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03-08-2010, 01:59 PM
Not really sure where to put these, I think most people that collect 98's collect other weapons also.
Found these this weekend at a antique mall in MN, Model 1935 7.65mm ( 32 ) ( December/Jan 44-45) and Model 1934 9mm corto ( .380) bb serial block ( made in March/April 45 ? ) late war pistols, the reason I am posting is the Model 1934 is very late war very crude manufacturing, 4UT proof all matching on both. GR
03-09-2010, 08:30 AM
Thats a nice find George.
I like the crudest one the best. Just gotta love those tooling marks.
Let me know what more you find out about them.
03-09-2010, 01:40 PM
George those are great little finds. I have an M.35 4UT phosphate like that.
03-09-2010, 06:43 PM
Fellow tried to sell me one at the SOS, he claimed all marked that way were SS contract. 4ut
03-09-2010, 08:03 PM
History I did not find info that said they were SS contract, I did find info that said the SS controlled the factory and workers and the pistols both Model 34 & 35 were all delivered to the German army (between air raids ). I am still tracking down more info. Thanks for the compliments.
03-10-2010, 02:44 PM
4UT was an Italian RSI era inspection mark. It is in the same place the old Savoy Crown and RE, etc. was. Beretta was in RSI territory and continued manufacturing weapons, many of which were sold to the Germans. 4UT supposedly refers to 4th Technical Branch (sic). This is an Italian inspection, not German or SS. It shows up on carbines and SMGs as well.
03-11-2010, 03:18 AM
Hambone Thanks. Most info I have found seems to be far fetched, the only solid info is what is in the Stills book.
03-13-2010, 04:03 PM
George that is a nice pistol, I'll have one myself if all works out. I just noticed your avatar :baby:
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