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    Default Need help!!! German ww2 browning pistol!!!!

    Hello my father has had this for a while and may want to sell it but regardless I would like some help because we nothing of the value of this pistol or any information about it. All help will be appreciated. First off its says "Fabrique Nationale D'Armes De Guerre Herstal Belgique Browning's Patent Depose"
    The serial numbers are all matching on all parts of the gun its 18367B. Underneath the eagles is marked WaA140. The clip is marked F.N 7.65 M/M. All parts on the gun work and it can be fired. So once again any info about this gun will be greatly appreciated. - Nick K


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    FN 32 ACP ..Browning.......... is there german marks? others more learned than i will help you as they find this post...out of my field..
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    Yes there is there's German eagles stamped on it. - Nick K

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    I have no idea of value ... just knowing that this Belgian pistol is often encountered with its spring assembled the wrong way. The original spring around the barrel must be shoven on with the smallest diameter first (so it can't fall of the barrel). Not taking attention to this can cause malfunctions ... and cause your death during a close encounter.
    BTW, you don't see (anymore) these WWII FN products in my region were they used to be made.

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    I bought one 2 weeks ago for $ 250.00, with holster, from a shop in Greenville SV, thet had 3 of them, I might go back for the others.
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    Hello again Nick. Yes that is a fine looking 32 cal. Browning pistol made for German forces during World war 2. Hence the Waffenamt acceptance stamps. I believe this may be a model no. 1922 but am not sure. My Blue Book of Gun Values states thousands of these pistols were made for the German forces during occupation of Belgium. My book is a few years old so I cannot give you a current value but I am sure it would be worth more than $500 especially if sold at a gun show. I would hold onto both of these treasures. They keep going up in value. Take care.

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    Thanks for the help would these be issued to any soldier or is there a specifice branch these went to. - Nick K

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    Usually officers in the army or SS were issued pistols of this sort. Man did you get lucky.

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    Well I wish there was a way to link it to an officer or a member of the SS because theres a big difference especially in value. - Nick K

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    Quote Originally Posted by DK PHILLIPS View Post
    FN 32 ACP ..Browning.......... is there german marks? others more learned than i will help you as they find this post...out of my field..
    The WaA140 is the German military mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkumburis View Post
    Thanks for the help would these be issued to any soldier or is there a specifice branch these went to. - Nick K

    The Md 1922 went to all of the German service branches.
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    The Belgian Browning pistols were the only foreign-made guns that went into German production while they occupied the factories where they didn't 'customize' the slide markings. The 1922 Brownings and the P35 Hi-Powers produced during German occupation had slide markings (except for proofmarks) in French that were identical to their pre-war and post-war pistols. This is evidence of the high regard that the Germans must have had for the Browning guns and the Liege factory.

    Some 1922's produced very early on during German occupation had inspector marks other than 140 (613 and 103), but from late 1941 through the end of occupation 140 was the only inspector mark you were going to find.

    The pistol shown is definitely a 1922. In German service, the .32 Browning 1922's were identified as Pistole 641(b) (The b stood for Belgium). The 1922's in .380 were 626(b)'s and, just to round things out, the P35's were known as 640(b)'s.

    All branches of the military used the 1922's, but I understand that more were sent to the Luftwaffe than anywhere else.
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    Does anyone know how many they produced? - Nick K

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    Several hundred thousand Nick according to Blue Book of Gun Values.

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    Thanks Mauser9, I thought less would have been produced. - Nick K

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    I believe the FN logo on your magazine is post war. Attached is a pic of the wartime logo and the waffenamt on the spine.
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    Not all wartime mags had the german inspection marking on the spine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curly1 View Post
    Not all wartime mags had the german inspection marking on the spine.
    Correct, but they all had the stylized logo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len S View Post
    Correct, but they all had the stylized logo.

    Stylized logo ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpw View Post
    Stylized logo ??
    Yes the FN logo marking on the side.
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    Well Im pretty sure the clips original to it but you would know better than me. Also what do you think the value of the gun is? - Nick K

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    I have seen them go at the auctions from $300-400 depending on condition
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    Ok thanks for the help! - Nick K

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