Browning 1903 self-loading pistol 9mm

01. Original name Browning Modèle de Guerre (Browning War Model) or Browning Grand Modèle (Browning Large Model)  
02. Other official names FN M1903, FN Mle 1903, Browning No.2  
03. Popular names   
04. Chamberings 9×20mmSR Browning Long  
05. Designed by John Browning  
06. Design date 1902  
07. In service date(s) 1903 to 1980s  
08. Adopted by Sweden, Russian Empire, Ottoman Empire / Turkey, Estonia, Paraguay, El Salvador, Spain, Colombia, Finland  
09. Production quantities 153,173  
10. Mechanism Blowback – semi automatic  
11. Weight 930 g (32.8 oz) unloaded  
12. Mountings Holster and shoulder stock  
13. Practicality in action reliability, accuracy, light weight and quick reloading  
14. Comments / Other information Sweden obtained a license to manufacture a variant of the design for domestic use as the Husqvarna m/1907 and began production in 1917 to meet both military needs and civilian demand. Husqvarna produced military pistols for Colombia when FN was unwilling to resume production in the 1930s. Sweden had manufactured 89,230 pistols when production ended in 1942. Early Husqvarna-produced pistols included the slide marking of either “Browning’s Patent” or “System Browning”. This practice was discontinued after World War I at the insistence of FN, which had been granted the exclusive right to use John Browning’s name for the purpose of firearms marketing. The Swedish military designation was pistol m/07 and it was the standard sidearm until the adoption of the Lahti L-35 (pistol m/40) in 1940 when it was declared substitute standard. The pistol m/07 was taken out of storage and pressed into service in the 1980s as the bolts of the Lahti L-35 pistols started cracking due to the use of a more powerful 9 mm P cartridge (9 mm m/39B, adopted as standard in the 1960s). This was an interim solution until deliveries of the new Glock 17 (pistol m/88) were complete