:34 AM

I would bet there are few in private collections in the US, they are a "silenced" pistol and If I remember correctly, come under the preview of the National Firearms Act of 1934 and treated some what like automatic weapons, taxed, and licensed to own.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

Hello,

I would have a hundred questions about it but let's start from basic level: Are there any photographs of the OSS agents armed with this pistol? Is there any literature dedicated to American variation of Welrod? Does anybody know how many Welrods survived in American collections?

Best regards

Greg

Hi Greg
These might come in handy.you might find somethings in this John W Brunner...OSS Weapons.Williamstown,NJ:Phillips Publications,1994
Henrik

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#6 Gregory

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:11 PM

Henrik,

Thank you very much. For the first time I can see such detailed Welrod cut-aways. I think that they are very interesting for the other forumers as well.

Best regards :)

Greg


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