Cased Model 1903 Browning Pistol : Major R G Casey, 1 Division Headquarters, AIF

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL/02810
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Plastic, Steel
Place made Belgium
Date made c 1910
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Cased Model 1903 Browning semi automatic pistol. Top slide left side marked FABRIQUE-NATIONALE-D'ARMES de GUERRE.HERSTAL-BELGIQUE BROWNING'S PATENT. Black checkered grips with the FN trade mark in the top quarter. The pistol is contained in a brown leather case 235x140x50 mm with R.G.C. stamped in back on the outside lid. The case is lined in green baize and contains also two magazines, a wire cleaning brush and a small oil bottle marked on the bottom G&J.W.HAWKSLEY. On the outside of the case is a small carry handle with two surrounding leather straps.

History / Summary

This pistol was carried by Major Richard Gardiner Casey, DSO, MC., who became Lord Casey of Berwick and the City of Westminster and later Governor-General of Australia.

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