Shortly afterwards, the company was purchased by the german conglomerate deutsche werke, who continued using the ho medallion for awhile. Production began in about 1921 by deutsche werke a. At first look, note the ortgies has a unique safety activation. A second difference is the addition of a manual safety on the 9 mm kurz version located above the left grip. The gun digest book of automatic pistols assembly disassembly j. It appears to be a sixth variant if i am reading correctly but cannot determine what year it was made. Feb 14, 2014 here is the information you requested about your firearm firearm taken from. The tillig article displays the cover of the ortgies manual showing a firstvariant pistol, which says. The ortgies is a pistol whose interested aspects are often overlooked on the assumption that it is just another identical. Jun 16, 2016 deutsche werke was the attempt to save as much as possible from the former arsenals located at spandau under a civilian company. May 30, 2012 deutsche werke produced the large majority of these guns. This is 100% original and not a reproduction or new copy from scans. Pistol gun case box small label for mauser sauer son ortgies c96 1914 1910. This particular one has the 4th style slide, made around 19201921.
Heinrich ortgies started the company in 1919 to make a pistol designed by a former fn employee. Because the whole backstrap safety is the most sensible solution to the problem of carrying a pistol. Gun digest book of automatic pistols assembly disassembly is the indispensable guide to diy disassembly, repair, and reassembly of semiautomatic pistols of all types, including many of todays most popular models, including. It is in pieces and im not sure if all the parts are there. Deutsche werke continued the manufacture of the pistol in the 6. It turned over to herfurt after the hostilities had ceased and started to manufacture its ortgies pistol in 7,65mm. The ortgies patent deutsche werke pistol the alternate. I am new to the forum and just recently acquired an ortgies patent deutsche werke erfurt 7. There it designed an automatic pistol, patented in 1918. German of origin, heinrich ortgies lived many years in liege. Apr 26, 2009 deutsche werke aktiengesellschaft is the company that produced the pistol in erfurt germany in the 1920s. Apr 19, 2020 deutsche werke continued the manufacture of the pistol in the 6. Metal components were forged or machined, and assembly in general made no use of screws, even securing the. The left side of the slide is marked ortgies patent deutsche werke aktiengesellschaft, werk erfurt.
It is in pretty good condition from what i can tell. The production ended in 192627, but the gun were on the market still the thirties. Covers both calibers, with overview and advantages, disassembly including internal parts, loading the magazine, how to use the pistol, maintenance, a parts. These are also known as deutsche werke pocket pistols and are very hard to find here in the us and were of very high quality when made in the 19201930s. The firm sold all tooling and parts to deutsche werke ag, who continued to make the pistols. Prewar auto, frame has a gray patina with minor pin point pitting. The ortgies pistols did not fall under the military handgun rule 9 mm caliber or 100 mm barrel and therefore were considered civilan products from a versailles. An ortgies manual, thought to have been issued in 1919, describes the 7. Gun digest book of automatic pistols assemblydisassembly. The gun digest book of automatic pistols assembly disassembly. Mechanically, the ortgies has a rather unusual grip safety mechanism that is quite. These small pistols were popular with german officers as a private purchase weapon in both wwi and wwii. Best known for producing the ortgies hammerless semiauto pistol from 1919 to 1924, that was designed by heinrich ortgies. Excellent condition with display box and extra magazine.
Ortgies pocket pistols firearms identification bev. The pistol is commonly called an ortgies vest pocket pistol after its original designer. The company was owned by the government of the weimar republic and its headquarters was in berlin. It came as a result of the treaty of versailles after world war i that forced the german defense industry to shrink. The ortgies patent deutsche werke pistol the alternate reality. Bonanza books, 1975 isbn 0517371545, dustjacket quoted at. Inexpensive, but of good quality, the pistol achieved considerable success at contemporary shooting competitions 1 and, as an export product, was. This is a original firing pin with its original firing pin spring for the ortgies 6. Looking for the value of a wwii nazi gun ortgies made by. The ortgies pistols did not fall under the military handgun rule 9 mm caliber or 100 mm barrel and therefore were considered civilan products from a versailles treaty perspective. Browse all new and used handguns german pistols for sale and buy with confidence from guns international. Production ended sometime in the midtolate 30s, before, world war ii. Crown n proofs, ortgies paten right side frame, serial number and germany in front of trigger guard, deutsche werke. Rare and original vintage ortgies pocket pistol manual.
Deutsche werke was the attempt to save as much as possible from the former arsenals located at spandau under a civilian company. Original german ortgies 25 acp pistol part firing pin. Deutsche werke pistols deutsche werke aktiengesellschaft is the company that produced the pistol in erfurt germany in the 1920s. Ortgies pocket pistols firearms identification bev fitchetts guns. Top ten tips for pandemic gun buyers part 1 duration. Single action semiautomatic pistol with removable magazine markings. Deutsche werke produced the large majority of these guns. The button below the slides serrations will activate the safety if the striker is cocked.
There was a scaleddown 25 caliber version, but i forget if ortigies or the deutsche werke introduced that. May 30, 2014 i do not know of a book on the subject of the ortgies or deutsche werke pistols. Deutsche werke also took out a patent, german patent no. Pistol parts 4853 revolver parts 3682 rifles parts 923 shotguns parts 1537 uncategorized 361. Inexpensive, but of good quality, the pistol achieved considerable success at contemporary shooting competitions1 and, as an export product, was. Matthews, in his book firearms identification, volume i, states that he believes deutsche werke restarted the serial number sequence, claiming to have examined a gun with deutsche werke markings having serial number 5834. No, this ortgies pistol was patented in 1916, the production begun in 1919, then from 1921 the manufacturer became the deutsche werke ag. If you are replacing springs for your ortgies pocket pistol, here is what you need to know.
Twenty four pages of information with numerous photographs and illustrations. Apr 12, 2020 deutsche werke continued the manufacture of the pistol in the 6. However, by doing a web search for ortgies pistol or deutsche werke pistol, youll find several web pages dedicated to the subject and a number of articles or discussions in forums on the subject. I do not know of a book on the subject of the ortgies or deutsche werke pistols. Numrich gun parts corporation offers the largest selection and best prices for hard to find ortgies parts. Handguns german pistols for sale guns international. June 16, 2016 ian mccollum semiauto pistol, video 25. The round itself is not specified, but the usual training round used in germany at the time was 4mm. The pistol is commonly called an ortgies vest pocket pistol after. Apr 22, 2014 taking apart my ortgies deutsche werke 7. The gun digest book of firearms assembly disassembly, part 1. Ortgies deutsche werke pocket model takedown catch spring. Mechanically, the ortgies has a rather unusual grip safety mechanism that is quite different from what we expect to see today.1399 258 1275 894 1217 1110 429 1007 1119 848 1174 1032 719 1330 1257 24 1401 879 17 335 508 1015 178 968 1362 1356 1215 1499 1360 270 1432