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I have been looking for answers to a WWII puzzle related to a Radom Pistol. I saw your posts on the German Handgun Forum and wanted to share this story with you. A few years ago I saw a Radom VIS35 at a gun shop – I asked the store owner if he knew the history of the pistol. The Radom was on consignment and he called the seller for me. The seller was a WWII vet who told me he was a tank mechanic stationed in northern India. His unit repaired and shipped American tanks to the Chinese fighting the Japanese. As the story was told to me, a column of tanks was en route to the Chinese when a Japanese ambush happened. The vet told me he “buttoned up” his tank during the fire fight and in the morning when the shooting was finally over he found a pile of captured weapons stored on the back deck of his tank. Among the Japanese weapons, he found a Radom pistol with holster. He kept the pistol and eventually brought it back in his duffle bag. I bought the pistol. I have repeated this story over the years to a number of Radom collectors and no one can account for the appearance of a pistol made in a Polish factory for the Nazi occupiers that ended up in the hands of Japanese on the border with India. The serial number of the Radom is Z2787 and I believe it is a Type II. If you like I can send you pictures. The 2013 July/August issue of World War II Magazine has an article titled “Torpedoes in Paradise”. This well documented article chronicles the collaboration between the Kriegsmarine and the Japanese navy. There is a picture on page 63 that shows Japanese graffiti on the beams of a tavern in Lorient, France. It is my understanding that Radoms were issued to the Kriegsmarine. It is also my understanding that Japanese military officers purchased their personal side arms. I have read that many disliked the Japanese Nambu pistols of the time and purchased European. One theory emerged from the article – the Radom was purchased or traded for by a Japanese sailor and sent to a friend or relative in the Japanese army. If you have any thoughts on this Radom pistol found on the back deck of an American tank after a fire fight with the Japanese army near the border with India, I would love to hear them.