Friday, October 10, 2014

Browning 1910 FN

Sherm want a true grail gun. One specific gun, the one that was used to assassinate  Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914  The pistol in question was a Browning Model 1910 FN. There's a story, maybe several stories, but the one that seems to fit the facts is that the gun was given to the priest that gave the Archduke his last rites. He kept it, planning an unrealized museum, and it was found years after his death in the possession of his Order.

It is currently on display in the Vienna Military Museum, along with the automobile the Archduke was riding in, and the uniform he was wearing. Here's the weapon in it's current display.

There are a lot of these pistols around, here's a fairly nice one with a buy it now price of $675.00.

The one Sherm wants is unique for the role it played in 20th Century history. I'm not sure how much the museum would want to part with it, but there is no way to price it and it's not currently for sale.

1 comment:

NotClauswitz said...

Thank-you for the Grail-Gun series! I find that most of my guns are really grail-guns of a sort, even the ones I stupidly traded-away...