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This pistol was aquired in N.Africa/Italy during the War, reportedly an officer's sidearm. It is marked as Cal. 7,65m/m, Ser.#206589 posted on the right-rear of the frame, carries a crown over N mark immediately behind the trigger housing on the right frame and at the rear of the slotted,knurled barrel terminus. Grips are Bakelite--intact. Overall barrel length is 5 1/2" and measures 4" from base grip to top of the barrel. Blued finish probably 80+% intact. Holster is a plain brown soft leather with retaining strap, belt loop on back, and spare magazine pouch. No obvious markings on the holster. My questions are what model this might represent and, given the lack of any military proofs, if this represents a private ownership carried into combat?