After eight months of crickets, the phone call came. Two days after paying by credit card, the Service Grade M1911A1 showed up at the local FFL01. It was good condition WWII era M1911A1 with a Colt frame and Union Switch & Signal slide.
The CZ27s went primarily to the German Army, but pistols were produced for the Kriegsmarine, Police, and a small number for commercial / non‑military use.
In March 1939, Hitler’s forces invaded and occupied Czechoslovakia. The Strakonice arms factory was under control of the Germans and to supply several types of arms to the German war machine, including the CZ27. By 1941, small arms production shifted into high gear.
This web site located here is dedicated to the early Walther pistols from the early 1900's with the model 1 patent being filed on August 07, 1909 though the model 9 that was in production in the WW2 era.
I often cringe when I see some product engineered to comply with the byzantine gun laws in these localities. So I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw the MAG Coupler. Here’s a product that — while catering to shooters facing magazine capacity restrictions — is simply just plain clever and cool.