Anyone know what this is?

Anyone know what this is?

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

HampsterW

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A pistol......lol...jk

I swear that I have seen this gun in my travels in researching rare and old
firearms but I can not remember where at the moment, if it comes to me I
will let you know.

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 8:20 PM

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A pistol, It's all fun til someone gets hurt! MOMMY!!!

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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maybe some sort of TT-33 variant?

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 36 weeks ago, 8:21 PM

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raffy in da house, wuzzup bro!!!

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 8:23 PM

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It's German

Working on it...

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 9:20 PM

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7.65 cal WW1 ventage
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/FPL.HTM

Well I can't make it work but it's Probert Encyclopaedia
of Warefare.
A site worth looking at for any gun buff

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 8:45 PM

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I believe it is

a Mauser variant, I have found pistols with the same insignia on the
grip but not that gun......It eludes me.....fuck it, I will work on it tomorrow.

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 9:57 PM

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howdy mike

german...russian...ehhh, its a commie gun lol.

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 12:58 PM

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Mike

I can't read what it says at the top of the grips, and the lettering at the right rear of the frame is far too small for me to read. Can you help?

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 1:26 PM

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Langenhan

Notes: The Langenhan Automatic Pistol was built by a company that had never before designed any sort of automatic weapons – their stock in trade was single shot derringers and bolt-action sporting rifles. The Langenhan was never sold commercially, the entire production run of 50,000 pistols being taken into service by the German Army during World War 1 as emergency war issue, and later for issue to German police and special units. Production of the Langenhan pistol began in 1915, but stopped in the late 1920s.

The fact that Langnhan had never made any automatic weapons showed in the design; it is a pistol that can be dangerous to the firer. The breech block is held in place by a stirrup lock that also forms the rear sight, and is held in place by one screw. The fitting of this screw tended to be a bit loose, and the breechblock exploding out of the rear of the pistol and into the face of the shooter was not an uncommon failure. Wear just makes this problem worse.

Several versions of the Langenhan Automatic Pistol were built. The FL Selbstlader was chambered, as most of the Langenhan pistols, in .32 ACP, and it started the screwy and dangerous design described above. After 4000 FL pistols were made to the basic design, the right side of the frame was modified so that the ejection port (which was enlarged) was protected by a cut-away portion of the slide except during case ejection. The breechblock also ran straight along the rails of the slide instead of jumping up at each shot. (It was still held in by place by only one screw, and the screw got a bit looser with each shot. When it became undone, the entire slide, breechblock and yoke would then detach in one piece and be launched at the shooter.) The wooden grip plates were replaced by checkered hard rubber plates. The barrel length was 4.1 inches.

Other variants include the Model I, which was a compact version with a shortened grip and a barrel only 2.9 inches long. The Langenhan Model II, chambered for .25 ACP, was introduced after World War 1. It was a great deal safer than the earlier versions, with the yoke replaced by a cross-bolt passing through the slide and breechblock. "New production" Model IIs were assembled until 1936, but none had actually been manufactured since the late 1920s. The Model II used a 3.1-inch barrel. The Model III was essentially an smaller version of the Model II, with a 2.6-inch barrel and with a shorter butt and a much lighter weight.

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