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Offline Bacarnal

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Radom P35 Last Ditch
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:19:40 PM »
I got this one at a gun show about a year ago.  From what I am told, read and see, this is a Last Ditch Radom, not a Type 3 (or 4, depending on the collector).  The Type 3/4 did away with the rear safety take down, repositioned the take down slots, used roll pins, and changed to wood grips that had a quarter moon profile.  This one looks to be an "OMG, THEY'RE IN THE NEXT BURGE, WE NEED TO USE WHATEVER WE HAVE!!" build.   The frame is a blued Type 2/3 (no slot), slide is for a later 2/3 that is parked, no take down safety, roll pins replaced by solids peened in place with lacquer over them, and grips hand checkered, different sized and different pattern.  Like all Radoms, she shoots well.  These are all suppositions on my part from what sources I can find and having had a 1/2 (Nazi and slotted) and a 3/4 previously.   Comments and ideas are welcome.  Thanks, Bruce.

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Re: Radom P35 Last Ditch
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 06:04:39 PM »
Lots of great proofs on that one.
They must have really been under pressure to meet quotas.

All in all, I'd be proud to own it.
So much history in that pistol if you're will to look at how it's put together.

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Re: Radom P35 Last Ditch
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 08:31:48 AM »
Interesting pistol! I donít have one but Iíve always liked the look of them with those distinctive trapezoidal grips.

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Re: Radom P35 Last Ditch
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 11:43:25 AM »
I like it!

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Re: Radom P35 Last Ditch
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 03:44:25 AM »
I've never seen one of these. I'm definitely diggin' those grips, though! I like the looks of the pistol, even if they were "last ditch". Thanks for posting it up!