Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - FN Browning Model 1910

Centrefire self-loading pistol - FN Browning Model 1910

Date

about 1915

Object Number

PR.9591

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Barrel extends slightly past outer casing. Patterned groove running down middle of slide. Left side slide contains phrase FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMS de GUERRE HERSTAL BELGIQUE, underneath which it says BROWNING’S PATENT DEPOSE. The serial number 286790 is on the right side stock. Proof marks found on left side slide and stock, and right side barrel are a rearing animal over P.V (Nitro proof for rifled barrel and parabellum Pistols) and star over N. Additional proof mark on right side barrel is E over LG over star in crowned oval (definitive black powder proof for breech loading guns, small bore guns and handguns). On the left side trigger guard is an oval containing plain FN letters. CAL. 9 m/m on right side barrel. There is a 4 above an F on the right side trigger guard.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrellLength3.4 in.
BarrellLength86 mm
OverallLength5.8 in.
OverallLength148 mm
OverallWeight0.6 kg
OverallWeight1.3 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 286790

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

?
4 above an F
Right side trigger guard
Engraved
?
CAL. 9 m/m
Right side barrek
Engraved
Proof mark
E over LG over star in crowned oval (definitive black powder proof for breech loading guns, small bore guns and handguns).
Right side barrel
Engraved
Maker
FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMS de GUERRE HERSTAL BELGIQUE, over BROWNING’S PATENT DEPOSE
Left side slide
Engraved
Makers
Oval containing plain FN letters
Left side trigger guard
Engraved
Proof mark
Rearing animal over P.V (Nitro proof for rifled barrel and parabellum Pistols) and star over N
Left side slide and stock
Engraved

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