My first 1900 .35

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My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:40 am

Hi!

First post here. Bought, after many years of looking, a FN1900 .35 yesterday. No ammo so far but that is a minor question for the moment. So glad to find one. It is in almost new condition.

Might need advice from you prfessionals in here!

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by 81police » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:44 am

Harmorby, that FN is a beaut!! We conduct ongoing research on the FN 1900 and a confidential database of existing rifles worldwide. Would you be willing to share your rifle's serial number? If so, please email me below and I can also tell you where it falls in line w/ others. Nice gun!!!

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:58 am

Thanks! Serial is #3687.

Would be fun to know when it is made.

What I know, so far, is that it has been with a collector.

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by 81police » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:11 am

Your FN was probably made around 1924-1925. FN records are not like Remington's records. We have put together a very informative article on the FN 1900 that I'd recommend checking out. If you're able to share more photos we would love to see them! What country are you in?

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... ge_id=1562
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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:13 pm

Thanks for info! I live in Sweden... Hope the gallery works. :)

https://postimg.cc/gallery/d92n1riy/

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Phyrbird » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:08 pm

For the vintage that is one fine example of a FN, Congrats. Wish I could manage find one...
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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by 81police » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:35 am

Thanks again for the info & pictures. Your rifle brings our database total up to 111 known examples. Comparatively, your FN is in VERY good condition! You've got a real prize there. It would be highly sought after in the USA. Enjoy it!
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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by canuck » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:17 pm

What a great looking FN - looks near new!
If you don't mind me asking - what is the value of this firearm in Sweden?

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:36 am

Thanks for all kind words!

The rifle is in a condition almost as new from factory. Will take better pictures today when home from work.

My intention for this rifle is to hunt with it. Moose, wild bore and deer. It shall be used - but with respect. 8-)

It was at a auction here and I was the only (!? :shock: ) bidder. Payed around 800 USD.

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by kumpe » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 am

Välkommen! :)

Nice to see another Swedish 1900-owner here! Yours look fantastic, great find. Never seen one that nice in Sweden.

I also hunt with mine. I have spent quite some time developing loads for hunting that meets the requirements for moose/wild boar etc. Also some lighter loads for hunting and practise. I'd be happy to share what I've come up with. Factory ammo is virtually impossible to find in Sweden...

Is your nickname indicative of your location? In that case we're not that far from each other. :)

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:31 am

Kumpe, you got a pm...

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by ranman » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:05 am

You will turn a lot of heads hunting with that beauty. Great piece of
Browning history and extremely hard to find in that shape. Very nice

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:10 pm

Hi again!

So glad to find this forum. Just love my Auto-5 and the I own a FN1900. To good to be true... Ok, have removed the old varnish and oiled the stock. An old leather sling fits nice! The about 100+ years old gun box fits nice as well. :D



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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Bandersnatch » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:44 pm

A beauty!
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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Harmorby » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Thanks!

I think my 1863 Starr (.44) and the FN1900 fits nice together. Perhaps a 2-gun match?



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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by 81police » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:15 pm

a decent amount of firepower there!
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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by canuck » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:44 am

Really nice pictures, thanks for showing!

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Re: My first 1900 .35

Post by Long Recoil » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:36 am

Really beautiful. $800 is a great price too. Thanks for letting us enjoy it along with you. I look forward to seeing some hunting pictures too.

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