Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Express

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Express

Date

about 1914

Object Number

XII.3648

Provenance

See Acquisition

Physical Description

Simple blowback Pistol, hammer fired of the Browning typebut in different manufacture. Similar to XII.3646 but differs in the following details. The barrel number is 13 but there is no serial number, the pistol was once finished in a high gloss blue with black chequered composition grips bearing the name EXPRESS and the trade mark of that company. The left hand slide address is VERTABLE EXPRESS FOR THE 7.65 CARTRIDGE THE BEST AUTOMATIQUE PISTOL EXPRESS.

Techniques

Moulded

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength3.3 in.
BarrelLength83 mm
OverallLength6 in.
OverallLength152 mm
OverallWeight680 g
OverallWeight1.5 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

7.65 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel number
13
Barrel
Stamped
Date
1914
Underneath barrel
Stamped
Maker's mark
EXPRESS
Grips
Composite mold
Company Mark
VERTABLE EXPRESS FOR THE 7.65 CARTRIDGE THE BEST AUTOMATIQUE PISTOL EXPRESS.
Left hand slide
Stamped

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