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FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History

Anthony Vanderlinden
GS40875

US$ 99.95

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FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History reflects the continued work of Anthony Vanderlinden on the topic of FN Browning Pistols. This new book includes information found in the original issue titled Belgian Browning Pistols and expands into more variants and details geared toward collector interests. It includes detailed chapters on FN Browning Models 1899, 1900, 1903, 1905 (06) Vest-Pocket, 1910, 1922, Baby, 1935 High Power, 110, 115, 120, 125, 135 and 140, as well as the Husqvarna Model 1907. More than 80 contracts and variants are featured. Factory engraving samples as well as special commercial pistols such as extended barrel variants are illustrated. An overview shows the Browning Arms Co. distributed models like the High Power, Baby, Model 1955 and 10/71. All of John Browning’s handmade prototypes are pictured and illustrate the models manufactured by Colt and FN. This book includes the history of Fabrique Nationale, information on Liège proofs, military acceptance markings as well FN’s dealer network and how FN products were distributed worldwide. Significant historical pistols are featured including those owned by President Teddy Roosevelt, King Albert I, General Martinez of El Salvador and John Browning among others. Also included is new information on Gavrilo Princip and the pistol that started World War I. It includes comprehensive chapters on FN during World War II. Much of this information has never been published in English and constitutes the most complete write-up on FN’s wartime production, resistance activities, lunch box specials, etc. All wartime pistol variants are examined in detail. Specific elements aid collectors in identifying production periods, model variants and modern frauds. The book explains many popular misconceptions on FN pistols. More than 1000 photographs illustrate this comprehensive book. 8 1/2 X 11, hardcover, photos, illus, 334pp. CONTENT The History of Fabrique Nationale 1889-1896: A Heritage of Craftsmanship 1896-1914: Adversity Leads to Innovation The 1914 Gala Evening and Presentation Pistols The Sarajevo Affair 1914-1918: The Great War 1919-1929: From Recession to Recession World War II: The Belgian Situation World War II: Outside of FN’s Gates World War II: Inside of FN’s Gates 1944-1950: Leaping into Production 1950-1960: Recovery through the Golden Sixties 1970-1980: Diversification in the Space Age Modern Times Le Maitre John Moses Browning A Genius in the Shadows: Dieudonne Saive Proofs and Markings FN Manufacturing Markings The Liege Proof House and Proof Markings World War II Occupation Markings Acceptance Markings Foreign Proofs FN production Processes and Procedures The John M. Browning Prototypes FN’s Sales Network The FN Browning Model 1899 The FN Browning Model 1900 The Belgian Military FN 1900 The Austrian-Hungarian Purchases The Mysterious Greek Contract The FN 1900 in Imperial Russia German Police use of the Model 1900 & 1905 The French and the FN Model 1900 Police Pistols in Denmark, Norway and Finland The FN Browning Model 1903 The Swedish Acceptance Imperial Russian Purchases Ottoman Empire and Turkish Contracts From Estonia to the Spanish Civil War Paraguayan and Salvadoran Contracts Service in the British Navy and German Police The Husqvarna Model 1907 The FN Browning Model 1905 (1906) Imperial Russian General Staff Contracts Imperial German Pistols Shanghai Municipal Police Pistols 1940: Early German Occupation production The FN Browning Model 1910 FN Browning 1910 in Belgian Service FN Browning 1910 in The Netherlands French & Syrian Police Orders The Model 1910 in Australia The Model 1910 in Finland FN 1910 in World War II, Germany and Japan Postwar Military Contracts The Modele 1910 Grand Browning The FN Browning Model 1922 The Many Yugoslav Orders The Many Dutch Variations The Mexican Contracts The FN 1922 for Greece The Turkish Contracts The French Orders The Romanian Contract The FN 1922 in Scandinavia: Denmark & Finland World War II German Model 1922 Pistols WaA613 Accepted Pistols WaA103 Accepted Pistols WaA140 Accepted Pistols Eagle N Pistols Postwar Belgian Government Contracts Postwar German Contracts The FN Baby Browning The Grand Rendement (High Efficiency) The FN Browning Model 1935 GP (High Power) Belgian Prewar Contracts Lithuanian High Powers Estonian Contracts The Paraguayan Order Argentine Contracts Chinese Orders The High Power in Finland Slotted Fixed-Sighted Pistols: The French GP World War II German High Power Pistols Captured and Seized Pistols Pistols assembled prior to WaA613 WaA613 Pistols WaA103 Pistols WaA140 Pistols Eagle N Pistols Wartime Factory Reworks Post Liberation Pistols The Danish Orders Belgian Contracts: Regent and Royal Colonial Sales: The Congo The Netherlands adopts the High Power The High Power in West Germany and Austria The British L9A1 The alleged Oman Contract U.S. Law Enforcement Imports: Howco Mass Production, Developments of the High Power The 100-Series Pistols The Browning Arms Company Pistols