DEUTSCHE WERKE HELP!!

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  1. mopower

    mopower New Member

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    Hi all. Today my boss brought in a pistol he wanted me to go through and clean and get up to shape. He has never fired it or cleaned it or even broken it down. And so now I need help figuring this thing out. It's a german 32 caliber automatic. The slide says..DEUTSCHE WERKE WERK ERFURT...on one side. The other side just says...ORTGIES' PATENT...
    It has what I would call a grip safety on it. When it is depressed you can pull the trigger and the safety stays depressed until you push the little safety button on it. The grip safety then pops back out. Now you know as much as I do about the pistol. I really need some help as to how to take it down...how to remove the slide would be a nice start. I've tried just about everything I can think of to get the slide off. Please help.

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  2. Huck Finn

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    Mein Freund,
    Es ist nicht ein automatischer!
  3. mopower

    mopower New Member

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    That's helpfull :rolleyes:
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    It's a Browning clone very close to the 1910
  5. mopower

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    Can you tell me how to disassemble it?
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  7. mopower

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    Well I got it taken apart. It doesn't have a bushing and the recoil spring is wound around the barrel. I just tried a couple other things and the thing finally came apart! I'll post a pic in a minute. :D
  8. mopower

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    Odd little thing!

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  10. mopower

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    Thank you very much Xracer. You provided me with all the information I needed. :) The more I work on this pistol the more I like it! It's just a neat little piece. Thanks again.
  11. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    "It's just a neat little piece."

    Indeed it is......just wait until you shoot it! :)

    A number of years ago, a friend of mine bought one at a yard sale (for about 20 bucks). It was pretty dirty and crudded up, so he brought it over to me to clean up. Well we cleaned and lubed it.....and took it to the sandpit to shoot.

    What a sweetie! A real neat little plinker. Unfortunately, .32ACP isn't as cheap to shoot as .22 RF, but it's a real sweet little shooter.

    Have fun........ :D
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    Remove the magazine, make sure the chamber is empty, that little safety button, that is also the take down button, push it, pull the slide back and up and it should lift off.
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    The Ortges is a great little pistol. Made in .25 and .32 cal. Back in the 1920's they had a good reputation for accuracy and reliability.
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