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Lot 1373: Engraved and Gold Inlaid FN Browning 1900 with Pearl Grips

Rare Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Fabrique Nationale Browning Model 1900 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pearl Grips and Presentation Style Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1373: Engraved and Gold Inlaid FN Browning 1900 with Pearl Grips

Rare Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Fabrique Nationale Browning Model 1900 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pearl Grips and Presentation Style Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Rare Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Fabrique Nationale Browning Model 1900 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Pearl Grips and Presentation Style Case

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: 1900
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue/gold
Grip: pearl
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 285
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured between 1899-1911. This example features fine scroll pattern and border engraving with gold inlaid bordering. Blade front and notch rear sights with pop-up cocking indicator, with stacked matching numbers on the right side of the rear sight, slide and frame, Liege proofs in the same arrangement on the left, "FABRIQUE- NATIONALE-HERSTAL-LIEGE,(BROWNING'S-PATENT)" marked on the left of the slide, and an oval pistol and FN logo over "BREVETE-S.G.D.G." on the left of the frame. "FEU" and "SUR" safety markings, and the grips are lustrous pearl. Includes a wooden presentation style display case. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus original blue finish with a few small patches of light pitting, a ding on the right rear edge of the frame, strong gold inlay, and crisp engraving. Grips are very fine with some light handling marks. Mechanically functions stiff, has a hang up when charging the slide.



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