Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
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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.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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.