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Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by charlestewart, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. charlestewart

    charlestewart New Member

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    Hi does anyone know where I can get a magazine for a 7.65mm Ortigies Deutshe Werke semi-auto pistol serial no 171070 also any history on this .
    Thanks
  2. jack404

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    history i can help a bit .. the mag .. i'm in Australia so sorry there

    the Deutshe Werke model was a 2nd generation after the original designer and maker went onto other things

    he worked out how to do make it cheap and very reliable and sold or did a deal with the Deutshe Werke folks , the pre Deutshe Werke version is very much a collectors item and brings a high dollar

    they have a excellent rep as a target pistol with one gent here still pulling great scores for a almost 80 year old firearm

    The Deutshe Werke was ( i believe i may be wrong ) used by one of the US shooting team to get a perfect score against many other supposedly better weapons and shooters to win a world shooting title in the 30's

    your magazine may be interchangeable with the 9mm version but check with a expert as i'm not sure when and what serial number they changed the butt lock

    i worked on the gents one here and it needs no work .. its a great pistol with over 50,000 rounds through it that we know of ( not bad eh!!!)

    we strip it bath its and reassemble it and its still a very nice pistol

    do you mind if i ask what you paid for it ?

    i've not seen one sell that i remember the price and as a semi fan of the thing ( it impressed me a lot) i would not mind looking for one myself or offering the gent here what it is worth

    all up a nice weapon ..

    cheers

    jack

    PS web site for you from my bookmarks

    http://www.littlegun.be/arme allemande/a deutsche werke gb.htm
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    Jim K New Member

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    First I have heard of the Ortgies as a target pistol!

    Unless you hit it lucky at a gun show, any magazines you get today will be repros.

    Dis- and reassembly of those pistols is tricky, and if you don't know how, please ask.

    Jim
  5. charlestewart

    charlestewart New Member

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    It Was found in an attic I have no idea how to strip it but I have no magazine
    Thanks
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    You really need to have it looked at by a qualified gunsmith before you do anything else. These old guns can have numerous problems and being in a damp, drafty attic for years can add to these problems. Have a gunsmith go over it with a fine-toothed comb, if he says it's okay have him show you how to disassemble and maintain it -- then pay the pesos for a magazine.
  7. jack404

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    good advice from mtnboomer , did not realize it was a attic find . do get it checked eh
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