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Offline czechollector

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Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:53:25 PM »
Were any Duo's made in '46 & '47?  Was curious as I've never seen any.
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Re: Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 05:27:10 AM »
Per Brown's Cold War Pistols of Czechoslovakia, p. 25, here is the reported production submitted to the Prague Proofing House:

1946      Qty: 11,372   S/N: 133204-143961
1947      Qty: 10,802   S/N: 144040-156276

In 1948 the Opocno armory was "nationalized" by the Czech government so there's no telling what happened to the production at that time.

For 1946-47 the guns produced were variation #6 of the production marking which changed the spelling of Opocno to the original Czech presentation and placed the serial number in a different location.

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Re: Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 10:23:35 AM »
Hi rd,
Thank you for that.  I should have looked there first.

Have you ever seen any '46 or '47's?  Seem rather scarce.  Would like to find one of each to fill those holes in my collection.  Have at least one of each from '41 thru '50.

I've been lurking. ;)

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Re: Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 04:26:25 AM »
I haven't seen any from those years.
My DUO is a '49.

I've had to curtail going to shows or even to the range for about 5 months now.  Funding and time mainly.
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Re: Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 10:35:32 AM »
I hear you there.  I haven't been to any local shows for a couple years now.  Mostly cause they're not all that good.  I suppose I should try again.  Never know what might show up.  ;)
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Re: Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 03:46:44 PM »
is that the Dusek DUO ????

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Re: Duo's made in '46 & '47?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 08:31:26 PM »
Yes, the DUO was designed and manufactured  by Frantisek Dusek in Opocno--hence the name DUsek Opocno -> DUO.
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