SCARCE Le Francais Type Armee 9mm Pistol C&R Ok NR
Manumodèle Sold With FRANCO Mark Type Armée Pistol
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
Starting Bid
No Reserve!
13 Bids Bid History
Time Left 15 min rule
Item has Ended
6/3/2017 8:00 PM
Item 648900805
Location Willamina, OR 97396
Priority Mail$40.00
See Item Description
No international shipments
Payment Personal Check, Visa / MasterCard, Discover, USPS Money Order, Certified Check, See Item Description
Checkout Yes, Immediate
Cash Discount The above prices on this item reflect a 3% cash/check discount. This discount is not valid for credit card purchases. Add 3% to the total cost for credit card purchases.
Sales Tax
Seller does not collect sales tax
Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

Please read the Item Characteristics for important listing details.

Another "No Reserve" Penny Auction from Dust 2 Dollars.
Fine Estate & Consignment Firearms!

This auction is for a "VERY SCARCE" Francaise D’Armes ET Cycles De Saint-Etienne manufactured model Le Francais Type Armee semi automatic pistol that is quite scarce and unique. Only about 4,900 Type Armée pistols were ever manufactured between 1928 and 1939. According to Doane, the gun was given its own serial number sequence which began at 5000 and this one wears the serial number 9685. This makes this gun one of the last to be manufactured. Out of the very limited number of these pistols made a small lot were wholesaled by Manumodèle! And those guns are distinguishable by being marked (FRANCO) on top of the slide. These guns are quite rare and seldom seen today making this pistol one of the last ones made and one sold by Manumodèle!

The pistol has proved quite unique to me and I found it quite simple to take down with an interesting design. As you can see in the full sized high resolution pictures below there is a round residing in the bottom of the magazine. To fire this pistol you first push down the lever on the right side of the frame which tips the barrel up. You then remove the round in the bottom of the magazine and load it into the chamber and push the barrel back down. You then can fire the gun and the eight rounds in the removable magazine. You see this is a blow back design with no extractor and with a double action only mechanism.

The pistol is an all matching gun with the exception of the magazine. There are small and light areas of very fine surface pitting as you can see. The rest of the bluing is original and in very fine condition. The checkered rosewood grip panels are in very fine condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The are reinforced with a steel plate on the back and are secured into place with two slotted tabs.  It wears a 5" tip-up barrel with a very fine bore with no issues. The markings are; the barrel is marked; left side (PTb - E in a diamond and ST ETIENNE) with 10 in a circle. The right side (9685), and the bottom (BREVETTE S.G.D.G. / CAL 9 M/M / L. The bottom of the slide is marked 9685 and (8) in a circle and the top "FRANCO".  The right side is stamped; FABRICATION FRANCAISE the left MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE D’ARMES ET CYCLES DE SAINT-ETIENNE. The bottom of the trigger guard is marked; 9685 (6) in a circle and 13. The magazine is marked 7917 and (3) in a circle. The trigger is marked 9685 and (5) in a circle. The takedown knob on the left front of the frame is marked with a circled “11 / D”. The caliber is 9mm Browning Long (9mm x 20 SR).

Shipped fully insured to your FFL or valid C&R holder Priority Mail insured for $40.

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FN America
Le Francais Type Armee - Francaise D’Armes ET Cycles De Saint-Etienne
9mm Browning Long
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