Is this finish a factory finish? Anything can happen, but having that turn out to be factory nickel would be like winning the lottery. This model was aimed at military and police contracts and many examples were produced for various agencies. The grips show a few light handling marks around the edges. Developed by Bunji Hamada, the pistol took its basic design from the Model 1910 Browning. The 1922 is in brand new condition, it's a police surplus pistol. I will stand behind my product! As noted the weak spot is the firing pin. Used to carry a 1910 model as a hideout many years ago.
American Express needs to be processed here using the item number from the auction site and the Credit Card Total:. The grips rate in about Very Good condition. Flashforward a couple years and one showed up for sale at the range as part of a small collection from a gunowner who had died. There are mint wartime pistols out there, rare but they exist. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. Military Factory is part of a network of sites that includes.
. Maybe so, but there are a lot of things about this particular gun that greatly reduce its dollar value. Archived from on 29 September 2012. The more time spent polishing and finishing a pistol, the fewer produced. Dry firing does not help and leads to firing pin breakage.
Like the Model 1910, the Model 1922 was made in. Also included is a Notarized letter from the son of the original owner who was stationed in Europe 1944 -1945. It featured a longer barrel, larger grip, and could hold two more rounds in its magazine compared to the Model 1910. More discussion followed, and Anthony's responses were as follows: There is nothing shown here to indicate to me that this was redone, I do not see any signs of refinish. Well made, even the wartime pistols have better workmanship than lots of pistols made today. What Jim said is 100%. The gearbox locked on his first lap at the due to an incorrectly assembled gearbox sleeve that had shaken loose on the descent of Bray Hill.
I wonder what sort of boost European 7. Yes, a sharpened pencil will stick into some objects! Its floorplate shows frosting, thinning on its front edge and a spot of surface loss at the rear from the magazine release. Too many things about it as New to be replicated and by the way, not exactly like in 50s and later, there was a huge fakery going on for this model pistol. I do use my guns occassionally to remain reasonably proficient in their use. Probably inherited this ability from her mother who was a Springbok shot in. But this is the best information I can provide.
A pistol from this era in such pristine appearance does not come without controversy. There are no mars in the checkering. Then a series with an A serial number prefix, in a few different block ranges, and then a standard production, like the 1946 example that you purchased. I wonder what sort of boost European 7. Easy Company Browning Owned by Ted D. I have it as a shooter not a collector, but will probably get them just for the sake of having them.
This was a larger model with a longer barrel 113 mm , slide extension, and a longer grip frame to accommodate an extra two rounds. The adjustable sight does not look like the few pictures I have seen of 1922 adjustables. With a loupe, however, I cannot find a single instance of pitting, rust or patina that one would expect to see on a 70 year old gun. In the 1950's a contract was filled for 1922 pistols for the Railway Police Bahnpolizei in the U. I glass beaded it after polishing the scratch, and expertly finished it with Brownell's Oxpho blue. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance or general operation. From 1924, all models had the less expensive chain drive.
First, the serial number on the slide, frame and barrel cap all match 35242. With so many sub-contracts to various countries with slight modifications and differences in proofs, along with restarting the serial number sequence back to 1 on a couple occasions, I need help from someone who understands the proof marks and numbering. Show me a car that does that ;- I really do like my own 1900, though it is rougher than your's. Meanwhile, please enjoy many more pics of this gorgeous gun. If I were you I'd give it a thorough cleaning and then testfire it with non-corrosive modern ammo, those bores aren't plated. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing.