FN Browning Model 1922 Yugoslavian Police .32 ACP 4.5″ Semi-Auto Pistol C&R

Sold for $2193.15

Make: Fabrique Nationale

Model: Browning M1922 Yugoslavian “State Police Zagreb”

Serial Number: 244218

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1930 C&R

Caliber: 7.65mm Browning, .32 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic 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 Belgian proof marking and an inspector’s mark. The left side of the frame is marked with the same Belgian proof marking and inspector’s mark. The left side of the trigger guard bow is marked “FN” in an oval. The right side of the trigger guard bow is marked with small factory markings. The right side of the frame, the left side of the chamber, the right side of the slide, and the slide extension are marked “244218”. The right side of the chamber is marked with a series of proof marks, an inspector’s mark, and “CAL. 7m/m65”. The bottom of the chamber is marked with a circled “D”.  The underside flat of the slide is marked “244218” and various factory markings. The top of the slide bears the Yugoslav crest. The right side of the slide is marked “DRŽAVNA POLICIJA ZAGREB BR 432”.

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 dovetailed into the top of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered type 1 horn panels. There are little nicks along the logo borders. There are little nicks and scratches along the smooth borders. There is a small wormhole on the left panel and four wormholes on the right. The checkering is generally well defined where not interrupted by wormholes. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Good-Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is slightly bright with well 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 with the most significant at the front and sights of the slide extension. There are scattered little nicks and scratches throughout the metal with a notable scratch on the bottom of the slide just rear of the extension. There are some light dustings of oxidation throughout with the most notable on the front strap and the bottom of the slide just ahead of the frame. The action shows moderate operational wear. The screw head is lightly marked with a strong slot. The markings are legible. Overall, this pistol is in about Good-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 pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one 8-round magazine and a Brown leather holster.

Our Assessment: From Vanderlinden, “The bulk of the pistols ordered from FN by Yugoslavia were army pistols. The navy as well as numerous law enforcement agencies placed orders for the Model 1922. Zagreb is a city in Croatia, it is marked in the Latin alphabet as Croatia did not use the Cyrillic alphabet. The ‘Br’ marking is short for Broj (number). This pistol has the optional lanyard ring and is marked with the crest on the slide.” This pistol retains about 80% of its finish, has a good bore, and functioning mechanics. This pistol is perfect for any collector missing a Yugoslavian contract pistol from their collection. Please see our photos and good luck!