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clickbang
01-14-2010, 3:41 PM
My aunt has a pistol in her house that she knows nothing about. It belonged to her husband who bought it in the 1950s. She said that I can have it. I asked her what kind it was and being that she knows nothing about guns, I gathered that it was semiautomatic, kind of big, black, and in excellent condition.

I am going to see it soon, but I cant stop thinking about what it could possibly be. Hoping it is a 1911.


I am wondering what kind of semi auto pistols there were at that time. Any ideas from you guys?

B Strong
01-14-2010, 4:07 PM
My aunt has a pistol in her house that she knows nothing about. It belonged to her husband who bought it in the 1950s. She said that I can have it. I asked her what kind it was and being that she knows nothing about guns, I gathered that it was semiautomatic, kind of big, black, and in excellent condition.

I am going to see it soon, but I cant stop thinking about what it could possibly be. Hoping it is a 1911.


I am wondering what kind of semi auto pistols there were at that time. Any ideas from you guys?

It could be anything from priceless to worthless.

Priceless? pre-war Colt National Match .38 Super or .45 ACP. Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum, or Triple Lock New Century in .44 special or .45 Colt. Colt Single Action Army.

Worthless? Any Spanish made 1911 clone, Steyr-Hahns (OK, collector value there)

Good luck.

Quiet
01-14-2010, 4:25 PM
When you go to check it out, don't forget to take pics and post them.

Also, remember, in order for it to be legally yours, your aunt and you will need to PPT it.

clickbang
01-14-2010, 4:32 PM
When you go to check it out, don't forget to take pics and post them.

Also, remember, in order for it to be legally yours, your aunt and you will need to PPT it.
I will do that. Probably be crappy cell phone pics, but better than nothing.

Miltiades
01-14-2010, 4:55 PM
I'm old enough to remember the 1950s and the handguns in use then. My guesses are:

1. Colt commercial 1911
2. Government issue 1911 - Colt, Remington Rand, Singer, etc.
3. German Luger
4. German Walther P38
5. Mauser - broomhandle grip
6. Japanese Nambu

For your sake I hope its a commercial Colt 1911 in perfect condition.

11011500a
01-14-2010, 4:58 PM
Browning hi power

matrix056
01-14-2010, 7:30 PM
If it is from the 1950's isnt it C&R eligable?? (before 1959). I may be wrong...

Mssr. Eleganté
01-14-2010, 8:42 PM
If it is from the 1950's isnt it C&R eligable?? (before 1959). I may be wrong...

Yes, any handguns made in the 1950's are C&R now. So she can ship to his local FFL for the transfer if doing a PPT at an FFL is not feasible because of distance or because she is not a California resident.

clickbang
01-16-2010, 11:16 AM
Its a Browning 9mm. I didnt get a chance to take a pic of it, but looking online, it looks like this one

http://www.officer.com/article/photos/1168417566975_browninghp2web.jpg

I am not sure if the sights were that high though. Any other 9mm Brownings at the time than the hi power?

yoteassasin
01-16-2010, 1:28 PM
good score!

trob
01-16-2010, 6:28 PM
I'm old enough to remember the 1950s and the handguns in use then. My guesses are:

1. Colt commercial 1911
2. Government issue 1911 - Colt, Remington Rand, Singer, etc.
3. German Luger
4. German Walther P38
5. Mauser - broomhandle grip
6. Japanese Nambu

For your sake I hope its a commercial Colt 1911 in perfect condition.

how about an issued colt in perfect condition? there is nothing sweeter than holding one of these...

BlackonBlack
01-16-2010, 6:28 PM
Could have been worse! Still a nice pistol!