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That's a very scarce pistol indeed.
I don't recall to have seen one in this board before yours.
I also would love to see the other side.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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1899 is definitely very rare in the U.S. Not sure the situation in Europe. I bet it's rare there as well. If I remembered right, only 1 instance was for public sale on gunsamerica.com in recently years.

Earlier this year, RIAC sold a Russian contract FN 1900 nickel pistol in VG shape. That one is also rare.
 

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Both are Model 1899 pistols. Can you email me the serial numbers? I keep data on all surviving Model 1899 pistols. There have been a surprising amount of Model 1899 pistols changing hands this past year. I noted four which is far more than what I usually see in a year.
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I sold a model 1900 with the stock, both mags and cleaning rod (all matching numbers, if I remember correctly only one mag was numbered but the rod and long mag were numbered). One scratch otherwise 98%+. Sold it to a guy from Illinois who was at the little Michigan farm town gun show.

Kind of miss the rig but it paid for part of my wedding back in 2001, still married so making some correct decisions.
(I kept the KU luger that came with the Browning, still one of my prized possesions. Both came back with the same vet, he died and the family sold them. In retrospect I would have asked for more of the vets details to help with the KU story)

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Hi Anthony, I report for you about my ' A4075 " after publication your first book and I so you add this number in second book, but my new additions "6329" not in your data base. I hope it help.
BRGS
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Many years ago I sold 1899 serial number 21 cased to Joe Schroeder. It was one of the pistols that strangely NEVER showed up at the Julia Auction. I was hoping to buy it back.
 

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Many years ago I sold 1899 serial number 21 cased to Joe Schroeder. It was one of the pistols that strangely NEVER showed up at the Julia Auction. I was hoping to buy it back.
You must not be familiar with my books as the pistol, No. 21, has been featured in each book.
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Hi Anthony, I report for you about my ' A4075 " after publication your first book and I so you add this number in second book, but my new additions "6329" not in your data base. I hope it help.
BRGS
Alexey
Hello Alexey and Roberto,
Thank you for sharing your serial numbers. I will add them to the databases.
Thanks again
Anthony
 

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Hi Anthony, No, I am afraid I do not own any of your books, but yes, I am very familiar with your excellent work. I have been concentrating on my collection of flare pistols for many years now, and have cut down considerably on my book purchases. I have not owned more than a handful of FN's in at least 20 years.
 

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Many years ago I sold 1899 serial number 21 cased to Joe Schroeder. It was one of the pistols that strangely NEVER showed up at the Julia Auction. I was hoping to buy it back.
Curiously, can you remember the price that you sold #21 at that time?

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Some classic items appeared in a few publications. Another example is C96 #743, its color pictures are printed 2009 "Astra Firearms", that's the latest. The same gun was printed on 1985 Erickson & Pate book, but serial number recorded wrong. Yet the same gun was presented on 1974 "Gun Collector's Digest" by Joe S. Initially, I was surprised, "how many of these survived?", but after looking at detail, "oh...different pictures, same gun" :)
 

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Welcome Anthony, very happy to have you here. Your avatar is great!

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Thanks, many folks that I have dealt with over the years are on here, but I can not recognize their user name...

The avatar is FN's 1930 poster by MILO MARTINET for the M.86 Sport Motorcycle. Sadly enough when the factory sent out the posters to their dealers, they decided to fold them. Only folded ones appear to exist. Collecting period FN posters is another time consuming and expensive venture!
 

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Some classic items appeared in a few publications. Another example is C96 #743, its color pictures are printed 2009 "Astra Firearms", that's the latest. The same gun was printed on 1985 Erickson & Pate book, but serial number recorded wrong. Yet the same gun was presented on 1974 "Gun Collector's Digest" by Joe S. Initially, I was surprised, "how many of these survived?", but after looking at detail, "oh...different pictures, same gun" :)[/QUOTE]

Yes indeed, I have been keeping a databases (now 7000+) serial numbers of specialty FN pistols over a period of 15+ years. Some just keep cycling from one owner to another, just when I think I spotted another survivor, I find out that it just changed hands. The interesting ones are those that are recorded and than appear again with added/altered WaA or other markings.
 
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