Browning 1900 (brevette)

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Calibre

Magazine

7.65

Semi-Auto

Seven Rounds

Browning 1900 (brevette)
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1896 by John Browning for Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN) and  produced in Belgium at the turn of the century. It was the first  production handgun to use a slide. Presented to arms manufacturer FN  Herstal in 1898, with production commencing the following year (then  under the designation Modele 1899). In 1900, an improved design  featuring primarily a shorter barrel and wider grips was introduced as  the M1900. These designations were applied retroactively after FN began  manufacture of other Browning pistol designs; initially the M1900 was  marketed as simply the "Pistolet Browning" (Browning Pistol). Production  ceased only 11 years later, with a total of about 700,000+ units having  been produced. The example is marked Brevet SGDG The term stands for  "Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" and means: "Patent without  guarantee of the government".  This suggests that it may be a  manufacture outside the FN factory