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FN Browning Pistols, 
Side-Arms that Shaped World history
Expanded Second Edition

By Anthony Vanderlinden


The retail price is set at $67.95 + shipping, all retail customers receive autographed copies.

  • Title: FN Browning Pistols, Side-arms that Shaped World History - Expanded Second Edition
    Author: Anthony Vanderlinden 
    Pages: 416
    Cover: Color laminated hardbound cover
    Size: 8.75" x 11.25" (22 x28 cm.)
    Photographs: 1645 Color and B&W.
    Printed and bound in the USA!
    Price: $67.95
    ISBN: 0-9707997-9-9
    Production run: Limited to 2000 copies
    Wholesale pricing available on request 


So what is new in the expanded edition...
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  • 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


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The History of Fabrique Nationale
            1889-1896: A Heritage of Craftsmanship              
1896-1914: Adversity Leads to Innovation                    
            The 1914 Gala Evening and Presentation Pistols 
The Sarajevo Affair                                                 
            1914-1918: The Great War                                            
            1919-1929: From Recession to Recession                     
            World War II: The Belgian Situation                                   
            World War II: Outside of FN’s Gates                          
            World War II: Inside of FN’s Gates                         
1944-1950: Leaping into Production                        
1950-1960: Recovery through the Golden Sixties            
            1970-1980: Diversification in the Space Age                  
            Modern Times                                                                        

“Le Maitre” John Moses Browning                                              
A Genius in the Shadows: Dieudonne Saive
An FN icon: Alexandre Galopin
Auguste Benard and the art of FN
Fonson & Co.                           

Proofs and Markings         
         FN Manufacturing Markings                                              
            The Liege Proof House and Proof Markings                        
            World War II Occupation Markings                                  
            Acceptance Markings                                                  
            Foreign Proofs                                                                                                 

FN production Processes and Procedures                               
The John M. Browning Prototypes                                            
FN’s Sales Network
Presentation Pistols          

The FN Browning Model 1899

Color chapter on Instruction Manuals
Color chapter in factory boxes and presentation cases
Color chapter on Holsters
Color chapter on Engraved Pistols

The FN Browning Model 1900                                        
            The Belgian Military FN 1900
            The Belgian Military Colt 1903                                  
            The Austrian-Hungarian Purchases                                                                    
            The FN 1900 in Imperial Russia                         
            German Police use of the Model 1900           
            The French and the FN Model 1900                            
            Police Pistols in Denmark, Norway and Finland

The FN Browning Model 1903                                         
            The Swedish Acceptance                                          
            Imperial Russian Purchases                                             
            Ottoman Empire and Turkish Contracts                     
            From Estonia to the Spanish Civil War                      
            Paraguayan and Salvadoran Contracts                     
            Service in the British Navy and German Police                

  The Husqvarna Model 1907                                                    

  The FN Browning Model 1905 (1906)                                      
Imperial Russian General Staff Contracts                   
Imperial German Pistols                                    
Shanghai Municipal Police Pistols                            
            1940: Early German Occupation production                    

The FN Browning Model 1910                                         
            FN Browning 1910 in Belgian Service                        
FN Browning 1910 in The Netherlands                  
            French & Syrian Police Orders
            Yugoslav City Police Use             
The Model 1910 in Australia                                             
The Model 1910 in Finland                                  
FN 1910 in World War II, Germany and Japan 
Postwar Military Contracts                                           

The Modele 1910 Grand Browning                                              

The FN Browning Model 1922                                       
The Many Yugoslav Orders                                    
The Many Dutch Variations                                            
The Mexican Contracts                                          
The FN 1922 for Greece                                 
The Turkish Contracts                                                      
The French Orders                                               
The Romanian Contract                                           
The FN 1922 in Scandinavia: Denmark & Finland

World War II German Model 1922 Pistols                         
WaA613 Accepted Pistols                                 
WaA103 Accepted Pistols                                   
WaA140 Accepted Pistols                               
Eagle N Pistols                                                     
Postwar Belgian Government Contracts                 
Postwar German Contracts                                             

  The FN Baby Browning                                                          

The Grand Rendement (High Efficiency)                                

  The FN Browning Model 1935 GP (High Power)         
Belgian Prewar Contracts                                           
Lithuanian High Powers                                           
Estonian Contracts                                                  
The Paraguayan Order                                 
Argentine Contracts                                               
Chinese Orders                                         
The High Power in Finland                                   
Slotted Fixed-Sighted Pistols: The French GP          

World War II German High Power Pistols                       
Captured and Seized Pistols                                   
Pistols assembled prior to WaA613                         
WaA613 Pistols                                             
WaA103 Pistols                                                    
WaA140 Pistols                                                     
Eagle N Pistols                                                      
         Wartime Factory Reworks                                            
Post Liberation Pistols                                      

            The Danish Orders                                               
Belgian Contracts: Regent and Royal                      
Colonial Sales: The Congo                                 
The Netherlands adopts the High Power         
The High Power in West Germany and Austria        
            The High Power in Israel
The British L9A1                                                
The alleged Oman Contract                                              
U.S. Law Enforcement Imports: Howco        
Mass Production, Developments of the High Power  

The 100-Series Pistols                                                              
The Browning Arms Company Pistols


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