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Hitler's gun

Post by Dan » 16 Jun 2002 11:34

Here's an interesting link which raises questions of document tampering.

http://www.fpp.co.uk/Hitler/gun/Brisban ... 20602.html

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Post by Marcus » 16 Jun 2002 11:48

On a similar topic, in The Military Advisor Vol 13, Number 2 (Spring 2002) there is a 14 page article on the .22-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver (No. 709) owned by Hitler and used by Geli Raubel to kill herself, called "Gun of destiny: Adolf Hitler's Smith & Wessor Revolver" by Robert A. Johnston.
It also includes a photo of a gun permit issued to Hitler on 26 Nov 1921, something I've never seen before.

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Post by Geli » 13 Jul 2002 05:53

Did he use the same gun to kill himself?

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Post by Dan » 13 Jul 2002 13:02

Geli wrote:Did he use the same gun to kill himself?


No, it was a Walther PPK with the calibre 7.65, which is larger that a .22. In metric, a .22 is around 6. something.

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Post by Dan » 13 Jul 2002 13:06

Actually, I may be wrong. Maybe someone can check my math:

25.4 millimeters in an inch, so 25.4 X .22 = 5.6mm

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Post by Scott Smith » 13 Jul 2002 17:22

Dan wrote:Actually, I may be wrong. Maybe someone can check my math:

25.4 millimeters in an inch, so 25.4 X .22 = 5.6mm

A .22 caliber is 5.56mm but I thought the Geli suicide gun was a 6.35mm or .25 cal Browning automatic (or variant). Maybe I'm thinking of the one that Eva used to try to kill herself to initially gain Hitler's sympathy.
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A .25 ACP or "Baby Browning."

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Post by Phaethon » 13 Jul 2002 18:07

Geli - or whoever shot Geli (?) - used a Walther 6.35 special model 8, the one Hitler kept in the writing table drawer of his Munich apartment.

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