Axis History Forum

This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by Marcus Wendel's Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Michael Miller's Axis Biographical Research, Christoph Awender's WW2 day by dayand Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld.

Skip to content

If you found the forum useful please consider supporting us. You can also support us by buying books through the AHF Bookstore.

The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Discussions on other First and Second World War militaria and collecting in general.
Hosted by John G & William Kramer.

The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Torretta13 on 19 Jan 2008 16:15

Just curious, has anyone ever heard/read what happened to the gun Hitler used to kill himself? Was it left in the bunker by Bormann, Linge, Gunsche, etc. after his suicide? Did one of them pick it up and take possession of it? If so, has it ever surfaced in any private collection/museum, etc.? If anyone did take it out of the bunker, I imagine it would have been a fairly valuable historical artifact. If anyone has any info. I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Torretta13
Member
United States
 
Posts: 34
Joined: 30 Nov 2007 01:44
Location: MI

Postby Potsdamerplatz on 19 Jan 2008 16:57

No definite answers but you will find this interesting:
viewtopic.php?t=4015

Kind regards.
Potsdamerplatz
Former member
United Kingdom
 
Posts: 2675
Joined: 04 Nov 2005 05:06
Location: Scotland

Postby phil brown on 19 Jan 2008 17:08

regimentals have had three of them :lol:
phil brown
Member
United Kingdom
 
Posts: 186
Joined: 29 Mar 2005 12:17
Location: uk

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 21 Jan 2008 00:31

give it time, and i am sure one of these ''hot shot'' dealers that live at the MAX, JAG, and SOS shows will '''''out of the woodwork'' find it...
like the dealer with all the ''named''' high daggers!!!!

Make me want to throw up!!!
User avatar
Mark in Cleveland, Tn.
Member
United States
 
Posts: 3108
Joined: 27 Jul 2004 01:30
Location: Cleveland ,tennessee

Postby Bret van Sant on 21 Jan 2008 18:31

Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote:give it time, and i am sure one of these ''hot shot'' dealers that live at the MAX, JAG, and SOS shows will '''''out of the woodwork'' find it...
like the dealer with all the ''named''' high daggers!!!!

Make me want to throw up!!!


Now thats the ring of truth!!!! good call!!!!

If someone did really have it who would believe them anyway? Like all those u.s. officer engraved PPs now thats history! they surface now and then. Thats where the hobby is headed to real bringbacks. Many of the german named stuff is over priced I remember when nobody cared.
Hitler's gun huh

http://militaryedgedweapons.com/635menz.jpg

i'll edit here: the guy I got this from cleaned the pitting not me. he was an older guy with a "story"
Bret van Sant
Member
United States
 
Posts: 471
Joined: 21 Apr 2002 01:09
Location: 1st star to the right then straight on 'till morning

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Johnnyrocket on 02 Mar 2009 01:49

One could safely assume that the Russian's got it, I hope they guard it better than they guarded his Gold party badge, which was (supposedly) stolen a few years back from a Russian exhibit. I have never seen images of that gun come to think of it?

Johnny R.
User avatar
Johnnyrocket
Financial supporter
United States
 
Posts: 1466
Joined: 25 Jul 2005 19:14
Location: Indiana/New York/Florida/Cleveland

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Bohemond79 on 16 Mar 2009 14:38

It would be the same place as the knives used to kill ceasar and shakespears quill, at the bottom of a dump somewhere - not knowing what it was someone would have used the hell out of it then tossed it.
Funny how something that is historically priceless can be completely worthless without the right proof of its use.
User avatar
Bohemond79
Member
Australia
 
Posts: 9
Joined: 03 Mar 2009 14:02
Location: Australia

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Virgil Hiltz on 16 Mar 2009 18:39

Tolsdorf the Mad's Luger is owned by a Philadelphia policeman. I do not think he even has an idea of its provenance.
User avatar
Virgil Hiltz
Member
United States
 
Posts: 418
Joined: 28 Jul 2004 00:05
Location: USA

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Slothmag on 16 Apr 2009 22:00

My dad went to a WW2 collector's private exhibit in Lofoten, Norway, and the guy claimed to have Göring's gold plated pistols there. Could there be any truth to this?
Slothmag
Member
Norway
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 21:56

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby nickzark on 30 Apr 2009 10:25

i dont believe so...maybe all that gun"s that Hitler or Göring had are locked in Russia ...or lost after so many years
User avatar
nickzark
Member
Greece
 
Posts: 88
Joined: 18 Jul 2008 15:39

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby sobel on 30 Apr 2009 11:00

In this well know Life photo of the couch where Hitler and Eva committed suicide, isn't that a pistol on the couch, bearing mind that the light is from a camera flash, as the room was in darkness, maybe not his but didn't Eva also have one and would match the position on the couch she was supposed to be sitting when she ended it all. just a thought

Regards

Sobel
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
sobel
Financial supporter
United Kingdom
 
Posts: 720
Joined: 05 Jan 2007 19:20
Location: Britain

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby kylechetcuti on 06 Oct 2009 16:53

Hi ppl i just wanted to tell you guys that not too long ago in a shop i saw a Luger which was engraved then the engraving was filled with gold it built in 1917 and has the nazi sign with wings which is on the side but not engraved it was about 2 cm wide and was gold with black im wondering if it was a hitler body guards or if it was of hitler himself i'll post some pics when i see the gun again too show you exactly what i mean :wink: :D :D
kylechetcuti
New member
Malta
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 06 Oct 2009 16:38

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Biber on 06 Oct 2009 17:39

Wasn't there a revolver floating around a few years ago that purported to belong to AH?

B
Biber
Member
United States
 
Posts: 186
Joined: 31 Jan 2007 22:56
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Johnnyrocket on 06 Oct 2009 17:50

One (there are many more) of Hitler's guns (or if you were in the Army they would want you to refer to it as a weapon:-) :D either way, here is the link.

http://www.momentsintime.com/Guns%20of%20Hitler.htm

Johnny R. :)
User avatar
Johnnyrocket
Financial supporter
United States
 
Posts: 1466
Joined: 25 Jul 2005 19:14
Location: Indiana/New York/Florida/Cleveland

Re: The Gun Hitler used to kill himself-what happened to it?

Postby Johnnyrocket on 06 Oct 2009 17:52

it was either a Mauser Hsc:

http://digitalsushi.com/midashi/website ... _hsc_r.jpg

Or a Walther PPK

http://www.defendu.com/images/Walther-PPK.jpg

Per our friend DaveL111 :D

Johnny R.
User avatar
Johnnyrocket
Financial supporter
United States
 
Posts: 1466
Joined: 25 Jul 2005 19:14
Location: Indiana/New York/Florida/Cleveland

Next

Return to Other WW1 & WW2 Militaria

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest