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Old 07-05-2019, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Can any member put a name to this pistol. On display at the El Alamein Museum at El Alamein Egypt.
Museum was nice but a lot of miss labelled items. Outside display of field artillery and vehicles in poor condition, all painted with the same colour ?? All battlefield recovered.

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Old 07-05-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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Looks like the lovechild of a C96 and a Luger.


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Old 07-11-2019, 01:14 PM   #3
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A “Frankenstein” ?
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:42 PM   #4
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Looks like the lovechild of a C96 and a Luger.


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My first thought as well. Either a Lauser or a Muger.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:48 PM   #5
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It reminds me of the 1929 Simson prototype pistol.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:30 PM   #6
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The design and execution of the grip plates is fantastic. The crazy thing is the serial number, implying maybe 15,000 were built.
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The design and execution of the grip plates is fantastic. The crazy thing is the serial number, implying maybe 15,000 were built.

Can anyone explain how this pistol would feed a round? The magazine appears to sit three or four inches behind the breech
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If I had to guess I don’t think this is a real pistol. Similar Frankenstein’s guns have come out of a place called the khyber pass, mostly made for US servicemen to bring home as souvenirs. Forgotten Weapons have a few khyber pass guns, one is a Martini Henry pistol that was never meant to be fired, just a showpiece.



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Old 07-11-2019, 08:17 PM   #9
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If I had to guess I don’t think this is a real pistol. Similar Frankenstein’s guns have come out of a place called the khyber pass, mostly made for US servicemen to bring home as souvenirs. Forgotten Weapons have a few khyber pass guns, one is a Martini Henry pistol that was never meant to be fired, just a showpiece.



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Years ago saw one of the Khyber Pass Martini Henry pistols chambered in .303 British.
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Years ago saw one of the Khyber Pass Martini Henry pistols chambered in .303 British.


Yea, they’re interesting certainly but they would also blow off your hands if you tried shooting one, that is if it even has a firing pin.


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I would bet in a Chinese mixmaster from the 1920s-1930s.
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Yea, they’re interesting certainly but they would also blow off your hands if you tried shooting one, that is if it even has a firing pin.


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Nothing said about shooting it. A collector had five or six copies of other handguns that were brought back from Afghanistan in the late 1950's. He had them as a curiosity rather than something to shoot.
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Or perhaps a single shot weapon designed to kill someone with a serviceable firearm and ammo that could then be taken and used.
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Ummmm... yeah.......
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"Looks like the lovechild of a C96 and a Luger."

With an additional DNA contribution from an Astra on the front end!"


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Old 07-12-2019, 08:05 PM   #15
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Whatever it is, it's not a real firing weapon - the magazine does not line up with the action
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