OCCUPATION Marked FABRIQUE NATIONALE Model 1922 7.65mm BELGIAN C&R Pistol
Third Reich EAGLE PROOFED w/Leather Holster
Here we present a Fabrique Nationale Model 1922, made circa 1942 in Herstal, Belgium, near Liège. This pistol is a variant of the Model 1910 and is known as the Model 1922 or 1910/22 with a production run beginning with the Model 1910 in 1910 and continuing with the Model 1922 until 1983. This FN Model 1922 semi-automatic pistol was designed by John Browning and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium. As is this pistol, Model 1910/1922 pistols went on to see extensive service in World War II and continued to be manufactured by the Germans after their occupation of Belgium and seizure of the FN factory.
This example has Third Reich production stamps, and like most has simple wood grips instead of the earlier horn or plastic grips bearing the FN logo. While the Model 1910 was widely sold on both civilian and military markets, the Model 1922 was considered specifically a military and police pistol, with FN offering it to individual civilians only by special order. Compared to the Model 1910, it was a larger model with a longer barrel, slide extension, and a longer grip frame to accommodate an extra two rounds.
Historically speaking, an FN Model 1910, serial number 19074, was the handgun used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, the act that precipitated the First World War. During both World War I and World War II, the FN 1910 was used by the militaries of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Finland, and Japan.
The overall condition is fine. Original finish. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. Numbers match. Markings are legible. Both grips are seated firmly with acute checkering and has two holes drilled out. The included period holster is very good and some German markings are present inside the flap. This example has the Third Reich proof marks of “Eagle/WaA140” and “Eagle/Swastika”.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-1/4 inches.
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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