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WW2 Bring back
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:31:36 PM »
I was asked to repair the firing pin on a WW2 Bring back 25ACP.

It's Spanish taken from a German Officer as the story goes  :-\  ( with proof )

Cute little POS , with a little leather flap holster.

also both grips were broken .... so I set about making a firing pin , easy pizzy  and fastened a set of walnut slab scales

The story with provenance made the effort worthwhile

1. The gun  and  2. the shirred off FP

3. the replacement FP is made from a drill bit shank
4. The fabricated replacement, some final fitment and polish and Bobs your Uncle   
 
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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 04:46:40 PM »
Everyt WWII vintage handgun was taken off the body of a German officer if in the European theatre and off a Japanese officer if in the Pacific theatre.  With all those officers it is amazing they lost the war.   :D

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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 05:43:25 PM »
Well Sir I get your drift...  :)

But in this case , I never said "taken off the body"

I said "taken FROM" ...There is a photo to show it happened.

The first attempt fit but the FP protrusion was a bit to short, otherwise the fit was good
 , I have Turned a 2nd  , it needs the slot filed in but should be ample to allow trimming if need be
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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 05:46:16 PM »
Odd in that my dad liberated a little .25 auto from a German Nurse that was very similar to that one. Brought home and rested in a drawer until sold in the sixties. Wish he'd not gotten rid of it.
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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 05:48:43 PM »
here is the Holster that came with it
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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 06:59:44 AM »
handmade firing pin is installed and pops caps

Grips are now fitted, but the owner has the screws (misplaced somewhere ) hence the rubber band to hold them in place
with the gun....
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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 03:13:13 PM »
Hi
That is a seriously UGLY gun considering it's caliber.  You'd expect a 98 Mauser, P-38, or Luger to be messy having been carried in the Snow somewhere in Russia or France, and carried at 90 degrees F a few months later, but a .25 is almost an indoor gun. 
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Re: WW2 Bring back
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 04:24:38 PM »
No argument here, I has been stored in the holster all these years
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