SARGE Posted May 8, 2020 Share #1 Posted May 8, 2020 Gents, This is a circa 1940 MAB Model D 7,65mm Vichy French State Police Pistol. This MAB semi-automatic police pistol was produced by Manufacture D’Armes des Bayonne (MAB) in Bayonne France. During German occupation the collaborationist Vichy Police carried it as the German nomenclature, “MAB Kaliber 7,65mm (Polizei)”. This is the pre-war/wartime manufactured version of this pistol that has a long narrow take down lever underneath the slide near the muzzle. Notice the State Police property markings on the right side of the slide and the maker information on the left side. The brown leather pre-war Dutch holster has been extensively reworked by the Vichy French, Notice the flap has been shortened and a new German style button and tab closure replaces the old metal loop and leather tab fastener. The suspension on the back has been reworked and a new distinctive belt loop has been added, The Vichy Police Dienstmark badge was used for identification when in plain clothing in the same manner as German Gestapo, Kriminalpolizei, etc. ID Discs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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