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pardt

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Hard life 1914 Hamburg police
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:53:33 AM »
Going thru GB and saw this 1914 that saw service as a Hamburg police pistol as well as British proofed. Looks like it led a interesting but very hard and neglected life.https://www.gunbroker.com/item/777752563

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Re: Hard life 1914 Hamburg police
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 01:04:52 PM »
Hard life indeed!  Interesting until I got to the bulge in the Barrel.  Wonder what happened there ...

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Re: Hard life 1914 Hamburg police
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 02:41:39 PM »
I have seen a few bulged barrels on vintage 7.65 pistols. I would think most were caused by a misfire that caused the first bullet to become lodged in the barrel followed by a second round that sent both projectiles out of the barrel but resulted in a bulge or ring. The seller of the hard life 1914 Hamburg police on GB sure is optimistic about its value.

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Re: Hard life 1914 Hamburg police
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 02:47:35 PM »
Almost happened to me once with Snub .38 (POS).  Fortunately, I did not see the hit and immediately ceased live fire to inspect.  Yep ... one in the Barrel.

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Re: Hard life 1914 Hamburg police
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 04:28:44 PM »
Yeah I was interested til I saw the bulged barrel. I have a non numbered replacement barrel that one could put on it but then you would lose the British nitro proofs. $200 maybe as it is now I would pay but not 350 plus shipping and transfer fee

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Re: Hard life 1914 Hamburg police
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 07:19:45 AM »
I was thinking $150 due to the overall condition and that was before I knew about the barrel bulge.

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