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    Sounds like it could be a pre war manufacture?
    Was told today it has original holster. Hope to be able to get in hand and post pics
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    I don't have York's book handy to check the number blocks right now, but if your BIL has a pre-war "Polish Eagle" he has hit the jackpot: https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...h-eagle-pistol . I don't think the letter prefixes were used before the German occupation though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olle View Post
    I don't think the letter prefixes were used before the German occupation though.
    Correct, an F block would be made under German occupation, not a Polish military, so a relatively common one.
    They went around the alphabet twice so it could be a "3-lever" (early) or "2-lever" (late).

    The late ones are (typically) phosphate finish and usually rough, and sometimes with hand-made parts.
    The "BNZ" marked slides are really rare and concentrated around the 2/K1000-2000 S/N range... production continued until 2/K9000+ though.
    Unfortunately there are a number of faked BNZ's out there.

    For whatever reason the variations are called "Grades".
    This phosphate two-lever, last-production was made at Steyr (no E/77 Waffenamts) and is a Grade III, Sub-Variant 2 (Jan Still Axis Pistols).
    (The BNZ slide are categorized by Still as Grade III, sub-variant 3).
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    Rick, I hope your F-series Radom will turn out to be one from the first time they went through the alphabet. That would be a fairly high quality gun. Original holsters add about $200 to the value.

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    In my collection right now: A near mint 3-lever slotted D-block and a 2-lever H-block. Still looking for a nice k-block and the elusive bnz...
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    Terry, still haven't done a hands on. Will post pics when I can.

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    Here's one with the early, stock-slotted backstrap:

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    forgot the slotted backstrap...

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    Rick, Where are the pictures of that Radom? Did the deal fall through?

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    I've got a Polish military gun from 1938. Unfortunately, improper storage has left some pits in the slide. Fortunately, the inside was coated with old grease and protected. Shoots great.
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