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Pistole 640(b)

 
hcompany
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The Pistole 640(b), known more commonly as the Browning Hi Power, was used by German forces being made in occupied Belgium.
I have one from my Cold War kit, and I want to use it for WW2 too. According to Osprey they were liked by Fallschirmjager troops and I thought i'd get a holster and use it.
But are there actually any pictures of them being used?


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Topic starter Posted : 14/08/2017 12:27 pm
hcompany
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This is the proprietary holster


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Topic starter Posted : 14/08/2017 12:28 pm
SCVNGR
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Outside of that one set of SS guys at Poteau, during the Bulge, (one guy also has a M1 carbine), I've not seen (m)any photos of it in German hands.

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Posted : 15/08/2017 12:52 am
hcompany
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Outside of that one set of SS guys at Poteau, during the Bulge, (one guy also has a M1 carbine), I've not seen (m)any photos of it in German hands.

That's exactly it!
They produced a few hundred thousand and there are about 5 pictures - then both Osprey and Wikipedia (I love a poorly sourced article) claim they were "favoured by the Fallschirmjager".

Odd.


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Topic starter Posted : 15/08/2017 7:06 am
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