Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - FN Browning Model 1910

Centrefire self-loading pistol - FN Browning Model 1910

Date

about 1915

Object Number

PR.10395

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Pattern Room by the Royal Pioneer Corps Museum, Northampton, April 1993 on its closure

Physical Description

Blued overall. The grips are chequered bearing the FN monogram. This is a straight blowback striker fired pistol. The mainspring is housed around the barrel. Squeeze safety on back strap. Ejection port on right side. Notch and blade type sights. Textured strip on top of slide. Magazine catch located on underside of grip. Exposed extractor.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength3.35 in.
BarrelLength85 mm
OverallLength6 in.
OverallLength153 mm
OverallWeight0.58 kg
OverallWeight1.45 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 208928

Calibre

7.65 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

inspectors stamp
* over K
Left side of frame, barrel and slide
Stamped
Final Proof
Crown over circled E L.G * (Epreuve de Liege)
Barrel
Stamped
Manufacturer's mark
FABRIQUE NATIONALE D' ARMS de GUERRE HERSTAL-BELGIQUE. over BROWNING' S-PATENT DEPOSE
Left side of slide
Stamped
?
FN in circle
Trigger guard
Stamped
Monogram
FN
Grips
In relief
View mark
Liege Perron (View stamp and inspectors mark for parabellum pistols).
Left side of frame, barrel and slide.
Stamped
Proof mark
Lion over PV (Nitro proof for rifled barrel and parabellum pistols)
Left side of slide and frame and barrel.
Stamped

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