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Have an semiauto FN pistol from WWII (think it a P-35). Has WaA140 waffenampts, serial number 1312xx. Has tangent rear sight. Is a vet bringback. Any ideas when it was made? Who is the 140 contractor? What caliber? Any other info would be greatly appreciated.

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DJ
 

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* A P.35(b), or 640(b) as the Germans called it, will be in 9mmP.
* This pistol was made by DWM-Werks Luttich (FN-Herstel, Leige)plant. The FN plant was seized by the Germans on 5/20/40. DWM - Karsrule "acquired" the FN plant & provided oversight/management of production shortly thereafter. DWM was a subsidiary of the famous Mauser Werks in WWII.
* Few records survived WWII. FN disavows pistol production by their company during this period @ Liege; but, acknowledges 80,600 HP's were completed in 1942 by the Germans as stated by Monsieur Leloux to a CIOS team per R. Blake Stevens in his book The Browning High Power Pistol. My stab @ reconcilling production quantities & dates given by Whittington, Still, Stevens, & A. Vanderlinden suggests your 1312xx was produced in the 1st Quarter of 1942. Possibly early Feb., 1942, about 10 days before my example.
* The WaA140 is not a contractor; but, rather the Waffenamt inspection team assigned to the Leige plant. They reviewed/accepted production on behalf of the German Armed Forces. In 1942, this group was headed by Oberleutnant Zorn.
* Do you have a holster & original mags with this bringback? Pictures would be appreciated if you can negotiate the pixel pixies.
* Trust this helps.
 

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DJ,
* A P.35(b), or 640(b) as the Germans called it, will be in 9mmP.
* This pistol was made by DWM-Werks Luttich (FN-Herstel, Leige)plant. The FN plant was seized by the Germans on 5/20/40. DWM - Karsrule "acquired" the FN plant & provided oversight/management of production shortly thereafter. DWM was a subsidiary of the famous Mauser Werks in WWII.
* Few records survived WWII. FN disavows pistol production by their company during this period @ Liege; but, acknowledges 80,600 HP's were completed in 1942 by the Germans as stated by Monsieur Leloux to a CIOS team per R. Blake Stevens in his book The Browning High Power Pistol. My stab @ reconcilling production quantities & dates given by Whittington, Still, Stevens, & A. Vanderlinden suggests your 1312xx was produced in the 1st Quarter of 1942. Possibly early Feb., 1942, about 10 days before my example.
* The WaA140 is not a contractor; but, rather the Waffenamt inspection team assigned to the Leige plant. They reviewed/accepted production on behalf of the German Armed Forces. In 1942, this group was headed by Oberleutnant Zorn.
* Do you have a holster & original mags with this bringback? Pictures would be appreciated if you can negotiate the pixel pixies.
* Trust this helps.
 
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Thanks much for the help. The pistol does have a mag but no holster. I have been able to trace the original owner of the pistol (long, but interesting story) because of certain "custom" parts on the gun. Will post some pics as soon as I can. Still working out the details.
 
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Thanks much for the help. The pistol does have a mag but no holster. I have been able to trace the original owner of the pistol (long, but interesting story) because of certain "custom" parts on the gun. Will post some pics as soon as I can. Still working out the details.
 
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