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#1 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:53 AM

I found this beauty on Legacy Collectables website. It all matching including the magazine. They rate the finish at 92-93% and the bore 9/10. It has an interesting bring back tag. This is only my second tagged one and its different that my other. The GI put his initials on the holster. I don't have any additional info at this time as its hard to read the vets name and its missing a number or two on his serial number. A nice Femaru has been on my want list for some time and the matching mag was a plus. They sure take some nice clear pictures so you know exactly what your buying!

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#2 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:55 AM

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#3 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:55 AM

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#4 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:57 AM

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#5 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:57 AM

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#6 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:58 AM

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#7 sgtdorango

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:02 AM

Wow thats nice!....mike

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:06 AM

You must be keeping Legacy Collectibles in business:)

#9 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:08 AM

LOL Ron!!! Good one and true.......



#10 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:09 AM

Thanks Mike!!



#11 gomorgan

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:22 AM

That is beautiful weapon and the attached tag is a bonus for sure, always wanted on of these in the collection but so far none found...



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:03 AM

I only wish I had the money to buy some! Let us know when your museum opens:).
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LOL Ron!!! Good one and true.......



#13 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:05 AM

The museums funds have been completely depleted! LOL 



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:24 AM

Thinking about doing a book on them as I am an author. Just like Edward Tinkers series on veteran bringbacks.

 

I've been kicking around some titles and I like these two a friend came up with "USGI Enemy Bring-Back Pistols of WWII"

or "Souvenir Enemy Weapons Pistols of WWII"



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:47 AM

That sounds like some good viewing/reading.

#16 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:59 AM

Thanks Ron I started on the book last week.

 

I also received the pistol today and its really nice. I can see why the vet scratched his name on the outside and wrote his name ans serial number as well! I having trouble researching the vet as there are 19 William C. Hicks listed in the National Archives and none from what I believe is his hometown. I'm seeing 3714205_ The last could be an A but that is not working for the search neither does adding 0-9. Any thoughts would be appreciated? Thanks.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:13 AM

Very cool.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:35 AM

Great M37.

 

THey are a very quality made pistol.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:18 AM

Thanks guys! I took the holster outside in the light and the last number is 0. Still don't know why he is not showing up in the Archives records?



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:04 PM

Because history has so many variables and is not an exact science you are forced into doing more research to set the record straight.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:05 PM

great bring back rig!! - very very nice -  



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:04 PM

Thanks guys!



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

Thinking about doing a book on them as I am an author. Just like Edward Tinkers series on veteran bringbacks.

 

I've been kicking around some titles and I like these two a friend came up with "USGI Enemy Bring-Back Pistols of WWII"

or "Souvenir Enemy Weapons Pistols of WWII"

 

How about "War Trophies:  GI Captured Pistols of World War II"



#24 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:12 AM

I like that one thanks!!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:05 AM

There has been more than one occasion where a guy I was researching didn't turn up in an online search.  In two cases, I had a hunch and a laundry mark and set Geoff at Golden Arrow to work and he was able to not only find the records, but confirm my ID.  




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