Hello-this is my FN 1922 that I picked up today (along with a Beretta M1934 and a Mosin Nagant 91/30)-was a long time getting the addition to my collectors license.
This example was made at FN in Belgium under the German occupation-this type was designated as 'Pistole Modelle 626(b)'-it was the major product made by FN for the Germans with some 350,000 built, mostly for the Luftwaffe.
The FN Browning M1922 was developed as a new service pistol for Yugoslavia, based on the M1910 model with a longer barrel and a larger pistol grip with resultant greater magazine capacity. It soon became a popular type with many armed forces and police forces throughout Europe before, during and after WW2. It was inexpensive and simple to make, reliable and easy to handle but was really just a pocket pistol using a low powered round-either the 7.65mm/.32 ACP or 9mm short/.38 ACP rounds. Production ran from 1923 to 1983.
As this one is in very good nick, at some stage I'll try to get a good German production holster for it which will probably end up costing 50% of the pistol price-'C'este la guerre'.