The FN Browning 1903 is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in 7.65x17mm SR Browning (.32 ACP) and 9x20mm SR Browning Long (now obsolete). The Model 1903 is an improved version of the Model 1900. Both were designed by John Browning, who is credited for designing the ubiquitous 1911 pistol, for FN Herstal, but it was also produced by Colt.
The 1903 is different in that it has a longer barrel and slide, so it was more accurate, and it had a manual safety lever mounted on the left-hand side. Otherwise it had similar features such as all steel construction and a single-action trigger.
The 1903 had become a standard issue sidearm for several forces around the world and the US. it was used during both WWI and WWII, but it was also used by the fictional character James Bond in the novel License Renewed.
|Capacity:||7 or 9|
|Features:||Manual safety lever; and blowback operating system|