SOLD FOR: $1,009.95
Make: Fabrique Nationale for Browning
Model: BDA .380
Serial Number: 425PY14036
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Caliber: .380 ACP
Action Type: Traditional Double Action Semi-Automatic (DA/SA) with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMMPANY / MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q.” The left side of the frame is marked “BDA-380 425PY 14036”. The right side of the slide is marked with a circled “B” logo and “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL / MADE IN ITALY”. The beavertail is marked with an Italian “AI” date stamp. The right side of the trigger guard is marked with the Italian Crown over Crest ‘Gardone’ proof and the Italian Crown over “PSF” smokeless powder proof. The barrel is marked “CAL. 9 Short / 380 Auto” and a ‘Gardone’ proof.
Barrel Length: 3 13/16”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a half round blade set into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch leaf dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece smooth walnut grips sport a Browning logo on both panels. Scattered marks in the finish are visible on the left panel and very shallow marks along with one mark into the wood are present on the right panel. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. One small mark is visible on the top of the slide, otherwise only very light evidence of use is present. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol is equipped with one 13-round magazine which is in Fine condition. This magazine cannot be shipped to a resident of California or to a resident of any state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Our Assessment: The Browning BDA 380 semi-automatic pistol was produced between 1978 and 1997 by Fabrique Nationale in Italy. This pistol is in Excellent condition, retaining about 98% of its original nickel finish. The slide is steel and the frame is alloy, making this pistol lightweight and easy to conceal. The .380ACP round was designed for personal protection. This pistol comes with a 13-round double stack magazine which cannot be shipped to a resident of California or to a resident of any state with magazine capacity restrictions.
SOLD FOR: $1,009.95