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Posted: 3/3/2010 4:13:30 PM EDT
I need help in identfying a pistol.  I have included a pic.

Does anyone know what it is?

Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:51:12 PM EDT
Glock 23? 2nd gen
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:56:17 PM EDT
That gun is better looking than a Glock.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 5:14:40 PM EDT
That sure looks like a Broomhandle hammer, and the ribbed portrusions near it look Broomy too. Some kind of home/Afghan/Chinese workshop job? I've seen a lot of guns built in small workshops in China, and they were conglomerations of different guns.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 5:18:31 PM EDT

Don't think so. Those Mausers are striker fired. The one in the OP has a hammer, but again, the hammer does have a Broomhandle look.

Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:24:59 PM EDT
The owner said he believes it was made in the middle east, maybe a home shop build.   The numbers throw me if it is a small shop build.   The numbers in the pic are the only markings on the pistol.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 7:51:53 PM EDT
Ah yes.  The Swedish WWII Shitbox.  Shitbox is Swedish for shitbox.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 3:48:18 AM EDT
It looks like a pistol version of the "Kyber Pass" AKs.

What's the story behind this?
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 7:19:57 AM EDT
I need help in identfying a pistol.  I have included a pic.

Does anyone know what it is?


Middle East or Asian copy of the Mauser 1914
I am going to lean towards an Asian copy, Viet Nam, Burmese, or Chinese maybe.'
The Khyber made guns never seem that crude.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 12:22:00 PM EDT
paki made will get you laid
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 12:44:49 PM EDT
The story behind it is a coworker who collects guns he doesn't want was at an antique shop.  The shop owner buys estate items like jewelery, coins, and guns.  My coworker actually was in there looking for mechanical beer signs, that is his passion.   So the shop owner asked him if he had ever seen a gun like the pictured gun before.  My friend said "No" and asked what it is.  The shop owner said he did not know but would sell it for $40.  My coworker bought it.   So far no one has been able to identify it.   The shop owner did not have the history of the pistol because the previous owner had died and his family brought in the gun.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 1:12:24 PM EDT
Here is a pic for scale.

Link Posted: 3/6/2010 2:47:12 PM EDT
Wow WTF?
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 6:21:49 PM EDT
Damn that thing is way bigger than I thought from the first picture
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 6:36:37 PM EDT
Damn that thing is way bigger than I thought from the first picture

I was thinking pocket gun, guess not.
what caliber is it?
what does the little ring on the bottom do? The numbers lead me to believe it is not a small shop gun, but I have no idea. I have a buddy who is really up on old pistols. can we get some more pics? I will see him tomorrow and show him what you have posted now.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 7:18:41 PM EDT
Send the photo to Garry James at Guns and Ammo magazine, he'll know.
Link Posted: 3/6/2010 9:12:16 PM EDT
Good idea!

More pics:

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:24:41 AM EDT
It's a 'Khyber Pass' copy of a Mauser or some-such handgun.

Doesn't neccesarily mean it came from Afghanistan, just that it came from some third world hand made gun forge.

The brazed on triggerguard would be a good indicator of 'hand manufacture'.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:52:19 PM EDT
How does it shoot and what caliber is it?
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 5:13:51 AM EDT
It has not been fired  by the current owner and the caliber is unknown.
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