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Old 01-14-2020, 09:04 AM   #1
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Incoming French Service Pistols?

I have to wonder if Surplus French Service Pistols are inbound to U.S. shores. The French have just adopted a new service handgun, so maybe some arsenals will get cleared out. Selling surplus pistols and rifles to the U.S. Market has always been an option for European governments.

https://www.tactical-life.com/news/g...5-french-army/
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:24 PM   #2
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They're currently using Beretta 92's. I'll bet Beretta is going to do whatever they can to keep those from coming to the US.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:35 PM   #3
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Unless they disposed of them elsewhere, the French have a LOT of FN of Belgium BHP & "1st Model" Beretta 92S pistols, as well as Model 10 S&W.

I'd buy another pair of BHP if I could.

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DavidE,

Unless they disposed of them elsewhere, the French have a LOT of FN of Belgium BHP & "1st Model" Beretta 92S pistols, as well as Model 10 S&W.

I'd buy another pair of BHP if I could.

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Didn't they also have some Smith 547s--9mm?
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Didn't they also have some Smith 547s--9mm?

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I just don't know that answer. = SORRY.

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Before someone else says it...

"Only dropped once..."
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:32 AM   #7
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Snake,

I recall a shipment of 547's in the '80's...that is if I'm recalling ANYTHING these days.


So all in all, it would be VERY nice to dance through French armories.
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I was just about to ask what's an average number of drops on used French handguns?

IIRC, and the source was good, the French S&W's had a manual safety.
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:18 PM   #9
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William R. Moore,

THANKS for the info.

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It may have been a subtle safety. Someone here in the US figured out that if you moved the thumb piece very slightly forward, the bolt would block the hammer. With a wee bit of machine work, the back of thumb piece could move upward into a notch and act as a safety. Wiping the thumb piece back to normal position would move it off safe. Per my source, a patent was issued on the system.
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