9/26/19 - This a very nice and original example of a FN model 1900 pistol, made in about 1907. The original finish rates at 92-94% with high edge wear at most high points, and some finish loss on the trigger guard and front strap. Excellent bore with only minor signs of use. The original grips show some dings and nicks, and the left panel has a surface crack in it. Correct magazine.
The design was presented to arms manufacturer FN Herstal in 1898, with production commencing the following year (then under the designation Modele 1899). In 1900, an improved design featuring primarily a shorter barrel and wider grips was introduced as the M1900. These designations were applied retroactively after FN began manufacture of other Browning pistol designs; initially the M1900 was marketed as simply the "Pistolet Browning" (Browning Pistol). Production ceased only 11 years later, with a total of about 700,000+ units having been produced. United States President Theodore Roosevelt owned a mother of pearl-gripped M1900, which he regularly kept on his person and in his bedside drawer.