I'm not sure I understand which model of Browning you have.....
same problem im having
ok then...I'm not alone! :)
Can you tell me what kind of firearm we're talking about?
fabrique nationale/brownings patent, 32 caliber
.32 caliber....so we're talking about a handgun.
along the slide, there should be something written like fabrique national etc etc...can you tell me exactly what it says?
fabrique nationale d'armes de guerre herstal belgique, brownings patent depose
Very good....stand by, please.
I'm looking for some photos to try to show you so bear with me.....
Is this a pocket handgun (small) or a larger sized gun?
slightly larger, barrel is longer
How about this ?
yes, looks like that, with fn grips
Ok very good. That should be the Browning model 1910-FN
ok so does that mean it was manufacured in 1910?
No, that was the year this model was created. The model 1910 was actually produced from 1912 to 1983, but only had FN markings from 1912 - 1954
ok, so it muust be a 1954 or earlier, how do i know when the actual date of manufacture is?
Well, unfortunately with some of these guns, the actual production records don't exist anymore.
We know some things, like from purchase records and such
any idea on value?, i know it would be hard to tell without looking at it, but is in excellent condition.
As far as the year goes, I know that FN was into the 20,000 range by 1914. As a rough guess, I would put your gun at pre-1920....
Values I can give, one moment please.....
For your 1910-FN, the following current Blue Book values apply. Retail prices may be 20% higher:
New in box/perfect --100% $ 525
Mint condition --------98% $ 425
Excellent condition -- 95% $ 325
Very Good+ condition -- 90% $ 275
Very Good condition ------ 80% $250
Good+ condition ------------70% $195
Good condition --------------60% $150
You would think that values would be higher, but they made over 700,000 of them.