I have a vicktor Bernedo 32 cal hand gun, would like to knpw the value and history of the gun
There was a small manufacturer in Spain who has a history of manufacturing pistols of the "Ruby" design during 1916 and later by his own design by the name of Vincenzo Bernedo. Could you be referring to this pistol?
Can you upload an image of this pistol?
thank you for your responce,the gun I have has the name VICTOR BERNEDO--BAR//MODEL 765 SER# (SMALL)9(LARGER)137 STAMPED ON THE SLIDE, THE BARREL HAS 137 STAMPED ON IT ALSO,THE CLIP IS #8117 WITH THE ENITALS V.B. THE FRAME ALSO HAS V.B. STAMPED ON IT. i FOUND ON LINE THE NAME AND IT SAID IT WAS fRENCH MADE GUN AND NO INFO ON IT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSITANCE Mac
It was probably made for the French has they did not have enough manufacturing capability to provide pistols for WWI so they contracted with several Spanish firms (as did the Italians) at that time. They also bought pistols from Savage Arms Company in the U.S.
Almost all of these pistols were in 7.65mm (also known as .32 ACP).
I'd like a photo if possible. Most of these "Ruby" pistols had their full company names and city, Eibar is one, stamped on the slide somewhere. Any odd icons or markings on the frame or barrel?
The value is not great as there are few collectors but probably $125 to $200.
yes that is what I have libar spain was where it was made, can you reconmrnd a site for me to find a holster for it? Mac
yes that is what I have, Mac
As I said there are not a lot of collectors out there for Ruby pistols but they do exist.
If I was trying to find a holster my first Internet search would be on Ebay.com. There will be dozens of holsters every day listed there. My guess is that you are in luck as they must be the least expensive holster for sale. The Germans are the most expensive.
As you do those searches look in the WWI section listed on the left of your screen as you get into the military section.
Use their word search section to assist you. Try "Ruby holster" or "Spanish Ruby" or maybe "French holster". Generally the French requested their holster to have two magazine pouches, not just one as most other countries but I don't know if the Ruby holsters of WWI did.
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I have the same model with "811" stamped on slide, frame and magazine. "FEU" stamped on the frame and "V.B circled on the frame and magazine. No serial number detected.