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Old 05-27-2012, 04:15 AM
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Help Identify Magazine Marked "FN 1978" On Floorplate




Can anyone identify the manufacturer of this Hi-Power magazine?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:56 AM
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FN British L9A1 contract magazine, manufactured 1978...
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:11 AM
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Where did you find that information?


I searched for FN British L9A1 and was able to find a discussion at http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...ritish-service that includes a photo of a similarly marked magazine in a British L9A1.

Any idea what the other numbers mean?


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Old 05-27-2012, 09:23 AM
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FN BDS Contract Drawings, Sheet 2...
1005-13-010-0319 is the Nato Stock Number (NSN) for the BHP magazine...
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:40 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by FN BDS Contract Drawings... Where can I find those?
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:51 PM
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FN produced a pamphlet describing the L9A1 (BHP) pistol they produced for the British Military. Sheet 2 of the pamphlet describes/pictures, among other parts, the "Magazine Assembly/Pistol Automatic 9mm L9A1" and the markings called for by the contract...including the NSN 1005-13-010-0319, the manufacturers symbol - a stylized "FN" and the date of manufacture (DOM).

FNs L9A1 pamphlet has been available...rarely in its original form, reproduced occasionally and is reproduced in various reference books...including the out-of-print "The Browning High Power Automatic Pistol" by Blake Stevens...where there are photos of various L9A1 pistols and IIRC magazines as well. I doubt you'll find the pamphlet itself on the internet. Search for the NSN, it'll at least show up as "Magazine Assembly 9 Millimeter".
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:19 AM
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