Make: Fabrique National, Imported by F.N.H.
Model: Five-Seven / IOM
Serial Number: 386137042
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Caliber: 5.7 x 28 mm
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with External 20 Round Magazine.
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “”FN Herstal Belgium”. The left side of the slide is marked “cal. 5,7 x 28”. The barrel is marked “5,7×28” and with 2 proof stamps. The right of the frame is marked “386137042”, “FNH USA / Fredericksburg VA” and with a proof stamp. The black polymer 20 round magazine is marked “5.7×28”.
Barrel Length: 4 7/8”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a 2 white dot square notched rear sight and one white dot front blade. Both are pinned to the slide. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. The front of the frame has an accessory rail for additional optics.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip frame is single one piece black polymer. The sides are checkered, with serrations on the front and back of the grips, and both sides have thumb grooves. The front of the trigger guard is square and serrated. The entire grip frame rates in about “AS NEW” condition.
Type of Finish: The polymer frame and slide have a matte black finish. The magazine is also black polymer.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its finish. There are very slight handling marks on the left side of the slide. The takedown pins are not disfigured. The markings are sharp and clear. Overall, this pistol rates in almost AS-NEW condition. The gun was purchased new, reportedly never shot and brought to us to resell. The gun may have been shot at the factory.
Mechanics: The action works correctly, and has a smooth trigger pull. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes boxed with 2 extra 10 round magazines (total of 3 mags), a cleaning rod, Owner’s Manual, sight adjusting and takedown tools, a plastic bag containing a factory fired cartridge case and 2 factory notes marked “Dear Distributors and Dealers”, and “Attention Law Enforcement Users”. The black plastic box is marked “FN Herstal” and with the FN logo. The box has very slight handling marks. It has a factor label marked “Five Seven I.O.M. Assy 2004 10 cartridges / 3868929130 / 386137042” affixed to the back. The label is in good condition with oil staining on one corner. The inside of the box has a soft foam lid liner with pocket and a fitted Styrofoam base liner. The fired cartridge case has a note with the correct serial number, model number, date fired, and inspector’s name. The interior of the box, the paperwork, and all accessories are in AS-NEW condition.
Our Assessment: The Five-seven pistol was developed by FN Herstal in conjunction with the FN P90 personal defense weapon and the FN 5.7x28mm cartridge. The FN P90 was introduced in 1990, and the Five-seven was introduced in 1998 as a pistol using the same 5.7×28mm ammunition. Developed as a companion pistol to the P90, the Five-seven shares many of its design features: it is a lightweight polymer – based weapon with a large magazine capacity, ambidextrous controls, low recoil, and the ability to penetrate body armor when using certain cartridge types. It is in use by various military and police forces including the U.S. Secret Service. This pistol is in great condition and needs someone who enjoys a hot cartridge and wants something a little different. The cartridge is capable of 2000 fps with a 40 grain bullet, so this is great for hunting small game as well as target shooting or home defense.
Sold For: $1,625