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Old 02-17-2020, 07:33 PM
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FN Grand Browning: The European 1911 that Never Happened

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Old 02-17-2020, 07:42 PM
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Wow! Very cool. --------- I'll take one please.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:18 PM
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Wow! Very cool. --------- I'll take one please.
Very cool, indeed! I'm surprised that if he was handling 1 of 2 known examples left in the world, he 1. wasn't wearing gloves and 2, wouldn't handle it more carefully (I cringed when he clanked it off the 1911)

I had not heard the history of Colt/FN and the patent sharing in respective markets.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:57 PM
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Note how the magazine follower is very similar to the modern style, which is a substantial improvement over the USGI flat-metal folded follower. Same with the removeable floorplate. They knew even way back then that there was a better way, yet they never went with it.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:03 PM
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Interesting the Grand Browning got a thumb safety even though said to be related to the 1910 Colt which did not.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:39 AM
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Some did, some didn't.
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