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FN 1910/22 “Queen Wilhelma” Dutch contract

Designed by John M. Browning, manufactured by FN Herstal c.1922-83.
.380ACP/9x17mm Browning Auto 8-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, grip and manual safeties.

The 1922 model featured an extended barrel, slide and grip, the latter allowing for two rounds of extra capacity. It was designed with police and military contracts in mind, scoring more than half a dozen of them for various countries - in this case, the Netherlands.

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FN Browning Model 1955 pistol

Designed by John M. Browning c.1910 and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium c.1955-68 for the American market - serial number 13665.
.380 ACP/9x17mm 8-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, sexy sights, grip safety.

The FN 1910/22 pistol only arrived in the United States in the 50′s, and was banned only a dozen of years later following a change in gun control laws. This prompted its redesign by FN Herstal into a target pistol.