This picture has popped up many times (It's used by Wikipedia). Every time I see it I can't help wondering why the slide carries the logo of the Radom works (inverted triangle with the letters FB) but also carries a German date-code as well as the mark of the Ulmer Proof House (the antler).
The following link (from the website of Fabryka Broni "Łucznik" - Radom) shows a Radom-produced P99 with the Radom logo alone and no German markings.
» 99 Semiautomatic Pistol
Can anyone offer an explanation?
A prototype it could be, but a prototype of what though? The example pictured has date-code AI (2008) and, to the best of my knowledge, the Radom works commenced licensed production of P99s as early as 2001. They supplied over 80,000 of them to the Polish police (with a further 3,000 being supplied in 2015 and another contract for 363 pistols for the Polish border guards being awarded in 2016). The visible changes from the original version (i.e. the long ambidextrous slide release as well as the removal of the “hump” and the lengthening of the magazine release lever) had already been introduced in 2004/2005.Prototype, proof of concept, etc. One off essentially - note serial number.
In any case, in view of the serial number, the OP would need to have pretty deep pockets if he wished to snag that particular example.
This is the same forum name I've been using for at least 20 years, long before it became a derogatory virtue signaling term used by liberals, but feel free to insinuate like any typical lib, I get it a lot.I hope the OP's interest in firearms is in no way connected to his forum name!