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Lot 3331: Fabrique Nationale 1903 Pistol 9 mm browning

Auction Date: May 1, 2016

Excellent Fabrique Nationale Model 1903 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Excellent Fabrique Nationale Model 1903 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: 1903
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm browning
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: horn
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 156
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Developed in 1902 and also known as the "War Model", the 1903 was a John Browning design that found military and police buyers across much of Europe, seeing active use into the 1940s and even during a brief window in the 1980s as a Swedish stopgap between the emergency retirement of the Lahti pistol and the acceptance of the Glock. Blade and notch sights, with the two line FN address and Browning patent marks on the left side of the slide, Belgian proofs on the slide, barrel and frame, "crown/H.-C. C.J." on the rear of the frame and a pair of checkered FN-marked grips. Matching numbers are present overall, including on the barrel, grips and magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 97% plus of the original blue finish, showing a few light scratches and dings. The grips are in excellent condition. Mechanically excellent.



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