Hello to all,
I have just acquired a pistol reportedly made by a Spanish manufacturer, maybe Astra. The two lines legend on the left side of slide reads: 6,35 Model 1911 Automatic Pistol/Victoria Patent. On the barrel, as seen from the ejection port, there is a proof mark: a crown over PG and the word "Hope" on the chamber. "Victoria" appears also on the black rubber panel grips with a logo hard to figure out, possibly a E and a C entwined in a circle. Does someone have more information about that pistol? When was it manufactured and where? I was told that this pistol is a WWII vet bringback it came with a reddish/brown holster. Thanks in advance.