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    Default Czech this Dreyse out !

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ID:	335095I'm not sure where to post this one, so by default, it's now in this for forum.
    From what I understand, this is one of about 4000-5000 Dreyse pistols that were purchased by the new Czech government around 1922, to tide them over until they adopted a native design.
    I'm assuming the CRS logo is an early acceptance and ownership mark.

    I'm not sure if this is correct, so please feel free to corrrect me.
    Also, what do the unit marks stand for?
    Regards, Ned

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    Nice.
    כד יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee;
    כה יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ. The LORD make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
    כו יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם. The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

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    Yes looks like nice czechoslovak stamped Dreyse, mainly was used this pistol by Police, but here are army stamps for 7 Infantry Regiment located in early 20ies in south of Slovakia . Best regards,Andy

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    It is exactly what you said it is a gun bought prior to the evolution from the Mauser Nickle pistol to the Vz-24 pistol. The CSR is actually RCS Republic of Czechs and Slovaks

    Robert
    Wanted Czech rifles, especially a Bolivian, a Uruguayan, a Columbian or any Spanish language receiver rail marked rifle.

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