Manufactured in 1938, the VIS-35 Pistol was the standard sidearm of Poland, and following the invasion and occupation in September of 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/1938r." and "VIS-wz. 35/pat.Nr.15567" on the left side of the matching serial number (16751) slide, numerous small proofs on both sides of the trigger guard and matching numbers on the frame, slide, extractor and barrel. Equipped with a takedown catch and a slotted back strap for mounting a stock (both features that would be removed from the occupation model) and fitted with a pair of checkered grips marked "FB" and "VIS" on the left and right side, respectively. Included with the pistol are two extra magazines, a "S/5" marked brass cleaning rod, and an early pre-occupation pattern holster with steel hardware and a leather strap
Excellent, with 98% of the original blue finish, showing some bright wear on the edges, a small spot (eraser head sized) of gray patina and spotting on the front strap, and minor handling marks overall. Most of the bright niter blue is present on the screws and pins, and the grips show some minor dings. The holster is very fine, with some scuffs and cracking. Mechanically excellent.
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