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Pictured here is a seldom seen wartime commercial FN 10/22.
This pistol is only proofed E/N and like all wartime FN commercial pistols stamped with a small triangle mark ( here on the rear, with a character inside ?? ).
While this pistol was manufactured in 1944 you can see some heavy machining on it.
All wartime commercial mags observed by me are showing an unusual brownish finish.
What kind of finish is it ? The mag seem not to be blued .
Something special on this particular pistol is the Akah trade mark – the shooting man – which was struck twice.

Every idea on the mag finish and the triangle mark will be appreciated.

Fritz



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I own a similar pistol, #9253-C but it does not have the AKAH mark on it.. My mag is a standard color.

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Today I examined a 1922 number 60414 which has the Nazi Proofs and the little triangle on the rear of the frame...no Waffenamt stamps. I presume it is a commercial Nazi pistol but all that I have seen to date were in the 'C' block?

Sadly, the barrel is from another gun and is not from that period.

Can anyone confirm that there were commercial guns outside the 'C' block?. The gun is really nice...! What would the value be on it with the wrong barrel?</u>

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Hello Orv,

yes, there were commercial FN 10/22s outside the "C"-block. They are very rare, but one can find them in all production blocks during the ocupation time.
It is a weapon which is underestimated by many collectors due to their rareness .
Early commercials like yours are extremly rare.
Sorry,I can't give you an answer on the value in the USA.

Fritz
 

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Finally found a forum that answers questions about my recent find...looks exactly like the one pictured..except the grips are black FN logo. The SN# is 86364 with a cursive letter that is not a "C"..possibly a "B". It has the (H), triangle on rear, eagles in three locations and the "Shooting Man"...the mag is brown. It has a manmade leather holster light brown in color. Condition of pistol is very fine..85%+. I paid $199 for it before I really knew wht it was because of the condition. Thanks for the info and pics. Cone Ten
 

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Gentlemen,

the "shooting man" seems to be, in fact, an US policeman - or at least, what the German idea of the look of an US police officer may have been.

I found a nice Akah ad in a book of 1926, where the two well-known Akah trademarks are shown. Look at the "shooting man" and enjoy!

Martin

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SauerFan, Thanks for the neat reference! I took the AKAH apart..judging by the sharp edges on rails and ejector port, and the excellent bore..this pistol saw little use. I did find a Waffen Ampt 514 stamped on barrel..not visible unless barrel is removed. Also an MR stamp..which is also on left trigger guard. Like the way the pistol comes apart. So..was $199 too much? Cone Ten
 

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Coneten,

well, now we have the following serial numbers registered by me:

60414
143642
86364 a
10616 b
83625 b
85112 b
9253 c
9089 c
Only two are marked with the shooting man logo.They are rare birds.
The mags are phosphated !

Are you shure that the barrel of your FN 10/22 is WaA 514 accepted ?Please take a closer look on it.
I never saw any barrel stampings than WaA 613, 103 and 140 on FN 10/22s.
In my opinion the WaA 514 is unknown to the time.
If the barrel is numbered to the pistol the price seem to me very well.

Fritz
 

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Fritz, The barrel is numbered to the gun. I might be wrong on the Waffen Ampt number...it is so small and I am monocular...will have to get something to magnify it. Thanks for the feedback...this one is special. Cone Ten
 
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