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32 id needed ok now?

kms1961kms1961 Member Posts: 391 ✭✭✭
edited October 2013 in Ask the Experts
Hello all have a 32 acp i need identified looks somewhat like a fn 1900 but slightly has been refinished i'm sure and the stampings are light and vague.What i can make out is
FL flsstlazer
r g(maybe) m (maybe)
625299 889251
3 Proof marks they are a n with whats seems to be a crown of some sort over it. Serial number 56670
Thanks in advance
Does any one have schmatics or a link to some for this pistol? mostly the safety area
thanks kevin


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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,373 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You show a Langenhan FL Selbstlader "Army Model" or Model 1, 1915-1918 or so. The serial number is high in the total of about 64000 made and the grooved wood grips look cheaper than early checkered wood or common hard rubber. A late war example, maybe.

    The right side markings started out as F.L. Selbstlader D.R.G.M 625233-623251; patent numbers, pretty much.

    The safety looks beat up if not homemade.

    The big screw at the rear and the stirrup screws on the side are all that keep you from eating the separate breechblock. Keep them all the way in if you shoot it.
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    richardaricharda Member Posts: 405 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    An "FL Selbslader", I think. WWI-era German military issue. Look for it in WHB Smith's Book of Pistols and Revolvers.
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    kms1961kms1961 Member Posts: 391 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    hawk you are right on the safty it is a pc of alum rod stuck in and peened over. would numrich maybe have a safety to fit? are there any other models that may enterchange? thanks again
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Here is a exploded view, off the net. Allot of the kraut guns were hand fitted. Because of this I wouldn't be buying a safety off the net without return privileges. Even if you can find one for a pistol that has been out of production for 95 years.

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