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Thread: Serial Number 10 from the Belgian Military Trials a FN High-Power Pistol at auction

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    Serial Number 10 from the Belgian Military Trials a FN High-Power Pistol at auction

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    Great post. Were there separate, earlier trials for the French military?

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    For the record, our rules do not allow links to auctions. Subject to review by John, in consideration of the potential historic interest in this pistol we'll make an exception and leave this thread up, but please remember the rule in the future. If something else like this comes up in the future, please contact John for permission before posting an auction link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Coffee View Post
    Great post. Were there separate, earlier trials for the French military?
    Yes. The Hi-Power did not win, and was further developed and refined after the failure to win acceptance in the French trials.
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    @Hawkmoon: Are the guns from the French trials still around?

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    Je ne sais pas.

    [French for "I don't know."]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    Je ne sais pas.

    [French for "I don't know."]
    Je comprends.

    [French for "Roger that, skipper."]

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    Auction Date was: August 26, 2022

    Extremely Rare Prototype, Earliest Known, Serial Number 10 Belgian Military Trials Fabrique Nationale "Grand Rendement"/High-Power Semi-Automatic Pistol with Early Oval Ejection Port

    Price Realized: $ 44,063

    Estimated Price: $14,000 - $22,500

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    I thought the French name for it was "Grande Puissance" -- which is why it was also called the GP-35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    I thought the French name for it was "Grande Puissance" -- which is why it was also called the GP-35.

    "Grand Rendement" was an early name for it. "Grand Puissance" was the final name. That's my understanding.


    Forgotten Weapons ---> https://www.forgottenweapons.com/before-the-high-power-was-the-fn-grand-rendement/
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