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FN BROWNING PISTOLS: SIDE-ARMS THAT SHAPED WORLD HISTORY 2ND EDITION
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FN BROWNING PISTOLS: SIDE-ARMS THAT SHAPED WORLD HISTORY 2ND EDITION

Author: Anthony Vanderlinden
Publisher: WET DOG PUBLICATIONS, Aug 2013
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-9707997-9-9

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Includes info found in the original issue & expands into more variants & details geared toward collector interests. More than 80 contracts & variants are featured. Factory engraving samples as well as special commercial pistols such as extended barrel variants are illustrated. 1,645 photos; 9x11 inches, 416 pgs.

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SO WHAT IS NEW IN THE 2013 EDITION...

416 pages with 1645 color and B&W photographs
Expanded Biographies chapter
Expanded Production Processes and Procedures, especially engraving department
Expanded Sales Network and Variants of Agent and Dealer markings
Presentation pistols
Entire color chapter on factory and military instruction manuals
Entire color chapter on factory boxes and presentation cases
Entire color chapter on holsters
Color section on factory high-grade engraved pistols
Expanded Belgian military Model 1900 section
New chapter on Colt Model 1903 in Belgian service
Revised and expanded chapters on Russian and German use of Model 1900 pistol
Expanded contracts on FN Model 1903: Estonian, Salvadoran and Paraguay use
Expanded Model 1905 variants and development history
Expanded Model 1910 sections on Belgian use, Yugoslav police use and postwar contracts
Factory engraved Model 1922 pistols
Expanded Dutch, Greek, Danish contracts / variants of the Model 1922
Transition WaA613, WaA103, WaA140 Model 1922 pistols
Expanded E/N commercial section and post liberation section on Model 1922 pistols
Expanded Baby chapter
High Power shoulder-stock buyer?s identification guide: prewar, postliberation, postwar + copies
The Prewar Commercial High Power with fixed sights
Expanded section on Belgian military / Israeli military use of the High Power

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 & expands into more variants & 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 & 140, as well as the Husqvarna Model 1907.

More than 80 contracts & 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 & 10/71.

All of John Browning?s handmade prototypes are pictured & illustrate the models manufactured by Colt & FN.

This book includes the history of Fabrique Nationale, information on Li?ge proofs, military acceptance markings as well FN?s dealer network & 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 & John Browning among others. Also included is new information on Gavrilo Princip & 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 & 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 & modern frauds. The book explains many popular misconceptions on FN pistols. More than 1000 photographs illustrate this comprehensive book!


 
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