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plymouthmauser
11-17-2012, 03:26 PM
I traded my second Sauer 38H today for the last 7.65mm pistol I had planned to get, a Browning FN 10/22.

Browning M1910/22, 7.65mm, manufactured by Fabrique National in Liege, Belgium, under Nazi occupation, c. 1942. Second variation six digit no suffix SN 196143, all matching, good bore. High polish blue finish, great plain grips, two FN marked magazines, WaA140 proofed, non-import marked.

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Anyone know if these grips are correct? Or should they be the black plastic FN logo or the checked wood type?

mauser99
11-17-2012, 04:49 PM
the pistol looks re-blued/ this version should have a brushed finish.. grips are custom. by this range it would have the wooden checkered type.
a drop holster is a must for one of these and can be found quite easily nowadays..

plymouthmauser
11-17-2012, 04:56 PM
I have a Danish holster on order from Numrich...10% the cost of an original.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/979570.htm

Now I have to find a set of grips.

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plymouthmauser
11-21-2012, 05:05 PM
My order from Numrich came today. I picked up a cheap Danish military FN22 holster, and another magazine. The somewhat ratty one was actually toast; it looks almost modified to fit, and was cracked along the spine. The first load of 8 rounds I put in it shot right up and out all over the kitchen - took a while to find them all. The new magazine is the one on the left.

I do have a repro set of black plastic FN grips coming, but am not sure if I will keep them. At twice what I paid, I have found an original set of black grips; if I have to settle for black...

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plymouthmauser
12-20-2012, 07:53 PM
I've done some work to the 1922 Browning I got last month. Turns out the firing pin was clipped and that was fixed by the dealer, but took three weeks. In the interim, I scored an original set of plastic grips out of Warsaw (Poland), and an original holster out of Sofia (Bulgaria). Hard to find. Both got here this week, taking three weeks for the holster and four weeks for the grips.

Holster has an illegible ink stamp; need to find out who made it - any ideas?

I did try the pistol last weekend. The wood grips on it are too small, and shooting from 25M I only scored a couple of hits. The original grips have a great feel (gotta love original parts) and I will shoot again Saturday at a closer distance.

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8x57mauser
12-20-2012, 11:20 PM
We can shoot inside on Saturday after we are done outside. I dont have to be anywhere this weekend.

plymouthmauser
12-23-2012, 04:39 PM
Put four 9-round magazines of Fiochhi 73gr RN/FMJ at 35 feet. No issues at all. The high nines were the second magazine of rapid/aimed fire. The new grips felt great.

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8x57mauser
12-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Looks great, your FN performed well and my Garand performed better than I expected. If i know nobody else was going to be there I would have brought a box of 30-06 tracers for fun.

plymouthmauser
03-16-2013, 02:24 PM
After four months of internet scrounging, I found an original set of mid war walnut grips for the FN22 at a good price. They needed a little work; the left screw hole had to be enlarged as it did not line up with the frame, and I sealed an inside crack on the right right grip with super glue that was not visible from the outside. Also a coat of cut BLO as the grips were dry. They both have a '3' stamped on the inside which is cool as the pistol was built in March of '43. Rig is now complete.

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