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Old 03-01-2013, 11:27 PM   #11
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Hourat et Vie. Little known gunmaker, operated in South of France in the 1930s. Yes, knockoff of the "Eiber" type pistol. Some of the machining may have been done in Eibar, Spain, and brought over into France for finish and assembly. Looks to be missing safety.

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Check A.B. Zhuk's Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Handguns: Pistols And Revolvers Of The World, 1870 To The Present. You'll find an amazing array of those knock-offs, and might even find that one.

I can't get to my copy right now, or I'd check it for you.

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It is indeed missing the safety. Does qnyone know how to break this pistol down? Any chance I'll be able to find a replacement safety?

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm View Post
A rip off of a baby browning. The stylized "H" is intended to look like the "FN" on the genuine article. Such knock offs were common in France and (especially) Spain up to WWII.
At first glance the logo on the grips look like "FN"
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I know that gun....

It was manufactured by Manufacture d'Armes de Pyrenees of Hendaye, France. and is a "brand labeled" Unique Model 10. They made these and gave them individual names depending on what outlet was going to be selling them. There are over 125 different versions of this same pistol and the only difference was the lablel and in some cases the emblem on the grip. Mine was a "Gallia" I did a lot of research into this pistol trying to figure out what is was. If you like I can forward it to you.

My Grandfather also brought it back from France (WWII). Unfortunately he lived in Canada and the US would not allow me to bring it across the border so I no longer have it.

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Here is a link about it on this same forum:
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/help-identify-gallia-pistol-41497/

Most of the info I have came from emails between me and a collector I ran across that specialized in these little 6.35mm pistols.

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