Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Browning Experimental Light Model

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Browning Experimental Light Model

Date

about 1948

Object Number

PR.3856

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

Sent from Canada to take part in a trial to evaluate how lightning the pistol affects performance. Trials conducted at Enfield in December 1948. Known as the Lightened Browning rials. Carried out by I.S.A & A on behalf Ordnace board. Alloy frame, The back of the grip has been shaped for easier handling. The magazine has a plate in the bottom to stop ingress of dirt through the hole in the base.

Dimensions

BarrelLength4.7in
BarrelLength119mm
OverallLength200mm
OverallWeight0.71kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 9T3285

Calibre

0.35 in

Associations

Places Canada