What a find,Type I Polish Radom P-35
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    What a find,Type I Polish Radom P-35

    The other day I picked up a Radom P-35. At first I didn't want it but when I heard the price I bought it. Later that night I was looking at it and saw some small marks on the slide and receiver. You know when you get older the first , maybe it's the second thing to go is your eyes. I got my magnifying glass and found Nazi Proof marks. After researching I found out that it was a Type I made from 1935-1939. It also has 100% matching parts. The receiver, slide and barrel have matching serial numbers plus the shoulder-stock mount on the rear of the grip. Here is some more info on it.

    Type: Single Action
    Chamber: 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum
    Weight unloaded: 1025 g
    Length: 205 mm
    Barrel length: 115 mm
    Capacity: 8 rounds


    WiS vz35 stand for "Wilniewczyc i(and) Skrzypinski, model of 1935". Originally, it was manufactured in Poland by F.B.Radom factory.
    WiS vz35 externally is very similar to famous Colt/Browning M1911 design, but internally it is different. WiS vz35 is a recoil operated, locked breech pistol that used Browning linkless (Hi-Power style) locking principle. Gun has no manual safeties: instead it has grip automatic safety (like the 1911) and the frame-mounted decocker. The lever on the rear of the left side of the frame is a disassembly (takedown) latch. Guns made for Polish military in 1935-1939 also had shoulder-stock mount on the rear of the grip. During WW2, some WiS vz35 were manufactured for German Military in Austria using original Poland made parts.
    Original WiS vz35 were standart issue handguns for the Polish military. In 1992 the manufacturing of the WiS vz35 in Poland was re-started on custom basis (for collection purposes).
    According to some sources (incl. Guns & Ammo magazine), WiS vz35 is one of the best handguns ever built.










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    Nice gun! How much did it set you back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    Nice gun! How much did it set you back?
    You'll never believe it but I talked him down from $100 to $80. Neither one of us knew what we had.
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    I read that it is internally different from a 1911, but nevertheless, it looks like that was the design upon which it was based. Is it just as thin as a typical 1911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    You'll never believe it but I talked him down from $100 to $80. Neither one of us knew what we had.
    WOW such a great piece. Awesome price too! Congrats!
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    Nice find Red Hat! I went to an estate sale last friday hoping I'd run across a deal like that but no luck.
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    Wow, amazing find. In very good shape as well.

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    For a price like that you could not pass it up. Congrats Red Hat.
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    Nice, Very Nice

    That is truely nice and in really good condition. Guard it closely. There are forces out there that want us to lose our older pieces irregardless of their historical value. Nice, Very Nice.
    Semper Fi

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    What a catch - this version has been going on the GunBrocker for around 1100.00

    If it has a slot for shoulder stock than it it has been made sometimes in 1940. This featore has been dropped from 1941 on. Can you share the forst three characters of the serial number ?

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