What kind of pistol is the FN 1922?

What kind of pistol is the FN 1922?

New to the forum, trying to identify a family inherited pistol. I believe it to be an FN1922 model in 7.65. It is gold plated, has an anchor symbol on top of slide, sn is 2xxx. Has what appears to be bakolite grips with FN insignia. Has lanyard loop on bottom left of grip.

When did the Germans change the serial numbers on the FN 1922?

I know that the Germans re-configured the serial numbers to run in blocks of 100,000 with a letter suffix in late 1943 until the end of production in 1944. My understanding is that when the Belgians continued producing this pistol in late 1944 they used an “A” prefix to distinguish the pistols made after liberation.

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When did they stop making the FN 1922?

My understanding is that when the Belgians continued producing this pistol in late 1944 they used an “A” prefix to distinguish the pistols made after liberation. So, my question is were the FN 1922 pistols utilized by various postwar German Police agencies made during the war of after?

What was the serial number of the Berlin police FN 1922?

According to Anthony Vanderlinden’s book, all Berlin’s police FN 1922 pistols were purchased during the 1950s. The same source (p. 254) also states that “no specific contract numbers were used for any of the German contracts, all pistols had standard postwar FN serial numbers.”

Where are the proof marks on a German gun?

The most obvious proof marks on German guns are the pictograms that can frequently be found near the firearm’s serial number. These symbols represent the proof house that performed the testing. Typically, each manufacturer uses the same proof house for all of their firearms, but this is not always true.

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What does the nitrocellulose mark on a German gun mean?

The nitrocellulose proof mark on this HK USP 9mm barrel indicates the part has passed overpressure testing and is safe to use. The most obvious proof marks on German guns are the pictograms that can frequently be found near the firearm’s serial number. These symbols represent the proof house that performed the testing.