odd WW2 Ruby
bought this from a fella that bought it from a pawn shop and sold it because it didnt fit in his collection,the barral thats threaded on the muzzle end is the one that was on the pistol when he got it,and he replaced it with a original Ruby barrel in .32 acp,but included the barral that was on it and some ammo and brass that he got with it
the brass was from the rounds he fired off prior to swapping barrels,any ideas as to whats up with this threaded barrel and odd ammo? the ferral threads onto the barrel i suppose to protect the threads
The barrel is threaded for a screw-on muzzle device of some kind, most likely a suppressor, or a fake one anyway. The end piece that screws onto the barrel protects the threads from damage when the device is not on the barrel.
The ammo is a mystery. It looks like caliber 7.62 x 25, but I never heard of that pistol being chambered in that caliber. It also wouldn't make any sense to use a suppressor with that caliber, as it's a powerful round and would'nt be muffled very much, I suspect. It would make much more sense to suppress the .32 round. I wouldn't try to fire that ammo until you're SURE it is for that barrel/pistol. I wouldn't fire it at all, actually; I'm not sure the pistol could safely handle it.
It any event, you have a very interesting piece that I'm sure has a colorful history.
Any chance you could post photos of all the markings on the pistol and barrels, or at least describe them? It might help identify the pistol and give some clue as to it's history.
just checking in before off to work so i cant get more pics up until after work,as far as the ammo,he said what he fired off it was a lighter load than the 70gr .32 acp he shot with the proper barrel
why would the bullet size be reduced so much,and the casing necked like that is whats so odd
I would have a good gunsmith chech the head spacing out on that wildcat cartridge you got there. Since that gun has been monkey with I would have him check it out all the way around. Be careful with it and good luck.