Polish FB Radom Vis Wz.35 9mm 4.5” Barrel Semi Auto Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,172

WOA#: WY240224CC070

Make: Radom/Poland

Model: Wz.35

Serial#: P8294

Year of Manufacture: Circa. 1930s-40s

Caliber/Gauge: 9mm Luger

Action Type: Hammer-Fired Semi-Automatic Pistol with Detachable Magazine

Markings: This pistol has the serial on the right side of the frame with a wing proof mark, the left side of the slide is marked “F.B. RADOM VIS Mod.35.Pat.Nr.1556” with several proof marks. The grip panels have “FB” on them. There are proof marks on the safety, grip safety, bottom of the grip frame trigger guard. The barrel bushing has a “C”

Barrel Length: 4.5”

Sights/ Optics: This pistol has a built in front sight blade set on top of a knurled ridge. The rear sight is a dovetail V-notch.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This pistol has two piece black vulcanite grip panels that have only minor markings on the bottom. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition..

Magazine Quantity and Condition: This pistol includes one factory 8 round magazine in Very Good condition. This magazine has a German Waffenamt on the bottom. 

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is very bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 30% of its metal finish. Most of the bluing on the gun has been thinned. There are wear marks where the action, decocker, and grip frame has been used. The markings are mostly clear. The screwheads are sharp and serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in Very Good condition as a C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: 1 Magazine.

Our Assessment: The Polish FB Radom Vis Wz.35 pistol, commonly known as the Vis, is celebrated as a masterpiece of firearms engineering and a symbol of Poland’s rich military history. Crafted by Fabryka Broni Radom, this semi-automatic handgun was born in the late 1930s, designed to serve as the standard-issue sidearm for the Polish military. It embodies the ingenuity of its creator, Piotr Wilniewczyc, who amalgamated elements from various contemporary pistol designs, including influences from the Colt M1911 and Browning Hi-Power, to create a firearm of remarkable sophistication.

This particular Wz.35 is in Very Good condition for its age. The action is strong and there is only superficial wear on the gun. The bore is in immaculate condition for its age. If you’re looking for an amazing piece of Polish WW2 history, this is the pistol for you! Please see photos for more information. -R.E.

Polish FB Radom Vis Wz.35 9mm 4.5” Barrel Semi Auto Pistol, C&R
Polish FB Radom Vis Wz.35 9mm 4.5” Barrel Semi Auto Pistol, C&R