world war 1 pistols.

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by gravegr, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    The entire family of Ruby type pistols are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to buying, selling, and trading at gun shows. Only those who deal in junk are willing to possess them, as placing them on a table just destroys interest and respect for the rest of the merchandise. Incidentally, there is a large Basque population in Bakersfield, California, complete with Basque restaurants.
  2. Lanrezac

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    I would have thought the bottom of the barrel would be used copies of the American cast-zinc automatics - the Ravens, Lorcins, Brycos, Jennings, etc. Or maybe the cheap German revolvers of the 1960's and 70's.

    The Ruby pistols get points now for being 75 to 100 years old, and having an association with WWI. Nobody with any sense wants to shoot them any more, but they are relics of a bygone time and place - and one of the few inexpensive gun collecting fields.
  3. Jim K

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    The Basque language has nothing in common with Spanish, French, or any other known language. It has its origin in a relatively small area in Northern Spain, in and near the western edge of the Pyrenees mountains. The Basque region in Spain and the adjacent region in France are known for the manufacture of arms.

    Some folks who say Basque is related to Spanish are probably thinking of Catalan, which is spoken in Northeast Spain, around Barcelona, and is a romance language, related to both Spanish (Castillian) and French.

    Jim
  4. wonderwhippet

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    Actually, the cheap suicide specials use current ammunition and most of them actually function. Less affluent buyers are quite interested in them, though they also bring down the tone of a table at a gun show.
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