I have read that it is not good to dry fire this gun BUT this gun will not dry fire at all. My father told me he took it off a dead officer (read that a lot too) and I would like it in working condition and I do not believe it is. I have taken it apart and it all seems to be correct but I now look to the experts. I have not attempted to fire it and most likely hasn’t been fired since the war. It is in nice condition and after research it seems to be a common type.