Browning Model 1903 Pistol

Place Middle East: Mesopotamia
Accession Number RELAWM15857
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Plastic, Steel
Place made Belgium
Date made c 1910
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Browning Model 1903 semi automatic pistol. The top slide is engraved with the Turkish Sultan's crest and an Arabic number. The Fabrique Nationale manufacturer details are on the left side with Brownings Patent. The grips are black plastic with the FN trade mark. It has a seven shot magazine and a rear grip safety catch. It is contained in a British Pattern 1937 webbing holster that is marked inside the flap with an arrow within a C (Canadian manufacture) and in black ink Creishton.

History / Summary

This pistol was taken from a Turkish officer in Mesopotamia.

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