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Browning ???

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by codydog, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. codydog

    codydog New Member

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    Another one I have no idea what it is. Tell me what you know, and what it is worth if you will. Much appreciated.

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  2. wpage

    wpage Active Member

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    Anything Browning is Gold!
    That is a work of Industrial Art. Belgium made Browning pistols are highly valued and that is a beauty. .380 is not the best caliber. However my guess is dependent on the collector $400 to $800 range.
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    This appears to be a Browning Model 1922 engraved in the Renaissance style, and I have no doubt it was done at the Browning factory. It has a value in the $3000 range.
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  4. Jim K

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    It is not really a Model 1922, but a Model 10/71, a gun specifically designed to meet the U.S. import criteria of GCA '68. That law effectively banned import of the Model 1910 and the Baby Browning and the 1922 was out of production and could not meet the standards with the regular sights. So, FN came up with what amounted to a 1922, but with target sights and the slide made in one piece instead of the barrel bushing of the Model 1922. It was imported by Browning Arms Co, from 1971-1974.

    The Renaissance version, seen here, will run around $2150-2200 in new condition. The Model 10/71, note, was not part of the Renaissance set, which included a Model 1910 in .380.

    Jim
  5. codydog

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    Jim,

    I am sorry but I think you confused me. This is not a 1922 but a 10/71. But the last paragraph you say "The renaissance verson, seen here" and then go on to say "The Model 10/71, note, was not part of the Renaissance set".

    So if I read this right, its a 10/71 that is not part of the renaissance version, but you say (I assume my pictures) seen here is the Renaissance version. Anyway if you would not mind, can you clarify where I went wrong?

    You are saying this gun I own is worth about $2150 if in new condition, right?
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    I like what wpage said and will take it off your hands for 500. :)

    Super nice looking piece but you're not really going to sell it are you?
  7. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    The renaissance set was a high power 9mm, a 1910 .380, and a Baby .25, in a cased 3 gun set.
    Your 10/71 is a Renaissance version.
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    QUESTION ? i know it came in a 3 gun set but could these be bought seperate ? i come across a lot of hi-powers and baby brownings like this but hardly ever a 380 .
  9. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    The guns could be purchased separately.
  10. codydog

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    Can you point me to a photo of a set (of three)? I have the baby browning, I am not sure what 9mm you are referring to. If one had the set, is it worth more than each, or just the sum of each?
  11. Jim K

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    You can find a picture and a set for sale at

    http://www.gunsinternational.com/Browning-Renaissance-Pistol-Set.cfm?gun_id=100137170

    The sets seem to run at least $1000 more than the guns individually and of course the set has the three gun case.

    Hi, codydog, Sorry for the confusion, but both statements are correct. There was a Renaissance version of the 10/71, which is shown above. But the three gun Renaissance sets were made before GCA '68 and before there ever was a 10/71, and no sets were ever made with it; the Renaissance version of the 10/71 was sold only individually, not as part of any set. The Renaissance set included the Model 1910, not the 10/71 or the 1922.

    As for "9mm", there were two 9mm guns in the set, the BHP in 9mm Parabellum (9mm Luger) and the Model 1910 in 9mm Browning Short (.380 ACP).

    Jim
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