Friday, March 26, 2010

Who's "Ruby" and why would anybody want to take her home?

For all you .32 lovers, have I got a deal for you on gunbroker:
Used: Alkartasuna "Ruby" Automatic 7.65mm/.32 ACP Single-Action Semi-Auto Pistol, Made in Spain, 3-5/8" blue-steel barrel and guide rod, blue-steel slide, blue-steel beavertail frame with lanyard ring, fixed sights dovetailed rear, checkered wood grips, blue-steel trigger, thumb safety/slide lock, heel-mounted magazine release, (1) 9-rd. magazine. No box, no papers. Serial number is 33034. (VPGS 16040) No C&R licenses, we ship to FFLs only.

This Alkartasuna Ruby Automatic is marked on the left slide "S.A. Alkartasuna Fabrique De Arma Guernica" and on the left-rear frame "AK" inside an oval and "Spain". It has considerable wear but no rust. The bore is unblemished, bright and shiny. Revisit the WWI and WWII glories of the French army with this piece of military history.

- 7.65mm cal., 2 variations - more common is the "Ruby" type, 9 shot, 3 5/8 in. barrel, blue, fixed sights, checkered wood or hard rubber grips, used by French Army in WWI and WWII. Mfg. 1917-22.

Forgive me, .32 lovers, but I just couldn't resist that last line of the auction description: "Revisit the WWI and WWII glories of the French army with this piece of military history."

That reminds me of the famous classified ad that appears in a Paris newspaper shortly after V-E Day in 1945: "For sale, French military rifle. Never fired. Dropped once. Cheap."


Anonymous said...

I have one but I need a clip if u can hit me

netfotoj said...

never seen an extra mag. Google it or see for hard-to-find mags.

Anonymous said...

I need a barrell for one said...

I want to sale mines seen a guy sale his pistole for 3,000 I will sale mine for half that!