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Pulp Semi-Automatic Pistols

Page history last edited by Michael 7 months, 3 weeks ago

back to the Index, or to the central Gun List

 

clockwise from top:  FN 1903, FN 1910/22, P-08 Luger, Ruby, M1911A1, Mauser C/96;

in the middle is a Remington Model 51

 

Red text represents very generic or popular weapons

italics represent guns not actually introduced yet by the current campaign date (1933)

 

semi-automatic pistols          

name

caliber

range

shots

damage

capacity

loading

malf

weight

cost

year

Astra Model 903

7.63mm Mauser

20

2/10

1d10

10, 20

magazine

98

2.0

$50

1928

  • a select-fire pistol, popular with Chinese armies and Spanish police; also available in 9mm Para; loaded 20 rd mags weigh 0.4 lb. Their later Model F, from 1932, is available only in 9mm Largo, and has a very effective rate-of-fire reducing mechanism included. The earlier Model 900 is similar, but not select-fire.

Beretta M1934

380 ACP

15

2

1d8

7

magazine

00

1.5

~$25

1934

  • standard sidearm of the Italian military from October of 1936 onwards, although available from Beretta from 1932, and some were used by police agencies from 1935. The M1931 is very similar (many parts interchange), and was available from 1931; both are also available in .32 ACP. Also adopted by Finland and Romania.

Colt Model 1911A1

45 ACP

20

1

1d10+2

7, 20

magazine

00

3.0

$37

1911

  • standard sidearm of the US military. "National Match" version is $40.75, but no different for combat purposes. Regular magazines, $1.25. Extended magazines with 20 round capacity were available (but not from Colt). The Spanish firm "Ruby" made (from 1924 until 1927) a similar version with an 8 round magazine; and the Spanish Llama is a very close copy of the 1911A1.

Colt Model 1908

380 ACP

15

2

1d8

7

magazine

99

1.5

$21

1908

  • the "Pocket Hammerless" model. The similar Model 1903 uses .32 Auto ammunition, has an 8 rd. magazine, costs the same

Colt Super Automatic

38 Colt Super Auto

20

1

1d10

9, 22

magazine

00

3.0

$37

1929

  • the highest-velocity pistol in production, noted for good penetration of armor, automobiles, etc.. "National Match" version is $40.75. There is a 22 round magazine available (not from Colt, though). Hyman Lebman, a gunsmith in San Antonio, makes a full-auto conversion.

Colt Woodsman

22 Long Rifle

20

3

1d4

10

magazine

00

1.9

$25

1915

  • a common target or outdoorsman's handgun. Until 1934, the Maxim company made silencers for these as one of their standard products.

  • Prior to 1933 they were built to use .22 standard (not high-velocity"long rifle") ammunition -- range 15 yards.

  • The Hi Standard 'Model B' pistol is nearly identical (in fact uses the same magazines), costs only $20 -- introduced 1932.

FN Browning Baby

25 Auto

15

3

1d6

6

magazine

00

0.9

$20

1906

  • the most efficient of various small automatic pistols; dozens of inferior copies are usually Malf=99 in 6.35mm Auto (same ammo, different name). The Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket is identical.

FN GP35

9mm Parabellum

20

2

1d10

13

magazine

00

2.3

~$50

1935

  • standard sidearm of the Belgian military from 1935 onwards, as the P35. Also known as the Browning Hi-Power, or Grande Puissance. First produced in more than test and prototype versions in 1934, civil and military sales begin 1935; adopted 1936 by Estonia; tested but not adopted by the French military; none were sold in the U.S. by FN until 1954. Magazines cost about $2 each.

FN Model 1903

9mm Browning Long

15

2

1d8

7

magazine

00

0.9

$9

1903

  • used by the Swedish (m/07), Columbian, Estonian, and some other armies.

FN Model 1910

32 ACP

15

2

1d6

7

magazine

99

1.2

$18?

1910

  • also offered in .380 ACP (6 round magazine). The later Model 1922 is very similar, but weighs 1.5 lbs., holds 2 more rounds of ammunition.

Lahti L-35

9mm Parabellum

15

2

1d10

8

magazine

99

2.8

~$50

1935

  • a single-action pistol adopted by the Finnish military, with a reputation for reliability in cold weather. Only prototypes and test versions were built before 1939. Husqvarna in Sweden built a licensed copy starting in 1940.

Llama Plus Ultra

32 ACP

15

2 or burst

1d6

22

magazine

99

~1

~$20

1928

  • a high-capacity version of a typical small European pistol (the Ruby); this weapon was also available in a select-fire version (from 1933)

MAS 1935A

7.65mm Longue

15

2

1d8

8

magazine

98

1.6

?

