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My Grandma just gave me an old "1911 style" handgun.

On the left slide it reads "F.B. RADOM VIS Mod. 35 Pat. Nr 15567", also looks like a small eagle with a "77" below it. The grips are black checkered plastic: left side has triangle with letters "FB". right side has triangle with letters "VIS". Serial number is P2884. Appears to be a 9mm, and for some reason it looks German.

I'd appreciate any info.
 

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It's a Polish handgun.

They were made starting in 1935 and continued throughout WWII.

Some have German markings such as swastikas on them.
These were made after Germany captured Poland.

Depending on condition and markings, it may be worth $300.00 to $500.00.
 

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FWIW, they shoot 9mm ammo, and are becoming pretty collectable, especially in good condition or if it is a war bringback. If your grandad has a story to go with the pietol, ask him to write it down and sign and date it. It will increase the pistol's value should you ever decide to sell it.

I'd certainly keep it.

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I believe they all have the slide-mounted de-cocker, but does yours have a frame-mounted takedown lever (where the safety would be on a 1911)? If it has waffenamt stamps and a, it's early war; late production (1943- I think?) deleted the lever for simplicity's sake.

They're also a ton of fun to shoot - 1911 ergonomics with soft 9mm recoil.

EDIT: safety/takedown lever. Nurr.
 
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