THE FOLLOWING PISTOLS ARE FROM THE COLLECTION OF EUGENE MEDLIN OF EL PASO, TEXAS. GENE IS THE COUNTRY?S PREMIRE COLLECTOR OF FRENCH MILITARY PISTOLS, AND HAS CO-AUTHORED THREE BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT. MANY OF THESE PISTOLS ARE SHOWN IN GENE?S VARIOUS BOOKS. Tom Knox of Alamo Military Collectibles is handling the sale of the collection, has authored these descriptions and can answer any questions you may have 314-638-6505.
Destroyer (I. Gaztanaga), .32acp, #45227 (internal assembly #257), faint IG code on left frame tang, five pointed stars on butt, IG on magazine toe, overall 80% with thinning grip straps.
We also have available the updated French Service Handguns: 1858 - 2004
Over 10 years in the making, this long awaited volume on French handguns is finally here. Collaboration between French and American authors, and contributions from the members of NAPCA (National Automatic Pistol Collectors Association. Check 'em out at www.napca.net) this book offers in depth coverage on everything from the 11mm Pinfire to the 9mm Parabellum - including various Lefaucheux revolvers, MAB's, Spanish pistols, and revolvers used in WWI, Uniques, plus, many photos of one of a kind prototypes of the French contract Browning, Model 1935s, and 35a pistols used in WWII. Beautiful black and white full shot photos of the guns, and close ups of markings and numbers, not to mention numerous drawings, lists of production numbers, graphs, and exploded views of the guns.
Over 200 pages and more than 125 photographs. This valuable reference is a must for any serious collectors library. Large format 8 1/2 x 11. Combat Books is proud to be the exclusive distributor of this fine volume! This is a limited printing. Any of you who have looked for the now out of print Military Handguns of France, also by Medlin and Huon, know how scarce they are and how expensive they can be when you happen to find one. Get them while we got them! 2004
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