WW II OSS Pistol Detailed Article

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WW II OSS Pistol Detailed Article

Post by Historian » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:31 pm

Best one I have run across. Some might
find interesting.


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Post by ChimeraPrecision » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:53 pm

My, how far we've come...
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Post by propeine » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:05 am

One of my favorite times to read of American history...the cold war. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by joe0121 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:07 am

It is my understanding that the OSS pistols had no marking what so ever. Could it be a knock off and not a bonafide OSS/CIA pistol? In other word could some dude in the 70's known about the OSS pistols and made this as a tribute?

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Post by Historian » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:09 am

joe0121 wrote:It is my understanding that the OSS pistols had no marking what so ever. Could it be a knock off and not a bonafide OSS/CIA pistol? In other word could some dude in the 70's known about the OSS pistols and made this as a tribute?
+1

Astute observation.

From personal experience my HD's were great but uncomfortable target pistols;
but the M41 and Herretts were 'made' for my paw, including simplicity
in disassembly. For those with HD's you know what I mean.

And of course, the HD's simply resisted , no matter how
I tried, my putting on the stellar Ray Brandes Bully Barrel. :) :)

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Post by joe0121 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:49 pm

Historian wrote:
joe0121 wrote:It is my understanding that the OSS pistols had no marking what so ever. Could it be a knock off and not a bonafide OSS/CIA pistol? In other word could some dude in the 70's known about the OSS pistols and made this as a tribute?
+1

Astute observation.

From personal experience my HD's were great but uncomfortable target pistols;
but the M41 and Herretts were 'made' for my paw, including simplicity
in disassembly. For those with HD's you know what I mean.

And of course, the HD's simply resisted , no matter how
I tried, my putting on the stellar Ray Brandes Bully Barrel. :) :)
I mean it would be cool to own one and 99% of people wouldn't know the difference. It's the same thing to me as the PSL rifle most people wont know any better and call it a draganov. So as a cool show it off to your buddies and plinking gun I think it's awesome. I seriously doubt there are many true OSS Pistols in private hands if any.

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Post by whiterussian1974 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:05 pm

joe0121 wrote:
Historian wrote:
joe0121 wrote:It is my understanding that the OSS pistols had no marking what so ever. Could it be a knock off and not a bonafide OSS/CIA pistol? In other word could some dude in the 70's known about the OSS pistols and made this as a tribute?
I mean it would be cool to own one and 99% of people wouldn't know the difference. It's the same thing to me as the PSL rifle most people wont know any better and call it a draganov. So as a cool show it off to your buddies and plinking gun I think it's awesome. I seriously doubt there are many true OSS Pistols in private hands if any.
Agreed. Most items that wereen't kept as Museum pieces were destroyed. Only those "lost in the Field" remain in Private Collections.
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Post by joe0121 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:29 am

whiterussian1974 wrote:Agreed. Most items that wereen't kept as Museum pieces were destroyed. Only those "lost in the Field" remain in Private Collections.
"lost in the field"

:lol:

Imagine little jimmy's surprise when he opens grandpa's war chest

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Post by hotbrass » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:26 pm

joe0121 wrote:
whiterussian1974 wrote:Agreed. Most items that wereen't kept as Museum pieces were destroyed. Only those "lost in the Field" remain in Private Collections.
"lost in the field"

:lol:

Imagine little jimmy's surprise when he opens grandpa's war chest
It still happens all the time.

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Post by Bendersquint » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:55 pm

joe0121 wrote:It is my understanding that the OSS pistols had no marking what so ever. Could it be a knock off and not a bonafide OSS/CIA pistol? In other word could some dude in the 70's known about the OSS pistols and made this as a tribute?
SOME had markings, not all. I have seen completely sterile pistols as well as ones with normal firearm markings.

The pistol in this article is NOT an OSS pistol.

That is NOT an original OSS suppressor for a number of reasons. The sites were not styled like that and as noted in the article the serial numbers are from the wrong decade.

Looks like a knock off.

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Post by Bendersquint » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:56 pm

joe0121 wrote:I seriously doubt there are many true OSS Pistols in private hands if any.
There are more than you think.

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Post by Capt. Link. » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:20 pm

+1
Sterile or clean weapons did not come into common use until the cold war.
The only reason after 243 years the government now wants to disarm you is they intend to do something you would shoot them for!

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Post by Dynamite Dave » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:39 pm

The internals looks like one of the "Kits" that used to sell in Shotgun News in the early 80's. They made some specifically for the Supermatic, as the barrel is easily removed.

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Post by joe0121 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 am

Bendersquint wrote:
joe0121 wrote:I seriously doubt there are many true OSS Pistols in private hands if any.
There are more than you think.
That is why everytime I hear about an estate sale of an old WWII or Korean vet I go, never know what you might find in the old war chest.

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Post by destrux » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:21 pm

That brass piece at the end appears to be a transmission bushing from a jeep (gpw) transmission. That spiral groove is an oil groove.

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Post by delta9mda » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:28 pm

The oss used a bunch of screen washers. Just saying. Paulson did a detailed review a while back
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