Alkar Standard Automatic Pistol Serial Number
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Have s alkar automatique pistolet kapitain 7.62 (32acp) with the angled S stamp. Serial # 53××. From my research it's the 1 of 2 with this low serial # making it an original Alkartasuna made around 1913-14. Not a mass produced Ruby that was farmed out to over 50 companies. Chrome plated, single screw pistol grips. Rough value? Thank you
Alkar cartridge indicator pistols that I have documented include serial numbers 74868, 75007, 75056, 75063, 75187, 75243, 75274, 75350, and 75797. Nueva Alcar pistols I have documented include serial numbers 76395 and 201050.*
The Alkar cartridge indicator pistol is a most unusual gun, and a clear design departure. While based (like the Ruby or Eibar-type pistols) on the 1903 Browning design, the Alkar has a number of unique features, including a loaded chamber indicator, a grip lever at the rear that activates the safety and is also depressed to fire the first shot, and numbered windows in the left grip panel that allow the shooter to see how many cartridges remain in the magazine. The magazine has a vertical slot on the left side and a shiny brass plate attached to the bottom of the magazine follower that is visible through the windows in the grip. The brass cases of the cartridges above the follower show through the windows, as does the brass plate itself, and as each cartridge is fired the windows darken one by one.
The slide serrations remain unchanged from the earlier variant. The serial number remains on the left side of the frame, above the trigger. The finish is in salt blue with a nickel plated trigger. The right side of the slide is unmarked, although the right side of the frame of the Nueva Alkar shown here has the word SPAIN stamped on the bow of the trigger guard, probably indicating it was exported to the U.S.
One feature that can be tied to wartime service is the addition of a large rivet-looking knob on the left side of the slide. This was added to address the reported problem of tight French military holsters catching and disengaging the safety lever when the guns were drawn, and this was blamed for a number of accidental discharges. The added knob held the holster material up away from the side of the gun, and prevented it from catching on the safety. The knob was clearly added after manufacture, as it will typically cover part of the serial number or other markings on the slide.
Hello Mr. McCollum,I to own one of the Ruby 7.65 pistols made by GABILONDOS marked GU inside of the oval. I wanted to share a couple of things I have noticed over the years of owning one of these in y opinion fine little weapons. I have seen a couple besides mine and one of them had the two stars beside the magazine well. Mine has also numbers stamped inside the Stars one is a 7 the other an 11, which has been hinted at by some of my collector friends as the acceptance date for the French of July 1911 I do not know this to be true but is logical. All parts in this weapon are marked with a 5 digit matching serial numbers with acceptance to the magazine which has no serial number just the oval with RH inside. I have found while disassembling this pistol ( can not see any reason for it) leave the safety in the3 safe position and pull on trigger while sliding receiver forward and it will just about fall apart. I took several tries when I first got it to get it apart to clean. hope this helps you did a great article and I thank you,
I have a arizmendi, zulaica y CIA marked cebra and overstamed with beistequi hermanos with the French military code stamp AZ serial#66240 everything matches it looks in good shape broke it down put it in the sonic wash and re-oiled it functions fine can you tell me anymore about this weapon why did they over stamp it? Also the left grip has the bottom right corner is cut out from a picture I seen the pistol had a Maynard hole and this pistol dont
I own a very Old all original EIBAR Muff??? Or Percussion Pistol. no serial number. 36 is on various parts of gun. On top OF OCTAGON double barrel is ETCHED DOMINGO ALBERDI EIBAR. It has walnut carved grip with forged cast holders at bottom & FOLD AWAY Double Triggers. It is my belief to have been forged around 1850 and is 1 of 12 that were made BY a local family gun shop. I have NOT found another that resembles or even looks similar!!!
I have a protector Automatic Pistol Cal 6.35mm, on the slide,On the frame, bottom, where, the magazine, opening is, states, Spain other side serial number 37567.Could someone please tell me the year of production production, the slide measures 4.375 to 4.390 inches. Thanks Alalthekittyspal@gmial
A serial number is not sufficient for your purposes. Serial numbers merely allow a manufacturer to track WHERE the gun was sold, and approximately WHEN. Beyond that, it becomes (at least in the USA) a matter of tracking for the individual gun store. After it leaves that store, it could potentially be sold to any number of lawful individuals without tracking. This is specifically intended to keep the US government from being able to seize weapons from lawful citizens.
