Bob in Stl - some Spanish steel for you

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    RobC in Missouri
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    Don't know if you get the Empire preview list or not, but anyway...

    SPANISH Model Vilar Ruby-type semiautomatic pistol # 52174 (.32 ACP) mfg. by Retolaza Hermanos in c.1915. Good condition with around 50% original bluing on frame and nearly totally browned slide. Bore is slightly pitted but strong, checkered walnut grips have a ¾" square superficial area on each side. Quite crudely made, these "Ruby" pistols were nonetheless favorites of French officers during WWI, who bought over 700,000 of them. Action a bit "sticky" but certainly worth what we are asking for it. Not import-marked. PHOTO . . . $135. C&R

    SPANISH "Martian" semiautomatic pistol # 3102 (.25 ACP), mfg. by Martin Bascaran, Eibar in 1934. Very Good condition, with 80% fading bluing and really bright strong bore. These pistols were very well-made with a pop-up front-sight (indicating whether or not the chamber was loaded) and a unique method of takedown by pulling down the rear of the triggerguard. Markings consist of AUTOMATIC PISTOL "MARTIAN" / CAL 7.65mm on left side of the slide, with serial # rendered as B.O.P.E. 3102, black checkered bakelite grips (the right one chipped) embossed with MARTIAN. Magazine lacks innards, else functional. No import-marks, scarce. PHOTO . . . $225. C&R

    RobC in Missouri



    Bob In St Louis
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    Yeah, I heard about those. I don't have a copy of my license on file with Empire, but it is going out to them now! I'll be ready the next time -----