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Fact or Fiction Single Shot 22 Pistol???

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Jae, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Jae

    Jae New Member

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    I am looking for information on a single shot 22 pistol(believe german made) there are not any proof marks, just an etched #1 on the top of the pistol just at the back of the barrel and it loads on the top. There is what looks like 2 large round handles on both sides, connected to a large inner spring that acts as the opening for the bullet and hammer. I am not very gun literate, so if anyone knows what I'm talking about, please help. I need more information on the gun. I have heard rumors of a #2 etched single shot 22 pistol and if this is #1, I have heard that it is suppose to be priceless. Please help!!!!!
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    Sounds like a DWM piece. They produced them in the 1920's. Most of the pistols are chopped down rifles. Haven't actually seen other than altered rifles. As I recall the prices are less than lethal on any of them. I'll poke the books around and see if I can rattle some brain cells loose.
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    Jae New Member

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    Thanks for the reply!!! I was told it was possibly a prototype of a pistol that was never mass produced. But was later redone and was very popular. It reminds me of a luger. What is a DWM piece? I don't know much about guns, lol. This looks like it might have been made in the 20's. I will see if I can get hold of a camera and get a pic of it. It is very different and unique. I have looked it over very carefully with a magnifiying glass and find no proof marks anywhere. Like I said the only mark I can find is a #1 etched on the top, just behind the barrel. Thanks again, any help would greatly be appreciated.
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    Pictures really handy. Hard to visualize beyond the familiar DWM. DWM was part of Mauser originally, as was Erma.
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    DWM ==Deutsche Waffen und Munitions
    Berlin Germany 1900-1930
    Made quite a few varieties of Lugers prior WW2
    Post a pic OR several. Take off grips look underneath 4 any marks.:cool:
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