Manufactured in 1938, the VIS-35 Pistol was the standard sidearm of Poland, and following the invasion and occupation in September 1939, it became a secondary arm for the Wehrmacht. The pre-occupation pistols show a level of fit and finish not seen on the ones produced for the Germans and bear the Polish Eagle on the left side of the slide between the model, date and patent markings. Fixed sights with "F.B. RADOM/1938r." and "VIS-wz.35/pat.Nr.15567" on the left side of the slide, and numerous small proofs on both sides of the trigger guard. Matching numbers are present on the frame, underside of the slide, rear of the extractor, and the back of the barrel lug. Equipped with a takedown catch and a slotted back strap for mounting a stock (both features absent from the occupation model) and fitted with a pair of checkered grips marked "FB" and "VIS" on the left and right side, respectively.