Ortgies Pocket Pistol

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The Ortgies Pocket Pistols were produce after the end of World War I by Heinrich Ortgies in a small gun factory in Erfurt, Germany. The Ortgies were then made by a larger firearms manufacturer Deutsche Werken AG in Erfurt Germany in 1921. The pistol series was originally made in 7.65mm (.32 ACP) but in 1922 the 6.35mm (.25 ACP) was put into production followed by the 9mm Kurz (.380 ACP). The .32 pistol could be changed to .380 by just changing the barrel. The pistols were imported into the United States and sold by Stoger for $7 dollars. The production of the Ortgies pistol lasted from 1919 to 1924 and a total of 236,000 large frame pistols (.32 ACP) and 183,000 .25 ACP pistols were built.


Ortgies 6.35mm Pocket Pistol

Ortgies Pocket Pistol - .25 ACP
  • Caliber: 6.35x16mmSR (.25 ACP)
  • Length: 5.27 inches
  • Barrel Length: 2.71 inches
  • Weight: 0.85 pounds
  • Manufactured: 1922 to 1924

Ortgies 7.65mm Pocket Pistol

Ortgies Pocket Pistol - .32 ACP
Ortgies Pocket Pistol with polished blued finish and ivory grips - .32 ACP
  • Caliber: 7.65x17mmSR (.32 ACP)
  • Length: 6.41 inches
  • Barrel Length: 3.25 inches
  • Weight: 1.32 pounds
  • Manufactured: 1919 to 1924

The 7.65 Ortgies Pocket Pistol appears in the following movies, TV shows, and video games:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Another Thin Man Matty Fain A hoodlum 1939
Shchors Evgeniy Samoylov Nikolay Shchors 1939
Dawn of the Dead Never used in action 1978


Title Actor Character Note Date
Operation Trust (Operatsiya "Trest") Olga Gobzeva Zoya Kavalerova 1967
Villor Kuznetsov Kolesnikov
The Adjutant of His Excellency (Adyutant ego prevoskhoditelstva) Seen in gun pile 1969

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