It also upgraded large numbers of M113 series APC and variants to the diesel powered M113 standard which has the local designation of the M113A2T2. In addition it has converted upgraded M113 to more specialised roles such as Engineering Squad Armoured Vehicle, Ambulance and Command Post vehicles.
The French also bought 40,000 Savage 1907 .32 ACP pistols, but that number pales in comparison to the nearly 1 million Ruby guns it purchased. The French awarded Gabilondo y Urresti-Eibar a contract for 10,000 pistols per month, but Gabilondo was basically just a small machine shop, so it subcontracted slides, frames, barrels and internal parts to other firms.
I fired a number of rounds at man-size targets at seven yards and found the pistol to be fast on target. The sights are no better and no worse than other guns of its era, and with its light recoil follow-up hits came easily. Function was fine, and when I tested the gun for accuracy at 15 yards, I was able to get three-inch five-shot groups.
Soon after the outbreak of World War I the pistol was offered for use in the French Army, and after several tests and trials it was adopted as a subsidiary standard military pistol. The initial French order was placed in May 1915 and called for sustained delivery at the rate of 10,000 pistols a month. In August of 1915 the French increased their demand to a rate of 30,000 a month, but even this rate proved to be too small and further demands were made.
The total number manufactured and supplied directly by Gabilondo to the French Army is reported to have been somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000. No such large serial numbers have been seen by the author, however. How many were made by other manufacturers for the French will very likely never be known. During World War I a few were reportedly sold to the Italian Government.
A delayed blowback action that is unique in that every shot was double-action. This pistol was chambered for the.45 ACP cartridge and had a 3.5" stainless steel barrel with fixed sights and plastic grips. The detachable magazine held 6 shots, and the standard finish was matte blue. Chrome plating was available and would add approximately 15 percent to the values listed.
Introduced in 1991 this semi-automatic pistol is chambered for the.380 ACP cartridge. Fitted with a 2.75" barrel with adjustable for windage rear sight. Black composition grips. Stainless steel construction. Furnished with a 5-round magazine. Weight is about 20 oz.
This semi-automatic double-action-only stainless steel pistol is chambered for the 9mm cartridge and is fitted with a 3.2" barrel with adjustable for windage rear sight. Magazine capacity is 8 rounds. Grips are black checkered nylon. Weight is about 28 oz. Introduced in 1992.
This is a semi-automatic double-action-only pistol chambered for 9mm cartridge and furnished with a 5-round magazine. Barrel length is 3". Grips are black composition. Finish is black. Weight is approximately 22 oz. Introduced in 1997.
A 6.35mm caliber semi-automatic pistol manufactured during the 1920s in the style of the Model 1906 Browning. Grips are plain checkered hard rubber. Some grips had the ACHA trademark of the Count's head. The name Atlas appears on the slide. Later models incorporated a grip safety.
A 6.35mm or 7.65mm caliber semi-automatic pistol. Various markings are seen on these pistols and their grips as they were sold in both France and Spain by different distributors. The pistol pictured has two trademarks: Domingo Acha on the grips and Fabrique D'Arms de Guerre De Grande Presision on the slide.
An extremely rare and unusually designed semi-automatic pistol adapted for the 7.25mm Adler cartridge. This is a striker-fired blowback pistol with a 3.4" barrel. Single-column magazine has an 8-round capacity. Weight is approximately 24 oz. Produced in very limited numbers, probably only a few hundred, between 1906 and 1907.
This was one of the most prolific makers of revolvers in Liege during the last half of the 19th century. It is estimated that over 150 different revolvers were made and marketed by them before they were forced out of business by the German occupation of 1914. Francotte produced many variations from Tranter copies to pinfires, early Smith & Wesson designs to the 11mm M1871 Swedish troopers revolver. They made break-open revolvers and produced only one semi-auto, a 6.35mm blowback design. A good portion of their pistols were produced for the wholesale market and were sold under other names. These particular revolvers will bear the letters AF stamped somewhere on the frame. Because of the vast number and variety of pistols produced by this company, cataloging and pricing is beyond the scope of this or any general reference book. It is suggested that any examples encountered be researched on an individual basis. For more information on Francotte see the information under that listing.
During the period from the early 1830s to the 1860s, this company manufactured over 50 different variations of the revolving, pepperbox-type pistol. They were commercially quite successful and actually competed successfully with the Colt revolving handguns for more than a decade. They were widely used throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, and during our Civil War. They are widely collectible because of the number of variations that exist. The potential collector should avail himself of the information available on the subject. These pepperboxes can be divided into three categories. 2b1af7f3a8