" The Pistol "

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

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  2. Hill 40

    Hill 40 New Member

    If it's got the serial number 19074, then that's the one (however - being such an infamous piece, I wonder just how many 19074's exist today!!!! LOL)


    Personally, I always thought that the pistol used was a FN Browning Modele 1900, not the 1910 that is/was on show. Many of the contemporary drawings of the event show Princip with a Mle.1900 and I'm certain (though I can't recall the source)that I've seen a police photograph showing the 1900.

    However... as reported on Wikipedia...



    So , even though it's usually highly advisable to take Wikipedia entries with a large dose of salt, I (and the artists of the time) may be (and probably are) wrong and it may actually be Schauman's piece that I've seen on the photos. I do wonder if that one actually is THE pistol though.
     
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Pistol found that killed 8.5 million people

    According to www.gunsworld.com ...... it was a Browning 1910, Belguim made, .32 ACP

    There appears to be some uncertainty on whether it was a .32 or a .380, both were being manufactured at the time.
     

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  4. liverpool annie

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  5. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    And heres the same - only different !! :)

     
  6. Hill 40

    Hill 40 New Member

    Knew I had one knocking around somewhere (doesn't everybody?:D). If not of the model that started the war, maybe this is the one that finished off Percy Toplis????:p
     

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