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This pistol isn't a HiPower but can't find a catagory it fits under.

I wound up with the FN Browning 1910 in .32 cal. It also came with a .380 bbl and magazine. The former owner says it fires OK with the .380 set up but only with ball ammo. Hollow points don't cycle reliably.
Does anyone have any experience with such a set up?
I fired 50 rounds of .32 and no problems. Good little shooter. I'm hesitant to put the .380 bbl on without knowing if it is harmful to the action.

Advice welcome.
 

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Hey i got a fn 1922 model 7.65 which is similar...i have fired 32.acp {winchester} (looks like small .40cal) and 7.65 browning {fiocchi} (looks like small 9mm) ....personally i enjoy shooting it...it is small and compact and still fairly consistant in grouping considering its old age....blue is original so its a bit dull but its okay...i wouldnt consider re-bluing...

...put a picture up of yours if you can.

...i dont have a close up one but i will get one...
 

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sorry cant help much with you .380/.32 dilemma, but its cool to know you have a 1910! here is a distant picture of my 1922...just under FN49 and above HP 9mm

By fnshooter, shot with FE190/X750 at 2007-09-20
 

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I had one , made in 1967, traded it quite a while back. Used it as my secondary weapon on my first cop job(back in the stone age!)

It worked good in both calibers. I only shot it in .32 once or twice, but I put a bunch of .380 thru it. If your has no value as a collector....all you have to do in most cases is polish the ramp and it'll feed hollows like a champ.

I normally use a drum on a dremel ...start with 360 grit and end with 500. finish it off with a little burnishing drum and simichrome polish and it'll look like a mirror.

Don't worry about the mainspring, it'll work for both.
 

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The 1910 is a very under-rated pistol. I love mine!! I don't have the .380 conversion, but the pistol was designed so that the only changes was the barrel and recoil spring. You should be able to get the spring at Numrich Gun Parts.


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Yes you can change the barrels from 380 to 32 auto or vice-versa. Sometimes the same magazine will work both ways. These are recoil operated and the recoil spring should be changed every few 1000 rds. As far as for protection stick with ball ammo for penatration . Use FIO or SB its hotter. With these loads the 32 auto will best 1000fps and get 15" penatration. The wolf spring works great. Both my wife and I carry 1910's. I had a pancake holster made for mine and my wife use's a Galco belly band at 5 o'clock. Both with ball 380 and ball 32. I prefer the 32auto 1910. It was John Brownin's favorite pistol and he had it on him till the day he died. Great accurate fast shooting automatic. Don,t waste your time on HP ammo it's ineffective in these cal's,go for the pentration. And yes the 32 auto will out penatrate a 380 ball rd. For this reason the German military picked the 32 auto over the 380 for military service. The round had to go through a horse's skull to put it down and helmet. The 380 would not.
 

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Well, since this thread is about the FN-Browing 1910 I thought this new topic might interest everyone. Does anyone know much about the FN-Browning 1910 v. DWM Model 22 comparison? LeftSide.jpg RightSide.jpg Layout.jpg It appears to be common knowledge that the DWM Model 22 is a copy of the FN 1910. But how close a copy? What parts will interchange? Attached are some photos of my DWM Model 22; .32acp pocket hammerless. This is an early model (circa 1910) with the walnut grips. SR#163. I welcome your comments. Thanks, Jack
 

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Well, since this thread is about the FN-Browing 1910 I thought this new topic might interest everyone. Does anyone know much about the FN-Browning 1910 v. DWM Model 22 comparison? View attachment 20364 View attachment 20365 View attachment 20366 It appears to be common knowledge that the DWM Model 22 is a copy of the FN 1910. But how close a copy? What parts will interchange? Attached are some photos of my DWM Model 22; .32acp pocket hammerless. This is an early model (circa 1910) with the walnut grips. SR#163. I welcome your comments. Thanks, Jack
Whoops! My DWM was made in 1921 not 1910. It is a copy of the FN Browning Model 1910. Sorry, Jack
 

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FN Browning 1900 Parts needed

Don't know how to use this forum so please excuse me. looking for any help in locating
following parts for a FN Browning 1900 .32 cal

Recoil spring
Magazine spring
7 round magazine Gratzi, Nicola





 

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In reference to the original question. The barrel is the only part that needs be be exchanged for an effective caliber change. There is no 7.65 and 9mm spring, both are identical. The magazines are the same as well only the amount of view holes differ. See more in FN BROWNING PISTOLS, SIDEARMS THAT SHAPED WORLD HISTORY
 
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