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Old 06-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #11
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:31 PM   #12
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Hey -SA, were you able to determine if the weapon is chambered in .32 or .380 ? ? It was made in both---.32 first, .380 ACP later. Remember that .380 is simply 9MM short (Kurtz). If the mag is wide enough to accept 9MM but just too short, it's a .380ACP. This MAY have an effect on it's value/desirability, although either way that weapon isn't gonna make you rich.......
 
Old 06-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #13
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BUTTTTT...Ain't there a FLIPSIDE to this.....If YOU can't prove WHO did make it....Then You can't PROVE WHO didn't make it....

Were it My pistol and I wanted the most out of it I could get , I'd take it to the next Gun Show , find the most LOUDMOUTH/ WANNABE/DEALER...The Pistol might turn into a BrowningLuger , or a Colt/Wesson....would help if You could have KIN along that could swear the pistol was OSS and expermintal....A WW2 bring back that was found in the American Legion post when the post was tore down....Maybe Joe , J T cohee can add their suggestions on how to make the most out of this one.....Second thought , JohnTee has much too much honor to suggest anything WAYWARD So what say YE. Joe and cohee

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WELL Wild Bill, JohnnyT DOES have a certain air of sanctity about him that would preclude him makin' up tales. I think the weapon may have been used by the French resistance in a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler.........
 
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Now, wait a minute Joe and WB! Whataya mean "failed attempt"? I have it on the authority of my uncle who new the man who had actually talked with a member of the resistance who claimed to have ACTUALLY SEEN THIS VERY GUN used to assasinate Hitler. The Allies just covered it up after the war to confuse the rest of the world!
 
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Hmmm......I just think that this pistol belonged to Vice General Tenebroso Cervesa-Extrano who served on Generalissimo Franco's personal staff. He also worked udercover as a spy. He infiltrated the enemy movement posing as a volunteer in the Lincoln Log Cabin republican brigade. His cover was that he was a persecuted cross dresser in 1930s chicago who fled to fight with the communist internaional brigade against Franco.

Let me do some more research, there may be more to this story.

When dancing in drag to keep his cover intact, he was reported to have carried this pistole in his/her garter belt.

Interesting piece of history you have there. The pink pistols or GLAD (gay/lesbian defense fund) might be interested in buying it as a part of their heritage.

WildBill can supply you with points of contact and numbers.
 
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DAMN cohee, ya sure do know your history...........
 
Old 06-20-2011, 07:10 PM   #18
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I am trying to be as good as Wild Bill when it comes to stories, but the real deal is dfarriswheel. I have never caught him being wrong on a technical or historical issue about firearms.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #19
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Yeah...You right about dfarriswheel, cohee

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #20
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In defense of the Ruby

That pistol is pretty crude even for a Ruby. The Basque made Ruby pistols (which are a 'category' rather than a brand) were boxy and ungraceful looking, underpowered (.32 ACP typically), had wretched sights and a hideous trigger pull. But they were usually finished like a firearm (as opposed to a tire iron) and surprisingly reliable.

This particular example strikes me as an Asian hand made copy of a Ruby. The trigger guard is really out of bounds for a Ruby. But usually the Asian copies were decorated with hand stampings of various real and imagined makers and model names.

D Farris Wheel is correct in all he says (although I'll quibble with the 'crappy quality' remark) but I do not think this pistol is a Ruby. I'll throw in with Sarge 405 on the 'third world knock off' theory.
 
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