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#229304 - 05/20/11 07:08 PM Re: Educate Me On Francotte SxS's [Re: gjw]
Drew Hause Offline

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#229313 - 05/20/11 09:52 PM Re: Educate Me On Francotte SxS's [Re: gjw]
King Brown Offline

Registered: 06/02/02
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Thank you. I get a kick out of carrying his shooter. Well, not quite a shooter: finely engraved boxlock, good condition, all screws untouched.

#229315 - 05/20/11 11:14 PM Re: Educate Me On Francotte SxS's [Re: gjw]
tw Offline

Registered: 09/21/03
Posts: 2137
Loc: Texas
In the interesting things to know catagory; Francotte was at one time larger than FN. They were the single largest arms maker in Belgium, prior to the military contracts for Mausers that made FN. I was told that by the gent that followed Val Browning as president of that company, so not my own research, but I've never questioned it. I have never seen a Francotte that was not well made; their reputation was based on quality products and virtually every one of them received good fit & finish executed by craftsmen that understood both. They were well respected in Europe before VL&D or VL&A ever sold the first one here. That attention to quality remained true through the 1970's and a bit later until their unfortunate demise as a viable entity. There are some real stunners about from the 70's; Grifnee embelished a number of them.

#229328 - 05/21/11 07:31 AM Re: Educate Me On Francotte SxS's [Re: gjw]
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Edited by 2holer (05/21/11 07:34 AM)

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