Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Model Le Francais

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Model Le Francais

Date

1950

Object Number

XII.10287

Provenance

Presented by Sussex Police on 12 November 1992.

Physical Description

Blowback type with hinged barrel pivoted at the muzzle, released by a small lever on right of frame above trigger or when magazine is released, self cocking, box magazine in butt, blued overall with composition moulded grips, chequered and named MANUFRANCE at top interlinked MF halfway down and SAINT-ETIENNE at the bottom, each grip secured by a screw, (right grip broken at the top with piece missing)

Dimensions

BarrelLength3.2in
BarrelLength82mm
OverallLength150mm
OverallWeight0.66kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3979 / 846

Calibre

7.65 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Number 3979/846 stamped on barrel lug, LE FRANCAIS. CAL 7.65 stamped on left of slide, and MANUFRANCE SAINT ETIENNE on the right side of the slide

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