1935

  • standard sidearm of the French Army from 1935

Mauser C/96

7.63mmm Mauser

20

2

1d10

6-10

internal

99

2.9

$40

1896

  • Spanish copies (Malf=96) are popular in Asia since 1928; can be loaded using stripper clips. There are also versions in 9mm Parabellum.

Mauser M712

7.63mm Mauser

20

2/10

1d10

10, 20

magazine

98

2.0

$60

1932

  • after Astra, Azul and Beistegui made full-auto versions of the C/96, Mauser came out with this; loaded 20 rd mags weigh 0.4 lb.

Nambu Type 14

7.63mm Nambu

15

2

1d8

8

magazine

98

2.0

?

1925

  • standard sidearm for Japanese military and police. Magazines are difficult to withdraw

Parabellum P-08 "Luger"

9mm Parabellum

20

2

1d10

8

magazine

99

2.0

$30

1908

  • standard sidearm of the German military; loaded magazines weight 0.4 lb; 32 rd "snail" magazines weigh 2.3 lbs, Malf=98

pocket automatic

various

15

2

1d8

7 to 9

magazine

99

2.0

~$16

~1900

  • millions of similar pistols are made by Colt, Savage, FN-Browning, and various French and Spanish companies (Bayard Model 1908), Colt Automatic, Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer, FEG 29M, FN Browning 1900, FN Browning 1903, Glisenti Modelo 1910, Le Français type Armée, Astra Model 300) in 380 ACP, 9mm Browning Long, 9mm Glisenti, etc. These are very typical of police and military pistols in Europe and Latin America.

pocket automatic (small)

various

15

3

typ 1d6

6 to 9

magazine

99

1.8

~$14

~1903

  • smaller weapons, in 32 Auto, 7.65mm, .25 ACP, and other calibers smaller than 9mm or .38; examples include the Beretta Mod. 1926, Mle 1915 Ruby, Colt Pocket Hammerless, FN Browning Baby (see above), Menz Liliput, Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket, Unique, Walther Model 9, vz.27, and lots of unlicensed copies and similar designs (which have worse Malfunction numbers).

Radom wz/35

9mm Parabellum

20

2

1d10

8

magazine

00

2.3

?

1935

  • standard sidearm of the Polish military, adopted in 1935

Remington Model 51

380 ACP

15

2

1d8

7

magazine

00

1.3

$16

1918

  • also available in .32 ACP (mostly for European customers, 8 round capacity). Available until 1934.

Shansei Arsenal Box Cannon

45 ACP

20

1

1d10+2

10

internal

98

3.0

$30?

1929

  • a Chinese copy of the Mauser C/96, but in .45 ACP caliber. Usually loaded from 10 round stripper clips.

Smith & Wesson Automatic

32 Auto

15

2

1d6

7

magazine

99

1.6

$35

1920s

  • small hammerless pocket automatic

Star Model A

7.63mm Mauser

20

2/10

1d10

8, 16, 32

magazine

99

2.0

~$20

1921

  • a copy of the M1911 made in Spain, with a wooden shoulder stock/holster; available from 1928 as select-fire. Also available in 9mm Largo. Many were sold to Chinese warlords. The weight does not include the holster/stock. 32 round magazines are very long, and rare.

Tokarev TT-33

7.62mm Tokarev

15

2

1d10

8

magazine

00

2.0

~

1933

  • newly-introduced sidearm of Soviet military and secret police (modified from the very similar TT-30)

Walther HP

9mm Parabellum

20

2

1d10

8

magazine

99

2.1

$75

1938

  • double-action pistol, adopted (as the P38) by the German military. Experimental versions were produced in .45 ACP and .38 Super Auto.

Walther PP

380 ACP

15

2

1d8

7

magazine

00

1.8

$38

1930

  • double-action pocket pistol used by German police detectives; the smaller PPK (introduced 1934) has only a 6 rd. magazine. This is the only mass-produced double-action semi-automatic pistol available before 1938. Also available in .25 ACP, .32 Auto, and various low-power rounds).

Webley & Scott Automatic

32 Auto

15

3

1d6

8

magazine

98

1.1

$12

~1905

  • used by London Metropolitan police, various Imperial police forces. Smaller pocket versions in .25 ACP and other weak calibers.

Webley & Scott Automatic

455 Webley Auto

20

1

1d10+2

7

magazine

99

2.3

$32

1913

  • the "Naval and Military" model, in limited use by the Royal Navy and RAF. Commercial versions available in 38 Auto and 9mm Browning Long. Production ended 1932.

 

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