Re: world war 1 pistols.
spanish and basque are very similar ( in most parts no difference) the ii = n in the name.. and what drew my attention
to keep the peace the spanish used to allow the basque to have a lot of stuff in their spelling until i forget when , they cracked down on them to force them to be spanish
the Basque Policia had these issued , i'm wondering if that why the Basque spelling on that pistol
post ww1 but before the spanish crackdown on the basque folks maybe