FABRIQUE NATIONALE

Also see: Browning Arms under Rifles, Shotguns, and Pistols, and FN AMERICA LLC (FNH USA) for current offerings in the U.S.
Current manufacturer located in Herstal, near Liege, Belgium. The current company name is "Group Herstal", but 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.
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FABRIQUE NATIONALE Firearms Models

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FN ANSON STANDARD GRADE

12 or 16 ga., 26, 28, or 30 (most common) in. barrels, boxlock action, with or w/o ejectors, DT, checkered walnut stock, Greener style crossbolt, FN legend roll engraved on bottom of boxlock, minor engraving on and around screws. Mfg. circa...

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BROWNING PATENT 1900

.35 Rem. cal. only, usually features matted rib barrel and checkered stock and forearm, similar to Remington Model 8 auto-loading rifle. 4,913 mfg. 1910-1929 by FN, and not officially exported to the U.S.

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FN MAUSER SPORTER DE LUXE

available in popular American and European calibers, 24 in. barrel, checkered pistol grip stock. Sold in the U.S. 1947-1963. Sold in the U.S. without rear sight installed or with a choice of Armstrong sights. No engraving. Note that barrele...

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BARRACUDA

.357 Mag./9mm Para. cal., 4 in. barrel, blue finish, includes two cylinders chambered for .357 Mag. and 9mm Para. cal. Very limited importation.

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FN NEW ANSON STANDARD GRADE

12 or 16 ga., 26, 28, or 30 (most common) in. barrels, boxlock action, with or w/o ejectors, DT, checkered walnut stock, FN legend hand engraved on top of the barrels, minor engraving on and around screws. Mfg. circa 1930-1968.

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F.N. FAL G

The Standard G Series was supplied with a wooden stock and wood or nylon forearm. The Heavy Barrel variant had all wood furniture and was supplied with a bipod. The Lightweight Model had an aluminum lower receiver, piston tube and magazi...

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MODEL 1949

7x57mm Mauser, 7.65mm Mauser, 7.92mm Mauser, or .30-06 cal., (.308 Win. cal. for Argentine conversion rifles), gas operated, 10 shot box mag. (20 round detachable mag. for Argentine conversions), 23 in. barrel, military rifle, tangent rear...

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FN MAUSER SPORTER DE LUXE SCROLL ENGRAVED

available in popular American and European calibers, 24 in. barrel, checkered pistol grip stock. Introduced shortly after the standard De Luxe model. Sold in the U.S. without rear sight installed or with a choice of Armstrong sights. FN scr...

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FN SIDELOCK STANDARD GRADE

12 or 16 ga., 26, 28, or 30 (most common) in. barrels, sidelock action, ejectors, DT, checkered walnut stock, minor engraving on sideplates Mfg. 1921-1950. Improved in 1930, and often referred to as the Model 1930.

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FN MAUSER SPORTER (DE LUXE) PRESENTATION RIFLE

.30-06 or .270 Win. cal., other calibers only available on special order, 24 in. barrel, checkered pistol grip stock, rear sight installed on barrel, elaborate FN presentation grade engraving with dragon motifs on receiver, buttplate, trigg...

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WWII PRODUCTION: WAFFENAMT PROOFED

There is a range of finishes during Nazi production that varies from the excellent pre-war commercial finish on early guns assembled from captured parts to the roughly milled, poorly finished specimens mfg. late in the war. Values listed as...

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FN SUPREME

.243 Win., .270 Win., 7mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win. or .30-06 cal., 24 in. barrel, peep sight, checkered pistol grip stock. Sold in the U.S. 1957-1975.

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WWII Production: Waffenampt Proofed Type I

tangent slights, slotted, taken from existing pre-war Belgian production, quality is excellent, correct ser. range is quite limited, approx. 42,000-46,000+. Ser. range for production under German occupation is 50,001-52,500. All are proofed...

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CAL

originally imported in 1980, FN's .223 CAL military rifle succeeded the .308 FAL and precede the .223 FNC, at first declared illegal but later given amnesty, only 20 were imported by Browning and most remain in NIB condition.

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FN SNIPER RIFLE (MODEL 30)

.308 Win. cal., this model was a Mauser actioned Sniper Rifle equipped with 20 in. extra heavy barrel, flash hider, separate removable diopter sights, Hensoldt 4x scope, hardcase, bipod, and sling. 51 complete factory sets were imported int...

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FNC MODEL

.223 Rem. (5.56mm) cal., lightweight combat carbine, 16 or 18 1/2 in. barrel, NATO approved, 30 shot mag., 8.4 lbs. Disc. 1987.

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POST-OCCUPATION AND POST-WAR PRODUCTION

commercial assembly began September 1944 from wartime parts. Complete manufacturing from raw materials started in 1946. First imported with BAC markings in 1954 (see Browning HP section). Early (1944-1945) models are identifiable by an &quo...