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Lot 1631: Radom Vis 35 Pistol 9 mm

Auction Date: April 21, 2013

Desirable Pre-Occupation Radom VIZ-35 "Polish Eagle" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Desirable Pre-Occupation Radom VIZ-35 "Polish Eagle" Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Radom
Model: Vis 35
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 234
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1939 the VIS-35 Pistol was the standard sidearm of Poland and following the invasion and occupation in September 1939, it became a secondary arm for the Wehrmacht. The pre-Occupation pistols show a level of fit and finish not seen on the ones produced for the Germans, and bear the Polish Eagle on the left side of the slide between the model, date and patent markings. Fixed sights with "F.B. RADOM/1939r." and "VIS-wz.35/pat.Nr.15567" on the left side of the slide, numerous small proofs on both sides of the trigger guard and matching numbers on the frame, slide and barrel. The area where the number resides under the slide has been milled to remove either a miss-stamp or another number, although it appears to have been arsenal done. Equipped with a takedown catch and a slotted back strap for mounting a stock, both features absent from the occupation model and fitted with a pair of checkered grips marked "FB" and "VIS" on the left and right side, respectively.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 95% of the faded original blue finish, showing areas of gray and brown patina, along with some bright edge wear and handling marks. Grips are excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The barrel has been renumbered.

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