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May 13, 2008, 18:55
Hello I have aquired an Browning 1910 auto..
what is the caliber
barrel is marked cal 9 m/m oo
mag has 5 witness holes on each side and is marked FN 9M/M

ok 9mm luger is out
or just plane ol 380 auto?



May 13, 2008, 19:09
I think that's 9mm kurtz or aka 380

May 13, 2008, 20:57
1910 FN or Browning Model 1955, as they were called when Browning started importing them in (surprise) 1955. 1910s were chambered in either 32acp or 380 acp. European designations were 7.65 and 9mm respectively, with additional descriptors in whatever language prevailed at the point of sale.

For instance, 380acp (Automatic Colt Pistol) is the same as; 9mmx17, 9mm corto or 9mm kurtz. I believe also 9mm Browning short, but not certain, going on old memory.

In any event good solid pistols, quite popular as "pocket pistols" in a lot of circles. Some varients (1922 Model, for instance) even served as military or police sidearms in Europe, where small caliber weapons were quite the norm, between the wars and even later, for some police agencies.

Hope this helps. A bit of searching will turn up far more than I remember. It's been a couple or three decades since I personally owned one.

May 13, 2008, 21:40
I thought the 1910 was chambered in 9mm Browning Long AKA 9mm Largo. Or am I thinking of the M1900?

May 13, 2008, 21:44
I just checked and it is .380 ACP.

Which one was the Browning Long?

May 13, 2008, 23:34
OK now im confused..
whats new.
so how do I tell if I have a 1910 or a 1955 ?
they look the same from the pictures I see on GB of each


May 14, 2008, 00:46
The FN 1903 is in 9mmlong
FN 1910 in 7,65 and 9short
FN1922 in 7,65 and 9 short
FN1935 in 9luger, 9 para and 7,63
FN140 in 7,65

buy the book "Belgian browning pistols" .... by A Vanderlinden

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