My FIL got a his dads old FN Pocket .25 and it's my job to get this sucker running
Right now it's lacking a magazine, and I'm trying to figure out the age of this thing
It's been sitting under a dresser for a good 30+ years untouched less than a mile from the beach in CA and in a leather holster..
I did a detail strip expecting a rusted mess, but it cleaned up very well and seems almost unfired.
Here are some pictures I took of it.
And Next to my LCP
I'm a big browning fan and I wish I had the money to talk my FIL out of this thing.
First off, anyone know the best place to pick up a mag for this thing? (GB has them listed for $60+)
And anyidea about the age?
I'm thinking 1950's?
I found some mags for the pistol on brownells...
I'm a bit confused, I found a listing for a baby browning and doing a google search I found several pistols that look alot like this one, but a few have a forward safety, but this thing breaks down like a Colt vest pocket from what I have found.
I don't know where there is a listing of manufatcure dates that corresponds to serial numbers but I do know that is a very close copy of the Colt 1908 hammerless vest pocket model. I believe the mags are interchangable. I have a 1908 vest pocket with Pearl grips made in 1931 that is a great little shooter. It is pretty darn accurate for a "point & shoot" belly gun. In 1908 the Colt Vest Pocket cost a whopping $16 with the hard rubber grips and $21 with Mother of Pearl grips. The fancy MOP grips cost 1/3 of the gun.
FN 1906. IIRCC few were imported due to an agreement with Colt and their 1908 and vest pocket guns. Careful when you break it down as the firing pin and spring has a tendency to fly off.
Edit: Mags are interchangeable, please keep the original plastic grips, and the Colt is a copy of the FN.