Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Firearms & Knives - Other Brands Post Your Non-S&W Gun, Knife, and Blade Topics Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-23-2017, 02:03 PM
Xfuzz's Avatar
Xfuzz Xfuzz is offline
Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Galveston/West Beach..
Posts: 4,329
Likes: 6,623
Liked 15,554 Times in 2,269 Posts
Default Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..

name for a Hi Power....
1991 vintage as new.


Last edited by Xfuzz; 01-23-2017 at 04:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-23-2017, 02:26 PM
jmace57's Avatar
jmace57 jmace57 is offline
SWCA Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 2,258
Likes: 3,124
Liked 3,374 Times in 1,057 Posts
Default

Xfuzz - that's a nice 'un!
__________________
SWCA #2886
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-23-2017, 03:39 PM
kwill1911's Avatar
kwill1911 kwill1911 is offline
SWCA Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Waterloo, TX
Posts: 1,837
Likes: 493
Liked 2,612 Times in 734 Posts
Default

Nice gun. How about a picture of the other side?
__________________
Kevin Williams SWCA1649 HF208
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-23-2017, 03:45 PM
SAFireman's Avatar
SAFireman SAFireman is offline
SWCA Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Home of the Alamo
Posts: 4,480
Likes: 9,687
Liked 9,475 Times in 1,998 Posts
Default

She looks great for her age!
__________________
Say when...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #5  
Old 01-23-2017, 04:39 PM
Xfuzz's Avatar
Xfuzz Xfuzz is offline
Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Galveston/West Beach..
Posts: 4,329
Likes: 6,623
Liked 15,554 Times in 2,269 Posts
Default

Should be 1991 vintage...ya can tell what is on my brain.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-23-2017, 04:41 PM
ISCS Yoda's Avatar
ISCS Yoda ISCS Yoda is online now
Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 5,961
Likes: 1,453
Liked 7,838 Times in 2,917 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xfuzz View Post
Should be 1991 vintage...ya can tell what is on my brain.
HA! I wondered about that but figured I was missing facts (no surprise) so I just liked the picture and said nothing.

Is that a made in Belgium assembled in Portugal model? Looks a lot like mine.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-23-2017, 06:06 PM
Xfuzz's Avatar
Xfuzz Xfuzz is offline
Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Galveston/West Beach..
Posts: 4,329
Likes: 6,623
Liked 15,554 Times in 2,269 Posts
Default

FN Herstal are all Belgium..(I Think).
FN owns Browning. All Hi Powers come off the same
assembly line...different roll marking close to
the end. All are assembled in Portugal staring in about the
mid 80's..FN's are not marked "Assembled in Portugal"
The flip side...

Last edited by Xfuzz; 01-23-2017 at 06:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 01-24-2017, 01:30 AM
Andyd's Avatar
Andyd Andyd is offline
Member
Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long.. Fabrique Nationale Herstal.....dadburn long..  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,205
Likes: 1,512
Liked 2,570 Times in 723 Posts
Default

Fabrique National d'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Belgique, is a factory in Belgium that was founded largely by Ludwig Loewe & family of DWM and owner of Mauser. After the contract to supply the Belgian military with Mauser rifles was won, Belgium wanted to produce them in their own country. Ludwig Loewe was one of the shareholders of FN and one of his brothers was director at Vickers in England.

FN Herstal is like Colt, Hartford, Conn.

Last edited by Andyd; 01-24-2017 at 01:31 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dating an early Fabrique Nationale Hi-Power fat tom Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 14 11-25-2015 03:47 PM
WTB: FN Herstal FS2000 lexcruiser WANTED to Buy 0 01-20-2013 12:53 PM
Dadburn 91/30's get addictive Straightshooter2 The Lounge 10 10-13-2012 12:30 PM
Fabrique Nationale Herstal BELGIUM Hi-Power 9mm (LG PICS) rags The Lounge 12 12-04-2010 10:26 PM
WTB FN Herstal Hi Power SFS 40 Out West WANTED to Buy 2 12-31-2009 09:16 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)