FN M1905

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FN M1905
Henri Guisan FN Browning model 1906 IMG 3267.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Production history
Designer John Browning
Manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal
Produced 1906–1959
Weight 0.81 lb (0.37 kg)
Length 4.5 in (11 cm)
Barrel length 2 in (5.1 cm)

Cartridge .25 ACP
Feed system 6-round detachable magazine

The FN Model 1905 (from its patent date) or FN Model 1906 (in European countries due to its date of manufacture) was a pistol manufactured by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal from 1906 to 1959.[1]

It is virtually identical to the Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket, which was based on the same John Browning prototype, and was the inspiration for FN's later Baby Browning design. Although Browning's handgun patents were sold to both FN and Colt, this was the only case in which both companies put the same design into production without any significant modification.

Browning pocket FN1906 pistols, .25 Auto, various issues. Three different Safe systems.


  1. ^ "Identifying and differentiation the FN Browning Pistols". The F.N. Historical Society Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2012.