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I have a couple of Rubies from a period when I was picking up great war .32 officers' side-arms

 

I believe GN = Garate, Anitua y Cia, Eibar

Does yours have any star "acceptance marks" on the bottom of the frame by the mag well?

Chris

I had this link saved in my shortcuts -- good summary of the main info. CLICK HERE

 

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judging by that link mine was defiantly a frenchy service weapon , having the stars and the rivet , thats awsome i finally found out what that nub was for , when you look at it externally it appears to have something to do with the mech inside , but when you field strip it you are left scratching your head because it does NOTHING , lol , but now i know it was to keep the holster from disengaging the safety

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mine has the lanyard loop , i can not find a reference in the article that addresses why one does and the other two do not

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28 minutes ago, hoopharted said:

mine has the lanyard loop , i can not find a reference in the article that addresses why one does and the other two do not

Well I don't claim any expertise here but I believe it is a manufacturer's variation - as you can see one of mine has a simple wire loop (AZ marked) whilst the other (VB) has a swivel ring.

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Hello,

 

Your ruby pistol received the modification of march 9, 1923 by the addition of a rivet to protect the safety when handling the pistol . cordially.

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5 hours ago, BORSETTI said:

Hello,

 

Your ruby pistol received the modification of march 9, 1923 by the addition of a rivet to protect the safety when handling the pistol . cordially.

 

Yes - thanks! This is the modification which Hoopharted is referring to in the 4th post. I have not (so far) been able to find an example with French acceptance stars but without the added rivet. It seems the modification program was very comprehensive!

Chris

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On 09/05/2021 at 17:29, 4thGordons said:

Well I don't claim any expertise here but I believe it is a manufacturer's variation - as you can see one of mine has a simple wire loop (AZ marked) whilst the other (VB) has a swivel ring.

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that is quite the collection of ruby's you have there , i had a old Mauser pistol at one time , i think it fell victim to trade fodder ,i remembered when i went looking for it to grab some pics to post ,just can not remember what the trade was ,i feel bad i wasnt able to hold onto it , but i only trade when trading up so im think if memory serves it was to acquire a war time P38,or at least something else German i do not trade vintage war for more modern weapons 

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