FN Browning Dutch M25 No. 2 Model 1922 .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, C&R
SOLD FOR: $1003.87
Make: Fabrique Nationale
Model: Browning M1922 Dutch M25 No. 2
Serial Number: 18418
Year of Manufacture: 1926-1929 (1920s Wilhelmina Crown Variation)
Caliber: .380 A.C.P. (9mm)
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMES de GUERRE HERSTAL BELGIQUE / BROWNING’S PATENT DEPOSE” with a “lion / PV” proof mark and a “* / N” inspector’s mark. The top of the slide is marked with the Crown Wilhelmina. The left side of the frame is marked with the same Belgian proof marking and inspector’s mark as the left side of the slide. The left side of the trigger guard bow is marked ”FN” in a circle and “3”. The right side of the trigger guard bow is marked with small factory markings. The right side of the frame, slide extension, and flat of the firing pin housing are marked “18418”. The barrel at the port is marked “CAL. 9m/m”, “18418”, and contains two Belgian proof marks and an inspector’s mark. The back of the frame is marked with a crown over “J” Dutch acceptance mark.
Barrel Length: 4 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded bladed fixed to the top of the slide extension. The rear sight is a “V” notch leaf dovetailed into the top of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered type 1 horn panels. The left panel is relieved for the lanyard ring that has been removed. There is verdigris on the left panel. There are scattered scratches and nicks on the smooth borders. There is material loss at the top of the right panel. The checkering shows some wear but is generally well defined. Overall, the grips rate in about Good-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is somewhat bright with defined rifling. There is some scattered light erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. There is thinning at all leading edges. There is some minor pitting with finish loss on the sides of the slide extension. There is finish loss on the front strap. There are some scattered little nicks and dings about the metal. The screw head is slightly disfigured with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The pistol has a mag disconnect, frame-mounted safety, and a grip safety. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with two 8-round magazines and a brown leather holster. The stitching is coming undone at the front and there is verdigris on the bases of the buttons.
Our Assessment: This is a Dutch contract M25 No. 2 Model 1922 from Fabrique Nationale. This contract ran from 1926 to 1940 and over 50,000 pistols were manufactured and shipped during that time. This example was manufactured from 1926-1929 and has matching parts. Retaining about 80% original finish, this pistol is in Very Good condition and would make a terrific addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!