Looking for information on the make and model. It looks to be chambered in .32 ACP and it has a Nazi proof mark just above the trigger guard. No import markings or any other markings except the 4 digit serial number. Too bad it was plated....
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June 7, 2007, 06:19 PM
Could be an FN design manufactured in Belgium after the Nazis invaded. I know they did that with P-35s.
June 7, 2007, 06:47 PM
It is definitely NOT a FN product.
June 7, 2007, 07:11 PM
It appears to be a: Gavage; Fabrique d'Armes de Haute Precision Armand Gavage, Liege (Belgium). chambered for 7.65mm Auto (.32 ACP). Introduced around 1930. The stocks also are replacements, as the original ones were black plastic. If there were any markings I suspect they were polished off when the piece was nickel-chrome plated. I have no idea how it would have gotten NAZI proofed, but the Germans used about everything.
June 7, 2007, 07:24 PM
Old Fuff nailed it; Alexandr Zhuk's "illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns" shows this as a Gavage, produced during the 1930's.