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What's This Soldier's Captured Pistol?

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I ran across this pic and thought it interesting.  This First Army soldier has not only captured a German fighter plane he got a pistol to go with it!  I don't have any where or when on the image but I will guess that it is an end-of-the-war photo taken at an overrun Luftwaffe airfield.  

 

My guess on the pistol is that it is a French Ruby, but there were so many small European auto pistols around that looked somewhat similar that my guess could be way off.  Anybody have a better guess?

 

And how about the aircraft?  A FW-190?

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

 

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The Ruby is probably a good guess. One thing that I noticed is that the rear portion of the slide on your mystery gun (I cannot remember the exact term at the moment) appears to make almost a 90* degree angle down, which would rule out many guns such as the Walter where the back portion of the slide is more angled. I wonder if there is a German gun that might fit that profile also since he is posing next to a German plane. 


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Charlie, Outstanding photo. My WAG is a Sauer 38H . 

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Nicely composed photo... if you notice the camera was positioned to capture the crosses on the wing, fuselage and the swastika on the tail.  Too bad we don't have a full photo of the aircraft.


Gil Burket
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14 hours ago, gwb123 said:

Nicely composed photo... if you notice the camera was positioned to capture the crosses on the wing, fuselage and the swastika on the tail.  Too bad we don't have a full photo of the aircraft.

We do:

 

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Thanks for all of the comments, guys.  It is fun trying to figure out these little mysteries.

 

Charlie


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Perfect!  As noted, a late war M-109.  Thank you for the follow up!


Gil Burket
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Great photos- I’ll weigh in on the pistol ID-

My money is it is a Ruby as some have said already, or if not then Unique model 17-

the profile is a little off for a Femaru M37 and it is definitely not a Sauer 38h due to the shape of the slide.

 

photos- Ruby first, Unique second.

 

 

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I can’t make it out on my phone, but if you can see the curve or lack there of of the slide serrations that would be a giveaway.

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I agree with the good Doctor. I think it’s a Unique.

Ronnie


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