Baby Browning Renaissance, SN 244nnn, Value?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by gdkenoyer, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. gdkenoyer

    gdkenoyer New Member

    Hi,
    I inherited this little .25. The box, sales receipt and manual are long gone...

    I would be interested in your opinions of its condition and current value.

    I did find another BBR thread, but it's a bit dated.

    Thnx!

    GDKenoyer
     

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  2. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    I would guess that it will bring over $1000.00, even in today's depressed market. It might bring upward of $2000.00 if you have the original box and paperwork, and/or it has the signature stamp of one of FN's premier engravers (like Vrancken) on it somewhere that does not show in the photos.
     

  3. gdkenoyer

    gdkenoyer New Member

    Thanks for the quick response!

    The box, unfortunately, is long gone.

    Where would one look for the engraver's signatures and what would they look like?
     
  4. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Some of FN's engravers may sometimes have actually engraved their signatures or marks; but most signed FN arms (that I have seen) were stamped with the engravers "name stamp" which is usually in tiny block letters, applied to a convenient spot within the engraving. Many, if not most, factory engraved guns were done, at least in part, by apprentices. They are usually not marked with an engraver's name.

    PS - You might try looking under the grips.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  5. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Your pistol in mint condition with pouch/box, papers, etc. books for $2400. Yours would probably bring around $2000.
     
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