The 1931 Fabrique Nationale ("FN") Baby Browning Pistol is a small blowback-operated semi-automatic pistol designed by Belgium-born Dieudonné Saive chambered in .25 ACP (6,35mm). The pistol features a six-round magazine capacity and is a striker-fired, single action, blow back mechanism. The manual thumb operated safety locks the slide in the closed position when engaged using side thumb pressure.
FN produced under license from the American arms designer John Browning the revolutionary Model 1905 pocket pistol. Despite the name FN used for this pistol, it was later marketed as the "FN 1906", the "V.P. .25" (V.P. denoting Vest Pocket), and most confusingly, the "Baby".
We have 2 in our collection.
The first is a 1906 Manufacturer Made by FN Belgian.
The second is a 1970 Manufacturer made by MAB (Manufacture d'armes de Bayonne.) France.
This Colt has been authenticated by the Colt Records. Made around 1882 and sent to the Colt Office London on 20th March 1882. It would be nice to link this gun with the Victorian detectives.