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I've looked into the firearms used during WWII, but I can't find what pistol was used by Yugoslavian infantry men at the time. What did they use?

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Maybe they only had a rifle? – Jeroen K Apr 20 '14 at 20:07

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I presume it would have been the F.N. model. 1922:

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This was a variation of the F.N. model. 1910 that was commissioned by the Yugoslavian military in the inter-war period with 60,000 ordered with both general issue and "officer" markings.

Note, the Wikipedia article is horribly referenced, but you should be able to confirm this in Anthony Vanderlinden's book FN Browning Pistols: Side-Arms That Shaped World History as several other sites refer to it (I don't have a copy so can't verify this).

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This pistol had specific Cyrillic alphabet marking for the army, Latin alphabet marking for Police - "Policijski", Officer marking - "Oficirski" Etc. and specific name:

"Vojno-Drzavni pistolj" - "Military-State pistol"

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What makes you say this was the standard pistol? – Pureferret May 17 at 9:20
Isn't that the same pistol as the accepted answer? – CGCampbell May 17 at 21:40
No, pistol barrel was longer than original model (114 mm for Vojno-Drzavni pistol) for the sake of greater accuracy, and magazine could accommodate 9 bullets, and other small minor things were changed. – Dusan Sukovic May 18 at 14:00

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