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Lot 3327: Rare North Korean Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Rare North Korean Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: North Korean
Model: Type 70
Type: Pistol
Guage: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
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Catalog Page: 106
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating Definition:

Fine with 60% faded original blue finish displaying areas of edge wear, minor handling marks, and thinning finish on the grip strap. Grip is fine with some light handling marks and small chips. Mechanically excellent.


A design indigenous to North Korea, the Type 70 has elements of the Walther PP, Makarov, and even the Browning Model 1910 pistols. Operating on a hammer fired simple blowback mechanism with a cross bolt type safety, exposed serrated ring style hammer, fixed sights and one piece wrap around plastic grips with a large distinctive star molded at the top of both sides. The slide is marked with Korean characters, a circled star, and "7.62". It is however designed and chambered for .32 ACP (7.65 Browning Auto). Rarely seen outside of North Korea.

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