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World War I Pistols: Trench Sweepers

Elite Belgian and French “trench sweepers” used Browning-designed FN and Colt pistols in the perilous job of clearing the trenches of World War I battlefields.

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.

World War I Pistols: Trench Sweepers

Brownings and Rubys Pistols in the Great War

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