Standard configuration Armand Gavage with 3 inch barrel whose recoil system was very similar to the FN1900 in having a separately marked recoil spring in a tube above the barrel. Fixed front and notched rear sight. Single action blowback, having a dismounting lever on the left side of the frame and a separate safety lever at rear. Right side of the barrel, slide, and frame with Belgian proofs, along with caliber. Full serial number 1458 at rear. Fitted with hard rubber panels having encircled A/G over a finely checkered bordered field. Bottom magazine release, the unmarked magazine having 6 indicator holes and a fixed enclosed floorplate.
Armand Gavage, Belgian pistol, intermingled with Nazi accepted guns, this one for commercial sale in France
Near excellent, with 95% original rust blue, the trigger retaining most of its nickled plating. Comparable condition hard rubber grips, with a scattering of very light handling marks. No discernable cracks. Comparable condition magazine. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Although collectors are focused on the Na*i accepted Armand Gavage pistols, unadulterated commercial examples are even harder to find!