Handguns of Ottoman officers

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Handguns of Ottoman officers

Post by Mait » 03 Apr 2007 11:43

Hello.

Which were the most common handguns used by Turkish officers?

Was some standard weapon issued to them or did they bought their own guns?

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Post by Eugen Pinak » 03 Apr 2007 12:54

I know that Jandarma had Belgian Brownings M1903, but don't know if they were for all members or for soldiers only.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Apr 2007 19:47

The handguns used by Turkish officers vere various. Browning.Parabellum, Mauser, Mannlicher, Steyr. They bought their own guns after graduating from military academy. Eg. My late father Maj. Gen. Ahmet Hulki Saral bought a Browning in 1924 which we still at home. In 1936 a Mauser was presented to him by Germans during his visit to the fabrics in Germany which we still have at home. I will attach photos later.

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Post by Mait » 05 Apr 2007 05:44

Thanks for the answers so far.

Were any pistols or revolvers introduced in Ottoman Navy or Army as official sidearms for officers between 1900 - 1918?

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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Apr 2007 19:58

2nd Lt.Salih Zeki Efendi, commander of 6th Company, 15th Regt., 5th Dic., 4th AC
I thing he is having a Browning.
Source:Tunca Orses and Necmettin Ozcelik's " I. Dunya Sacasinda Turk Askeri Kiyafetleri" (Turkish Military Uniforms during WW1)


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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Apr 2007 20:05

A/m source: Cemal Pasha Commander of 4th Army


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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Apr 2007 20:12

a/m source: Turkish Officers at Palastina Front


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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Apr 2007 20:17

a/m source: Cav. 2nd. Lt. Celal Efendi at Iraq Front

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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Apr 2007 20:22

a/m source: Col.Dadayli Halit Bey (Col. Akmansu) at Iraq Front in 1918 in white uniform.


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Post by Peter H » 06 Apr 2007 00:46

http://www.diggerhistory2.info/graveyar ... eapons.htm

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This pistol was taken from a Turkish officer. Browning Model 1903 semi automatic pistol. The top slide is engraved with the Turkish Sultan's crest and an Arabic number.
The Fabrique Nationale manufacturer details are on the left side with Brownings Patent. The grips are black plastic with the FN trade mark. It has a seven shot magazine and a rear grip safety catch.

It is contained in a British Pattern 1937 webbing holster that is marked inside the flap with an arrow within a C (Canadian manufacture) and in black ink Creishton. Barrel length: 89 (mm); Calibre: 9 (mm); Overall length: 207 (mm) AWM text & image

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Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Apr 2007 09:21

This is the same Browning that my late father brought in 1924 as I mentioned above.

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Post by Mait » 06 Apr 2007 22:06

Searching the web I found some references that Turkish government bought 1092 Mauser C96 Broomhandles in 1896 - 1897 for it's officers.

Before WW1 Turkish government bought 8000 Browning M1903 for it's armed forces.

One link that gives some data about this:

http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/mi ... world.html

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