FN 1900 **STRAIGHT GRIP - straight out of France!

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FN 1900 **STRAIGHT GRIP - straight out of France!

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As some of you know the the FN 1900 "straight grip" is nearly a unicorn. FN manuals depict a straight grip version in both the parts breakdown and the rifle function illustration, but up until now there was only 1 recorded example; a late production gun originally owned by John Browning's son, Val Browning. Now there's 2 we know of!

This FN 1900 has been in France all of its life. The current owner found our website article on the FN 1900 and reached out. It has a peculiar stock, not just that it's a straight grip but also that it's canted, likely a special order configuration. The gun is cased and is in exception condition. What a treasure!
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That's a sweet rifle and custom case! I'm glad the gentleman was able to find the page and contact you..

It appears that there's at least 2.5-3" of "cast off" in that buttstock. Custom work like that is extremely rare to see in modern times.

Thanks for sharing 81Police.
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A fantastic find. "Thanks for sharing this one.
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Hey fellas, this is one interesting FN. I’ve never seen any rifle,let alone an FN,with this extreme of a cast off. Quite a rarity. Thanks for sharing this one with us,Cam.
Thanks for your time
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Oh my goodness, thats just wonderful
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That is one very rare rifled, a beauty ! Is this an early production rifle ?
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ranman wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2024 6:55 am That is one very rare rifled, a beauty ! Is this an early production rifle ?
Good question, thanks for bringing that up!

Later production gun, serial number 44XX
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