During both World Wars the company was sequestered and under German control.
Loewe was selected after FN engineers had explored buying their machinery in the U. Instead it was more a source of aggravation for the Germans, as they could not get production up to desired significant numbers prior to 1943.
Because no research was done for decades, the first Browning pistol is often credited to the FN Browning 1900.
Just like distinguishing the 18 models, it is important to call a pistol by its correct designation.
The confusion with FN Mauser models originated with the 1930s FN Catalogs, which often showed the 24/30 nomenclature.
The PP pistols were made in one of the former Soviet countries and are available with any marking or manufacturers marking at extra cost.
Somebody ordered a batch of these pistols with FNs older legal name marked on the slide, this was done solely to mislead buyers / collectors into believing that they were getting a genuine FN made gun. Belgian law-enforcement agencies did not use the PP or PPK.FN never produced the PP and these were not made for the Belgian police as often claimed in U. FN has always been a Belgian company, from its inception up to the World Wars.It should be noted that the company did endure a German majority take-over from 1896 to 1914.A-5 Belgium, 12 gauge, 2 3/4 inch, 2,000,000 Commemorative Model, 1612 of 2500, 28 inch, Modified, Vent Rib barrel, in correct Black Hard Case. Please do not email us unsolicited photographs of an item or gun you are trying to identify or date.Loewe had no influence or control in the establishment of FN. manufacturers did not want to modify and make the machinery on metric specifications.