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My father took this weapon off a nazi during WORLD WAR II. I have verified documentation with it. Just wondering if anyone may know anything more about its history or value.
 

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Back before WWII there were many gun makers in Europe who made cheap handguns by the thousands. I've never heard of a Warnet. I would say yours was made in the 19th century. It's very interesting that you have the capture papers for it, that makes it worth a lot to your family. These guns seldom have little if any collector value. Keep it to remember your father's service.
 

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Thank you very much!! It's definitely very awesome to me and interesting to see it saying it was an enemy captured item. Very neat show and tell item. ��
 

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Number1hottirobyn,

My GUESS is built between 1880-1910 by Julian Warnat In Brussels, BE.

IF it had been captured by my Dad (who was in the USAAF), money wouldn't buy it.
(Your grandkids will HATE your memory, if you sell it. - That said, I'd insure it for 500.oo.)

yours, sw
 

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+1 to what Stand Watie said--when my grandfather died, his good-for-nothing drunk son (my uncle) hocked his old AF service sidearm for rotgut money, and I know that I will NEVER forgive him for that. Ditto the avaricious and/or alcoholic relatives back east who stole and sold off Uncle Frank's collection of captured Nazi officers' pistols and the weapons he stormed Mauthausen with.

As far as I'm concerned, they're all dead to me, and I'm only TOLERATING dealing with them as far as necessary until my grandmother's estate is settled.
 

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Diamondback,

Fwiw, this subject is personal to me, as my Uncle Jack's treasured Mauser Broomhandle, (that he took from a German CPT who surrendered to him during WWI) & was willed to me) was stolen DURING his funeral in 1962. = I've NEVER forgotten that & am still watching the gun-shows/classified ads/auctions within about 100 miles for it coming up for sale.

yours, sw
 
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