FRENCH M.A.B. Model “D” 7.65mm SEMI-AUTOMATIC Hammerless POCKET Pistol C&R
.32 ACP Caliber Pistol w/Slide Marked “POLICE D’ETAT”
Here we present a C&R French M.A.B. Model “D” Semi-Automatic Hammerless Pistol made by Manufacture d’Armes de Bayonne (M.A.B.) in Bayonne, France circa 1933 to 1963. Serial number dating on these pistols makes it hard to nail down a specific date of manufacture. The M.A.B Model C is very clearly based on the Model 1910 FN Browning, and the M.A.B. Model D is simply a larger version of the Model C, which corresponds more or less to the Model 1922 FN Browning. The M.A.B. Models C and D both went into production in September of 1933. Production of the .380 version of the Model C ended in November of 1963, while the .32 caliber (7.65mm) was produced until November of 1967.
There were two M.A.B. “D” versions, usually called the Type I and Type II. The Type I M.A.B. “D” was made 1933–1945 and used an external muzzle bushing release latch in front of the trigger guard. The Type II used an internal “bayonet” type release requiring pushing in and turning the muzzle bushing. The M.A.B. factory changed from the Type I to Type II production in June 1945.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is semi-bright and lightly frosted. The replacement plastic grips are in good shape. Legible markings.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4 inches.
Caliber: 7.65mm (.32 ACP)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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