SOLD - FP-45 Liberator Pistol
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1/5/21 - If this gun could talk, it would have a very interesting story to tell. This is an FP-45 "Liberator" pistol. The FP-45 Liberator was a pistol manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories. It was originally intended as an insurgency weapon to be mass dropped behind enemy lines to resistance fighters in occupied territory. A resistance fighter was to recover the weapon, sneak up on an Axis occupier, kill or incapacitate him, and retrieve his weapons. The pistol had its origins in the US Army Joint Psychological Committee and was designed for the United States Army in 1942 by the Inland Guide Lamp Manufacturing Division of the General Motors Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. The army designated the weapon the Flare Projector Caliber .45 hence the designation FP-45. This was done to disguise the fact that a pistol was being mass produced. This particular piece was dropped behind enemy lines during WW2 and somehow made it back to Germany - maybe it was captured by the Germans from a resistance fighter. We'll never know. Before being exported out of Germany, it had to be serialized and proof-marked. It was then exported here. This one has a 1980 export date, "Eagle N" proofs, and a serial number. It is in fair condition with pitting and oxidation throughout. Fully functional. The bore is smooth with minor pin-pricking throughout. The floor plate is missing.
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