Adopted in 1935 as the standard handgun of the Polish Army, the pistolet wz. 35 Vis is considered by many to be one of the finest handguns ever produced. The basic design of the Vis is based on John Browning's 1911 design, operating on the short-recoil principle, with the barrel being cammed down and away from the locking lugs in the slide. Unlike M1911, the barrel is not cammed by a link, but by a ledge of sorts, which contacts a portion of the barrel and forces it down as it is moved rearward with the slide by the recoil force. A characteristic feature of the Vis is its triangular grip shape, wider at the bottom, that offers good ergonomics and a firm grip. This pistol has Nazi Waffenamt markings and a stock slot in the rear of the handguard and features a fixed blade front sight with a rear notch, a grip safety, a decocking lever, and an 8-round magazine. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in good condition.