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Old April 10, 2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Old carbine 22 FN Herstal

Dear forum members: I am new to this forum and this is my first statement, please ask your help in locating the year of manufacture of a carbine 22 that I inherited from my grandfather (who died in 1924), therefore must have been made before that year.
The information I can provide are:
- Registration at the top of the barrel: FACTORY - NATIONALE - HERSTAL - LIEGE - BELGIQUE.
- Registration at the bottom of the canyon, near the camera (I assume is the serial number): 123002
- Registration section at the top of the camera: BREVETE (SGDG).
- As a very simple mechanism carbine (bolt, single shot, rifled barrel) is in good operation and maintenance.
- Its appearance is equal to the FN Herstal Model 1912 in the aspect of the bolt, chamber, barrel and stock (including registration), made in 1933, but this year can not respond to my carbine.
Another aid is for replace missing piece (or pieces) to facilitate removal of the empty case, which I think should stay in a channel in the bottom of the camera, please appreciate information from anyone who knows the shape and characteristics of this piece to try to solve this problem.
Thanking you in advance for your kind response.
Fernando Velarde
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Old April 10, 2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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I would think a model 1912 would have started production in1912.
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Old April 10, 2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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If it looks like this one, it is almost certainly a 1912 FN Brevette .22 Boy's Rifle, aka the FN Brevette Model 12

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Old April 11, 2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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Old Carbine 22 FN Herstal

I sincerely appreciate your information, my carbine is the same as shown in the picture, now I'm sure the model is 1912.
I reiterate my thanks.
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