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I have a pistol, caliber 6.35mm that has an Ortgies patent

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Numrich Archiver
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Posted: January 8, 2002 03:05 PM
Numrich Archiver
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Posted: January 9, 2002 07:48 AM

It a 6.35 mm. That'd be metric for .25 ACP. For more than that you need to give all the markings on it. I'm suspecting a German copy of the Baby Browning but it may be a .25 auto Mauser too. Try a search for Deutsche Werke.

Numrich Archiver
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Posted: January 10, 2002 07:28 AM

Reply:

Some information on Deutsche Werk pistols:

Patented c1916 by Heinrich Ortigies, made by Deutsche-Werke c1922-1932 at Erfurt. Unusual grip safety, only springs back when unlocked with a button on left side of frame above grip, button doubles as a stripping catch. Pressing the button allows the slide to be drawn back, lifted then run forward & off the frame, to remove barrel turn through 90 degrees.

Regards

Roger

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Posted: July 28, 2002 11:22 AM

I have a pistol,caliber 7.65mm that has an Ortgies patent built by "Deutsche Werke Werk Erfurt ", Germany. serial Number 262632. It has wooden pistol grips. It has a palm grip safety. I'm trying to figure out history about this particular weapon. Thanks.