Monday, February 09, 2015

Fun Show find...

You don't run into many first-year production FN 1899s in the wild. Especially bargain-priced ones.

It's pitted and it was re-blued over the pits long enough ago that the re-blue is starting to brown. The grip panel facing the camera is an ugly repro but the one on the other side is original. It's all there and mechanically sound; a shooter and a representative example, if a little homely.

The price, on the other hand, was right. Especially for Browning's first commercially-produced self-loading pistol from the first year of production.

Post on the other blog forthcoming.