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:)Hi Gents

My Grandmother bought this small Pistol (about 1915) in her Tobacco Shop

It's a Spanish made "Radium" Cal.6,35 Pistol,unusual since a Grip panel has

to be pulled down to open the Magazin.any more INFO very appreciated her

Brother tried shooting it - worked fine (so she told me)

Thanks & Regards Jurgen

 

 

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Hello , The pistol was manufactured by Gabilondo & Urresti . a Spanish manufacture which starts in 1904 . in 1913 Gabilondo starts with the semiautomatic pistols the first model was the Radium in 6.35 mm and without detachable magazine ,you must open one of the sides of the grip . In 1914 Gabilondo patterbed a new pistol the Ruby in 7.65 mm . the Ruby was sold in large quantities to France . during WW1

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Hello Jurgen , My pleasure . regarding to the Ruby , Its a point about these pistols that in view of the succes of Gabilondo s Ruby s many un scrupulous people copied the pistol .in variable quality .

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The reason of the name is unknown but his origin is in the Spanish manufacturer Gabilondo & Urresti ,perhaps called the pistol RUBY in French and not RUBI in Spanish thinking in the French market. 

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