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Five Lesser-Known Facts About the FN FAL

Soon after its introduction, Fabrique Nationale (FN) offered an abbreviation for the English speaking world: L.A.R (Light Automatic Rifle). However, this abbreviation never caught on, and instead we commonly pronounce the model by its French language abbreviation F-A-L.

The FN FAL: 5 Facts You Might Not Know

There's a lot to learn about the FN FAL, one of the best battle rifles of the 20th century. Here are a few facts you may not have heard before.

The FN Browning Model 1903

The Model 1903 is the rarest of the military pistols designed by John Browning and produced by Fabrique Nationale.

80 Years of the Belgian High Power

With design input from John Moses Browning and most of the work done by FN’s Dieudonné Saive, the Grand Rendement (High Efficiency) pistol found acceptance with the Belgian military. Eighty years later, we know the pistol it adopted as the Grande Puissance—the High Power.

5 Little-Known Facts About the FN Browning High Power

Is it High-Power or Hi-Power? Learn the answer once and for all from one of the world's foremost authorities on the FN Browning Hi/High Power.

John Moses Browning: The Man Behind the Photographs

So, what was John Moses Browning really like? America’s greatest gun designer’s inventions speak for themselves, but what kind of man was he?

An Inside Look At The FNS Compact Pistol

The FN America FNS series now includes a Compact model that is more than just a full-size with its frame sawn in half—and it is made in South Carolina.

Filling a Niche: FN's Early Side-by-Sides

Best known for producing the John Browning-designed Auto-5 semi-automatic and Superposed over-under shotguns, Belgium’s Fabrique Nationale also made side-by-side double guns. And they had nothing to do with John Browning.

The FN Browning 1910 Pistol and The Great War

On June 28, 1914, seven students in Sarajevo set out to assassinate Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Armed with bombs and four FN Model 1910 pistols, they set in motion one of the world’s greatest conflicts.

Sorting Out The Littlest Brownings

Collectors and dealers frequently confuse the FN Browning Vest Pocket, Baby Browning, Model 1905, and Model 1906 pistols by misidentifying two distinct FN Browning pistols.

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