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Walther P38 - Perhaps Ot For This Forum?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

So, inasmuch as many of the Rome partigiani evidently had handguns, do you suppose that it's too far out to assume that they had some P38s (lifted from assassinated German officers)? I see that there are blank firing P38 replicas available but judging from the pictures I'm wondering if there are two manufacturers or just one - I saw some photos where it looked like these had some markings on one side, but others where the sides appeared smooth.

Advice anyone?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

I don't see any problem with partisans using P38 pistols. A partisan by definition will use any weapon that is available.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:20 AM

View PostJeff Leser, on 14 August 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

I don't see any problem with partisans using P38 pistols. A partisan by definition will use any weapon that is available.

Pista!

Jeff


Now to write a real convincing letter to Santa! As long as I'm writing, should I go for broke and ask him for one of those new Sten BFRs?

Interestingly, in the several books I've read regarding the Roman resistance, never has any weapons detail been mentioned.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:28 AM

True.. That they would have used any weapon but just as in RSI units depends on time frame.. Now Rome would .. In my opinon have seen more Italian and german arms used rather then arms supplied by allied countries. Rome was big but well guarded and harder for allied airdrop.. Pistols are used because they are easily concelable so all depends on your impression. Remember Italian arms would have been seen more than most..
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:49 AM

View Posthistjunky, on 04 September 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

True.. That they would have used any weapon but just as in RSI units depends on time frame.. Now Rome would .. In my opinon have seen more Italian and german arms used rather then arms supplied by allied countries. Rome was big but well guarded and harder for allied airdrop.. Pistols are used because they are easily concelable so all depends on your impression. Remember Italian arms would have been seen more than most..


Thanks for chiming in, Chris. The replica blank-firing P38 is sounding like a viable solution, especially for the budget minded.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:11 AM

FYI-

I've pretty much determined that all of the blank-firing P-38s (likely just one manufacturer) are 'top firing' (the charge vents via an opening atop the barrel or action). Happily there are 'front firing' PPKs, so I guess that's what I'll be looking to buy.
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:53 AM

Just purchased a front-firing Ekol Major PPK blank gun made in Turkey.

Came in it's own clamshell box which has enough spare room to house a box of 50 blanks.

The replica is well constructed and has a nice, realistic looking finish - no pot metal appearance.
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