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I have a 9mm C-96 "E/SU4" marked pistol, Ser# is 850xx - similar to the one illustrated on Pg. 200 of "Axis Pistols" - that was "imported from Norway" several years ago. It came with a pigskin holster that has no ammo clip pocket or mfg. markings.

The front strap of the pistol is marked : "S.Op.I.55.R" a previous marking was removed.

From Axis Pistols, Page 199, my guess is:

"Schutzpolizei. Oppeln. 1st Police Unit. Property #55"

I haven't found any information on the "R"

Can you help me ID this?

A European friend said that the Oppeln district included the Auschwitz Camp - but I thought Auschwitz was in Poland - not Germany.


Can you help me ID this?



Thank you.
 

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quote:Originally posted by RIA93

I have a 9mm C-96 "E/SU4" marked pistol, Ser# is 850xx - similar to the one illustrated on Pg. 200 of "Axis Pistols" - that was "imported from Norway" several years ago. It came with a pigskin holster that has no ammo clip pocket or mfg. markings.

The front strap of the pistol is marked : "S.Op.I.55.R" a previous marking was removed.

From Axis Pistols, Page 199, my guess is:

"Schutzpolizei. Oppeln. 1st Police Unit. Property #55"

I haven't found any information on the "R"

Can you help me ID this?

A European friend said that the Oppeln district included the Auschwitz Camp - but I thought Auschwitz was in Poland - not Germany.

Thank you.

RIA93,

"R" stands for Revier or in english "Precinct".

Klaus
 
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Thanks - so is this from the 55th Precinct - or what? Can I start over - what does the whole marking series mean? Sorry.
 
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Klaus,

Thank you very much. I've been wondering about those markings for years! Would you (or anyone) happen to know where the Oppeln district was located - or could you direct me to a source? Thanks again.

Bob T.
 
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Thank you very much, Sir. It appears that much has changed in the world since these maps were produced!

Bob T.
 
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