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Current manufacturer located in Herstal, near Liege, Belgium. The current company name is "Group Herstal." However, the company is better known as "Fabrique Nationale" or "Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre". FN entered into their first contract with John M. Browning in 1897 for the manufacture of their first pistol, the FN 1899 Model. Additional contracts were signed and the relationship further blossomed with the manufacture of the A-5 shotgun. FN was acquired by GIAT of France in 1992. In late 1997, the company was purchased by the Walloon government of Belgium. Additional production facilities are located in Portugal, Japan, and the U.S.
Also see: Browning Arms under Rifles, Shotguns, and Pistols, and FN AMERICA LLC (FNH USA) for current offerings in the U.S.
The author would like to express his sincere thanks to Anthony Vanderlinden for making FN contributions to this edition.

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