The FN "Baby" pistol explained

Field dismounting of the FN "Baby" pistol (I)

- Barrel locking principle
- Slide locked by the safety lever
- Separation of the slide assembly from the frame

Field dismounting of the FN "Baby" pistol (II)

- Takedown with striker cocked
- Striker retained by the sear with its spring fully compressed
- Release of the striker and guide
- Two types of striker spring guide
- Recoil spring assembly detached from the frame
- Removal of the barrel out of the slide

Advanced dismounting of the FN "Baby" pistol (I)

- Dismounting of the extractor
- Dismounting of the trigger and lever (connector)
- Structure of the trigger lever

Advanced dismounting of the FN "Baby" pistol (II)

- Dismounting of the safety lever
- Dismounting of the sear
- Dismounting of the magazine safety and catch
- Exploded view and parts legend

Functioning of the FN "Baby" pistol (I)

- How the slide is maintained and guided
- Chambering of a cartridge
- Front pushing edges of the breech face
- Barrel frame junction
- Cocking indicator
- Two models of cocking indicator

Functioning of the FN "Baby" pistol (II)

- How functions the trigger mechanism
- Rotation of the sear and release of the striker
- Extraction and disconnection
- Striker tip protruding in the breech face area for ejection
- Trigger lever disconnection

Functioning of the FN "Baby" pistol (III)

- Functioning of the manual safety
- Locking and unlocking of the sear
- Possibilities of locking of the slide
- No forward third recess in FN made "Baby" model
- Functioning of the magazine safety

Production and markings (I)

- Belgian FN production of the "Baby" model
- Fabrique Nationale "Baby" Model serial numbers by date
- Related page of the FN advertising catalogue of 1937
- 1937 price list of the FN firearms
- Duralumin version of the FN "Baby"
- Serial number locations on the pistol
- Liège proof house markings
- Magazine markings and variations

Production and markings (II)

- FN production marked Browning Arms Company
- French MAB production of the "Baby" model
- St Etienne inspection marking
- PSP and PSA Production of the "Baby" model
- Wikipedia summary about the Bauer Production

"Baby" Browning of unknown maker

FN "Baby" versus FN Model 1906

- FN catalogue of 1937
- "Baby" model magazine versus model 1906
- "Baby" model barrel versus model 1906
- How to select one model or another
- Model 1906 trigger mechanism versus "Baby"
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