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I'm traveling, and ran into a nice FN 1910, and have a couple of questions.

I only collect military, (with some old police) so I'm trying to determine if this is Belgian military issue or not.

The serial number is 71xxx (I can't remember the exact serial number)

The left side of the frame has, in addition to the usual Belgian proofs, an "AA-in-a-horizontal oval-surmounted-by-a-small-crown" emblem.

The blue was about 95%, with small scattered bits of small pitting.

It does not have a provision for a lanyard ring, unless it was hidden under the grip.
Original FN logo'd grips.

Priced at $450

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Is this Belgian military?

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How is the price?

Regards, Ned
 

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Ned,

Yes, that's a Belgian Army acceptance marked 1910, they were standard production pistol without a lanyard ring. The magazine if original should roll marked 1910 on the bottom to avoid confusion with model 1900 magazines. Original grips are horn not plastic.

As to the price, is it a complete rig or just the pistol? They're very hard to find but I lucked onto one last winter for $250 and grabbed it. $450 for just the pistol seems to be on the high side. I wish that I could be more help, good luck
 

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You've been a great help !
It's only the pistol, not a rig.

A question, was this a pre-WWI piece, or post WWI accepted pistol?
 

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Ned,
It's a post WW1 pistol. They were not accepted by the Belgian Army until FN discontinued production of the model 1900's when they reopened after the war.
 

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I appreciate the timely advice.
I popped for this gun, and got it for $400 OTD.
Probably bought it "too early", but I never see these pistols.
It's matched, and the grips are original horn.

I'll post some pics, but it will be a while before I can.
 

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Ned,

Good catch, they are a tough pistol to find. Is the magazine marked like this? If so it's an original issue one?
 

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I appreciate the timely advice.
I popped for this gun, and got it for $400 OTD.
Probably bought it "too early", but I never see these pistols.
It's matched, and the grips are original horn.

I'll post some pics, but it will be a while before I can.
It is a hard choice. Wait to see if a better price can be had and find that someone else purchased it or buy it at a preminium.

I have lost a few guns by waiting before I learned my lesson. Now I will pay the preminium (if not too great).

You made a good choice.
 
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