Make: Browning/FN, Belgium
Serial Number: 296835
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Caliber: 6.35mm / .25 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Browning Arms Company / Made in Belgium”. The left side of the frame is marked “296835”, and “S”, there is a “C” on the left side of the trigger guard. The right side of the trigger guard shows a lion over “PV”, “K”. The barrel visible through the ejection port shows a lion over “PV”, Crown over “ELG”, and star over “K”, and “Cal.6m/m35.”.
Barrel Length: 2”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a blade front sight and a notch in the frame rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered plastic with Browning logos. There are no chips or cracks and just a few handling marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a small nick on the top left side of the slide ahead of the rear sight. There are no other visible scratches and only slight signs of handling. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One magazine is included.
Our Assessment: This Baby Browning, made in Belguim, is in great shape. It has a safety and a heel-mounted magazine release. The "PV" marked on several places on the pistol refer to the original model name “Pocket Vest”. The Baby Browning was the pistol of choice for the French Resistance during WWII and was standard issue for survival packs for U.S. Air Force pilots during the Vietnam War. Add thjs pistol to your collection for its historical value and a concealable self-defense weapon.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transfer (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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