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(Pre98 Antiques) I was recently outbid on a Radom just like this one. Its on my top 5 list of bringback guns I need for my collection.

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Vis wz. 35 - not Radom.

 

Radom is only the city where Vis wz. 35s were manufactured.


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I've had this PPK for quite a few years.

 

Very nice PPK. Have you researched your vet who possibly served in the 995th Field Artillery Battalion?

 

Here is a link to a soldier in that outfit and the pictures he took during the war: http://lonesentry.com/S2/index.html

 

 

 

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Very nice PPK. Have you researched your vet who possibly served in the 995th Field Artillery Battalion?

 

Here is a link to a soldier in that outfit and the pictures he took during the war: http://lonesentry.com/S2/index.html

 

 

 

 

No, I have not. Thanks for the link.

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CZ27 with capture papers, newspaper article, & medal citation.

I also have the holster that came with it.

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Thanks for sharing Major! I used to have one in my collection. It was brought home by a co-worker who actually killed the VC. I needed money and sold it back to him and that is a big regret.

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Another one of my favorites with a picture of the G.I. that took the gun out of the factory along with copies of his discharge paperwork.

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It's a 1945 dated Walther VG1.

 

Thats cool! What kind of rifle is that?

 

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This VG1 was taken out of the factory at the end of the war. This picture shows a rack of completed rifles in the background along with a box of magazines & uncompleted rifles under the table. The G.I. brought home two of them after touring the captured factory.

Thats cool! What kind of rifle is that?

 

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Another one of my favorites with a picture of the G.I. that took the gun out of the factory along with copies of his discharge paperwork.

 

My goodness!!!!!!! Talk about HARD TO FIND!!!!

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The picture shown is the Walter factory in Zella Mehlis captured by the 11th Arm'd Div. and soldier pictured is 1st Sgt. George A. Band of Phoenix Az. It's from the 11th history "Thunderbolt", this was my father unit and they took a stack of 22 rifles and guys sent them home.


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The picture shown is the Walter factory in Zella Mehlis captured by the 11th Arm'd Div. and soldier pictured is 1st Sgt. George A. Band of Phoenix Az. It's from the 11th history "Thunderbolt", this was my father unit and they took a stack of 22 rifles and guys sent them home.

 

Did your father send/bring anything home for the factory?

 

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Legacy Collectables always has some nice bring backs with paperwork. These photos and info are courtesy of them. https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/
Here is a nice Police Sauer that was sold: The documents state it was brought back in May of 1945 by Melvin O'Keefe, Technician 4th Grade. I would of grabbed this one had I known about it.

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Another Legacy Collectables gun: This is a hard to find Navy Mauser HSc rig, variation 2, with original bringback document! There were only ~7,000 variation 2 pistols produced, with Kriegsmarine Eagle on the front strap. Manufactured at the end of 1941, the pistol is all original with about 93-94% high-polish blue. The pistol comes with two total magazines and a waffen proofed and '43 dated holster. The bringback document has the pistol serial on it and notes that it was brought back on June 16th of 1945 by Sgt Eli Mohler.

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Another one from Legacy Collectables that I would have bought! This is a Dreyse M1907 with the original capture document! The pistol comes with a CZ 27 holster from the WWII era, and the original bringback papers. The document states the pistol was brought back by Pfc Peter Zelznak in October of 1945. The Dreyse Model 1907 is a semi-automatic pistol designed by Louis Schmeisser. The gun was named after Nikolaus von Dreyse, the designer of the Dreyse Needle Gun. The pistol had an interesting feature for the time: when the gun was ready to fire, the firing pin projected through the back of the breech block, serving as an early handgun-cocking indicator. It was produced from 1907 to 1915. The caliber is 7.65 and was later made in 9mm.

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Legacy Collectables: This gun is a super rare Japanese procurement FN 1910 rig with original capture papers. Japanese officers had to purchase their own sidearms and many opted for European made handguns in .32 and .25 caliber. FN 1910 models proved to be very popular and were purchased with locally made holsters. A vast majority of the FN1910 Japanese procurement guns had a kanji marking preceding the serial number on the right side as the only proof that tied these guns to Japan. However, there were a few that were purchased in the early 30s that had no identifiable Japanese features. The only way to conclusively prove the Japanese connection for these guns is the presence of the capture papers and of the correct Japanese made holster. This is one of those guns. It comes with a rare, one of a kind holster that actually has a maker mark in English, but was made in Tokyo! It has all the attributes of the Japanese made holsters, including the loops for the shoulder strap carry. There are also two original magazines. The capture papers specify the gun by the serial number. There is also a tag with Japanese writing, identifying a specific officer that the gun belonged to. We were able to get the translation of the Japanese tag that came with this rare set. It identifies the gun as a personal sidearm of a high ranking Japanese officer and reads: “Pistol(Browning) # 59 Lt Col Takakura Army Ministry, Military Affairs Department”

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