|Calibre||7.65 Browning or .32 ACP|
|Overall Lenght||155 mm|
|Line of sight|
|Magazine Capacity||9 shots|
|Produced||From 1928 to 19??
Kriegsmodell from 1940 to 1945
1. The first model, the civilian model, had a three line legend on the left side of the slide … line 1, Manufacture d’Armes des Pyrénées Hendaye … line 2, La Veritable Pistolet Français ‘Unique’ … line 3, Marque Deposee Cal. 7.65mm S.F.M. The slide on the right side was left blank. The grips were of black plastic with “Unique” across the top and a circled lion at the bottom. These had a lanyard staple set in the lower left rear of the grip frame. The serial number was located on the right side of the frame tang at the rear. A small number of these, perhaps about as many as 2,000, were purchased by the French military in 39 and 40. The biggest distinguishing feature to tell if it did go to the military is the safety rivet on the left side of the slide that is located in front and above the the safety lever on the frame that prevented the moving of the safety when holstering of the weapon.
2. Next was the “contract” model … This has a single line legend on the left side of the slide … 7.65 Court 9 Coups “Unique”. The grips were of black plastic with vertical serrations with an entwined RF for République Française in a circle at the top denoting Republic of France. There were a few that had a bullseye symbol in the upper part of the grip. The serial number was located on the right side of the frame tang. There were approximately 18,000 to 21,000 of these delivered to the military before the Armistice of 22 June, 1940. Serial numbers ended at about 57,000.
3. The last type is the German Occupation Model called the Kriegsmodell (War Model). This model had an exterior case hardened hammer and arched curved grip which gave a more comfortable hold in the shooters hand. The left side of the slide had a two legend line … line 1, 7.65 Court 9 Coups “Unique” … line 2 in smaller lettering; Manufacture D’Armes de Pyrénées, Hendaye. These pistols were marked with the Waffenamt Eagle WaA251 and latter WaAD30. The Waffenamt was located on the right tang below the serial number. The grips were black plastic with vertical serrations with 7.65mm 9 Schuss within a circle. Approximately 20,000 of these were made and serail number was ended at 77,000.
Unique Model 17 – France