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Thatww1pigeon

Hi there. I have been doing research on this pistol magazine. I suspect it is from the First World War? Very stumped with this, any info helps, thanks.

 

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MikB
Posted (edited)

I doubt this will be easy.

 

For a start, it would make sense to try to determine calibre. In very rough descending order of probability for WW1, these might be:-

.32 ACP/7,65 Browning

9mm Parabellum (9x19)

.45 ACP (but yours doesn't look thick enough)

.380 ACP/9mm Browning Short

Various other 9s like 9mm Browning Long or Steyr/Bergmann, .38 ACP

You can get the cartridge overall dimensions from Wikipedia.

 

Having decided that, you can then compress the spring with a ruler and work out how many of the selected round would go in.

 

My *guess* is that it possibly comes from a Spanish or Belgian .32 - probably not a major maker or there'd be more identification marks - of which there were a lot around by the end of WW1. But that could be quite wrong.

 

Edited by MikB

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Thatww1pigeon

Thanks for the info, I will look into it more based on what you have told told me. I had guessed it wasn’t any major company, as it was very odd to find no markings

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Joolz

Magazine for the Spanish Star Model B in 9mm Para. Post WW1.

Star Model B Mag 1.JPG

Star Model B Mag 2.JPG

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MikB

Looks like Joolz has probably got it. The thought of Star did cross my mind, but I'd've expected them to apply some markings and they didn't exist as a brand until 1919. 

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Thatww1pigeon

Ah alright, thanks Joolz!

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