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My new WW1 beauty

AjamesAjames Posts: 42 Member
edited December 2019 in General Firearms #1
Came across this one and couldnt resist buying it :)

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    Good shape...What is it?  Model?  And what caliber?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #3
    FL Selbstlader in 7.65 (32acp).  That’s a beauty!!!


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,464 Senior Member
    Nice. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    Reminds me of the FN model 1900.
    It's a good find. Is it going to be a conversation piece/safe queen or do you plan to shoot it. If you decide to shoot it, come back and tell us about it. I'd like to know. 😃
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    Very Nice
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Beautiful piece.  
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,501 Senior Member
    Very cool era for firearms development, semi-autos in their infancy!
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    If ever there was a place where hand guns were in high demand, those trenches were it.
  • AjamesAjames Posts: 42 Member
    I’ve fired it already its a 7.65 my experience is that it sounds louder than any other 7.65 ive had. Overall its really smooth and accurate. If you like WW1 handguns this would be a nice one in the collection.

  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    MMMMMMMMMM. . . .Millled steel. . .



    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. . .
    WWJMBD?

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  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Merry Christmas to you!
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,204 Senior Member
    Very FN like, I like it, how did it group?
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    Nice indeed. I too first thought it was an FN - I'm rather fond of WW I and interwar .32s.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Pretty rare gun IIRC, no?
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #16
    After posting but before reading Ajames's post above, I did some research and came up with the FL, which is about like a FN 1900...or at least they resemble. Designed in France?   I think FN made them later.
    Earlier today, on Gunboards, a guy in the "Military firearms" thread posted about his.  I think they made 55,000 of these.  Interesting history.on Google. Apparently, it was a long-time-ago rumor that the pistols would come "unscrewed" when shooting them and the action would disassemble.  The poster said he didn't have any  problems with his.
    I inferred from his post most of this information, so if I'm wrong, sobeit.
















    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • AjamesAjames Posts: 42 Member
    Gene L said:
    After posting but before reading Ajames's post above, I did some research and came up with the FL, which is about like a FN 1900...or at least they resemble. Designed in France?   I think FN made them later.
    Earlier today, on Gunboards, a guy in the "Military firearms" thread posted about his.  I think they made 55,000 of these.  Interesting history.on Google. Apparently, it was a long-time-ago rumor that the pistols would come "unscrewed" when shooting them and the action would disassemble.  The poster said he didn't have any  problems with his.
    I inferred from his post most of this information, so if I'm wrong, sobeit.
















    Screw doesnt come off i tightened it up a bit myself to be sure its all good. Fires perfectly. Bought it with a broken firing pin but replaced it.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Cool pistol. Love those WWI firearms.
    Will be waiting for the range report.
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