ID and value of 7.65 Ruby pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Der Finn, May 4, 2012.

  1. Der Finn

    Der Finn New Member

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    Hello,
    Just picked up this World War II bring back 7.65mm Ruby pistol which came in a Walther PP holster. Have tried, with no luck, to find out what exact model and.or variation it is. Can't find a photo of one with this style single-screw grips. Also, what is it worth? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks very much!
    Tom Heinonen

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  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Tom.

    There were fifty or so licensed and unlicensed Spanish makers who furnished the "Ruby" type autos to France, and it's pretty futile to try and identify those with no catchy name, maker, or logo marking. And the "official" Ruby types had longer grips than yours.

    Anonymous Spanish pocket autos are not valued highly.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_pistol
  3. Der Finn

    Der Finn New Member

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    Thanks very much! Every little bit of info helps.
  4. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

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    It looks more like a commercial Spanish pistol than one of the military issued Ruby types. Both France and Italy issued a short grip Ruby-type pistol in WWI, but again I don't think this was one of them. These pistols were used all over the world in the first half of the 20th centry, and it would not suprise me that an American GI would have captured one in WWII.

    In good condition pistols such as yours seem to be selling for $100 to $150. People ask more but then they sit on the table unsold.
  5. Lanrezac

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    I agree with 45Auto - that is a post-WWI commercial gun, probably made for export to the United States. There is even less known about them then about the guns made for the French military.

    That one is in attractive shape, and collector interest in them is increasing somewhat, but it is increasing from a very low level. I would put the top end for it up around $200 at an internet auction website, but of course your net would be less than that. Just my $.02.


  6. Der Finn

    Der Finn New Member

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    Thanks again for the help and information!
  7. Phil Leone

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    I kept thinking it was 7.62 but I guess I got confused the 7.62 x 39 but any way I have one of these and found a nice link for info.
    First I'll try to upload a photo of mine then post the link.
    Oh, and I just now joined this forum so Greetings to all!
    I hope to be able to find time to visit here!

    http://www.***************.com/other-handguns/eibar-ruby/


    Merry Christmas to all! 32-1.jpg
  8. Phil Leone

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    Just a quick note about that large rivet on the slide.
    The French Military complained that the safety would open when drawn from the military holster so they were retrofitted with that rivet to hold the holster away from the safety to prevent unwanted firing!
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    Phil, welcome to the forum. This particular thread is a little over two years old so I think that Der Finn got the answer that he was looking for and never came back. I hope that you have time to visit us regularly and give us the benefit of your gun knowledge..

    Oh yeah, Merry Christmas to you also.
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