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Nice lady brought this over yesterday.Her grandfather brought back,basically sitting in holster in safe for decades.NOT for sale-would like to know year(if you can read ser#) and how to gently clean and leave original finish...Should I oil holster too?After gentle cleaning,it will be put in a dessicant/oil bag to be put back in safe for grandson...Has holster and 2 mags.....yes,I'm going to pop off a few before cleaning 馃檭
 

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Can answer some of the questions better if can see the left side of the gun.

Looks to me like the serial number starts with an m. If it has a takedown lever, with an M serial number it should be about 1943. If it does not have the takedown lever then it would be 1945.
 

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I can't help much on the date - except that if it has the Nazi Eagle it was during the German occupation (1939-1945). Many were made before the invasion and of course do not have the German Eagle. There was an article in the last year or so about the Radom factory, and the use of slave labor under Nazi rule.

Radom's were a very robust design, simple to maintain and quite accurate for a military sidearm. Radoms, along with the Browning "HiPower" were chosen as an alternate standard issue weapon for the German Army.

You might consider neatsfoot oil (like we used to use on baseball gloves) as a preservative on the holster. Do not store the pistol in the holster. For cleaning I'd just use a good grade of gun oil. You might want to wipe down all exposed steel areas with CLP before putting it in storage.

Nice pistol. I hope it goes to someone who will appreciate it.
 

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Can answer some of the questions better if can see the left side of the gun.

Looks to me like the serial number starts with an m. If it has a takedown lever, with an M serial number it should be about 1943. If it does not have the takedown lever then it would be 1945.
Yes,it has a takedown lever------she said there were an L-shaped thingee with a lump at one end lying on the shelf in the safe.There is an empty hole in the usual place with slide marks up and down further back.She is going to bring it over along with 3 other handguns.Hoping for something else out of the ordinary.
 

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Well heck. I was hoping that this would open up on post number two of that thread, but it does not for me. But you can go up to post number two and see the pretty picture. :)
 
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