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Browning M1922 Help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wmexplore1, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. wmexplore1

    wmexplore1 New Member

    My father passed away recently and going through his things discovered a matching serial number nazi M1922. My mother wants me to sell it but before I do I would like to find out more about this gun, I will post the serial number tommorow. Where could I find out more information?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Value is intirely dependent on condition.

    If it is near perfect, it would be worth several hundred dollars.

    If it is missing finish or has any rust pitting, value would drop to 2 - 3 hundred dollars.

    BTW: Did your father (or perhaps grandfather) serve in WWII?
    Are you sure you want to sell your fathers gun?

    It is something personal of his that can never again be replaced once it is gone!

  3. wmexplore1

    wmexplore1 New Member

    While I grew up in a family that spent most every possible moment with firearms it was hunting with shotguns or rifles. We shot skeet, trap and most edible critters but to my knowledge never did much with hand guns. I do like to shoot them and have a 357 of my own and until he passed away I didn't even know he had any hand guns. Neither my father, to young, nor my grandfather, bad back, were in the service during WW-2 so theres no real emotional attachement. I mostly want information about it before I let it go.
  4. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    Shoot it first.Getting rid of a handgun is never a good idea,especially any kind of Browning with the wa Waffenampt,they just keep going up in value.
  5. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    If you do sell it, at least be sure to get a good price for it. :)
  6. wmexplore1

    wmexplore1 New Member

    I will shoot it after checking it out, and letting it go will be difficult, once gone, gone for good. I'm not sure what fair market value is but will recearch that also.
  7. JR47

    JR47 Well-Known Member

    The FN Model of 1922 was available in both .32 ACP, and .380 ACP. The FNs produced under Nazi Occupation have Waffenamt acceptance marks on them. Be aware that Yugoslavia accepted a large number of them, and they will have Yugoslavian Acceptance marks. Prices can vary from as low as $160.00, up to approaching $900.00 depending on acceptance marks and condition. Caliber will also play a part in this, as well.:)
  8. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    Also Holland, Greece, Turkey, Romania, France, Denmark, and later West Germany.

    Very popular police pistol in Europe before and after WWII.

    The $300-400 you'll get for the gun won't last as long as having a piece of family history forever. Avoid selling it. At worst, sell it to a family member.
  9. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    This one here is an immediate postwar 1922 in .32acp that was sold to a USGI direct from the factory complete with a Belgian Police holster and spare magazine.

    A Nazi issue pistol can bring up to $1000+, especially with original equiptment.
    Serial number would be a big help in figuring out what you have.

    FN1922 pistols in .32 acp were designated 626b and the .380 guns were designated 641b by the Germans.
    These designations were not marked on the pistols.

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