+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: My Second Ruby

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Contributing Member Aragorn243's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:08 AM
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    7,088
    Real Name
    Steve
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM

    My Second Ruby

    Wasn't planning to make a collection of these but Mike made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Has the Frenchicon rivet to protect the safety lever. Missing the lanyard ring and the magazine isn't matching. Rough wartime manufacture.










  2. The Following 5 Members Say Thank You to Aragorn243 For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    A Collector's View - The SMLE Short Magazine Lee Enfield 1903-1989. It is 300 8.5x11 inch pages with 1,000+ photo’s, most in color, and each book is serial-numbered.  Covering the SMLE from 1903 to the end of production in India in 1989 it looks at how each model differs and manufacturer differences from a collecting point of view along with the major accessories that could be attached to the rifle. For the record this is not a moneymaker, I hope just to break even, eventually, at $80/book plus shipping.  In the USA shipping is $5.00 for media mail.  I will accept PayPal, Zelle, MO and good old checks (and cash if you want to stop by for a tour!).  CLICK BANNER to send me a PM for International pricing and shipping. Manufacturer of various vintage rifle scopes for the 1903 such as our M73G4 (reproduction of the Weaver 330C) and Malcolm 8X Gen II (Unertl reproduction). Several of our scopes are used in the CMP Vintage Sniper competition on top of 1903 rifles. Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Specializing in premium ammunition and reloading components. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #2
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    30,069
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    06-12-2024
    Local Time
    11:16 PM
    You never see one and you have two...
    Regards, Jim

  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  6. #3
    Contributing Member mmppres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Last On
    06-11-2024 @ 10:31 AM
    Location
    butler pa
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,090
    Real Name
    mike
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM
    You just have to shop at the right place

  7. Thank You to mmppres For This Useful Post:


  8. #4
    Contributing Member Aragorn243's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:08 AM
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    7,088
    Real Name
    Steve
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    You never see one and you have two...
    LOL, Mike had/has two more. Can you even have them in Canadaicon anymore? Magazines are fun. The two I have for my first will go in this one but will not lock. I already located another ZC magazine and have it coming. This one goes in the Ruby holster, the first Ruby goes back into the VS 35 holster it has been riding in for 75 years. Never felt right taking it out.

  9. #5
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    30,069
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    06-12-2024
    Local Time
    11:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    Can you even have them in Canadaicon
    They're a prohib so if you didn't have one in '98 you likely didn't get one after, although prohib guys bought and sold among themselves. Now that all handguns are prohibs and sales frozen...well... So they aren't prominent. You never did see many here.
    Regards, Jim

  10. #6
    Contributing Member mmppres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Last On
    06-11-2024 @ 10:31 AM
    Location
    butler pa
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,090
    Real Name
    mike
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM
    Its a shame that you boys have so many items that are prohibited now for some stupid rules. To me its like the rule that you can not have a rifle with a bayonet lug on it. Never saw a robbery about some robbed with a bayonet.

  11. The Following 2 Members Say Thank You to mmppres For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    30,069
    Real Name
    Jim
    Local Date
    06-12-2024
    Local Time
    11:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mmppres View Post
    Its a shame that you boys have so many items that are prohibited now for some stupid rules.
    Yup...
    Regards, Jim

  13. #8
    Legacy Member martin08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 07:47 PM
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    323
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM
    This is not a Ruby. It is a Frenchicon Unique Model 17.

    To say it is not Ruby is to say that a rutabaga is not a turnip. But yeah, it's a Unique and not a Ruby.

  14. Thank You to martin08 For This Useful Post:


  15. #9
    Contributing Member Aragorn243's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:08 AM
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    7,088
    Real Name
    Steve
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    This is not a Ruby. It is a Frenchicon Unique Model 17.

    To say it is not Ruby is to say that a rutabaga is not a turnip. But yeah, it's a Unique and not a Ruby.
    Interesting, you're the second one to make this claim. But there are problems with it. It does not match any photos of any Unique Model 17, I can find. None of them have the safety rivet added which was added in 1920 and the Model 17 didn't start production for another 8 years. None of them have the same wording on the slide, none of them have the FR grips. It is also import marked SPAIN, which could simply be a mistake.

    It does say Unique but from my perspective is just another undocumented Spanish Ruby name.

    I'm keeping an open mind, a Unique 17 probably commands a premium over a standard Ruby but I need more information on why and how this is a Unique 17.

  16. Thank You to Aragorn243 For This Useful Post:


  17. #10
    Legacy Member martin08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 07:47 PM
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    323
    Local Date
    06-13-2024
    Local Time
    02:16 AM
    Here is my UNIQUE Model 17. The slide says "7,65 COURT 9 COUPS". The direct Frenchicon to English translation is 7.65 Short 9 Shots.

    You have a Unique Model 17. I have no idea when the safety button was added to the slide. Your magazine is from a Ruby.

    And again. Calling a Unique a Ruby is not a stretch. They are essentially the same gun, built a hundred miles apart on the France/Spain border. Mine is from early Germanicon occupation.






    Last edited by martin08; 07-05-2023 at 09:06 PM.

  18. The Following 3 Members Say Thank You to martin08 For This Useful Post:


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ruby pistol purchase
    By 3rdTennCoC in forum Other Military Service Pistols and Revolvers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-26-2023, 04:06 PM
  2. Spanish Ruby Pistol, Paramount
    By Aragorn243 in forum Other Military Service Pistols and Revolvers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-24-2021, 09:53 PM
  3. Looking for information on .32 Ruby
    By Rusty_S85 in forum Other Military Service Pistols and Revolvers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2018, 08:29 PM
  4. Ruby Pistols
    By Diesel McBadass in forum Other Military Service Pistols and Revolvers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-10-2016, 05:35 AM
  5. Spanish Ruby gunsmithing
    By tex2 in forum Gunsmithing for Old Milsurps
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-19-2011, 11:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts