WW2 FN Browning M1922 With Vet Story & Other Guns!

WW2 FN Browning M1922 With Vet Story & Other Guns!

Today, we have a great veteran story about Robert Maclin who captured a Belgian FN Browning Model 1922 at the end of WW2. Also featured in this video is a very rare Duraluminum Sauer 38h, a private retailer Walther PPK, RJ Walther PP, Krieghoff Luger, 1914 Erfurt Artillery Luger, and a mint Watlher Model 4.

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  1. John-Paul Silke on March 25, 2023 at 3:06 am

    Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. Also I love the bring backs, especially the signed flag. The gun is a very close second though.

  2. pedro tomΓ© on March 25, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Hi! Somehow long long ago one of these guns came to my hands. It belonged to a high navy officer that died during one night in his home, due to a brain trouble. He left some curious firearms, something rare in the country I am in. One of them was this model F.N. with waffenstamps, and plastic grips ( or they looked like it ). It was in an incredible good conditions except for the magazine that was missing😒. I belive it could be fired with success, but no one did that. How it ended here in Portugal, I do not know.

  3. Lance Irvin on March 25, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I dont like the shorts but u must keep up with the times. As for guns and historic guns it seems completely antithetical ! Its about the story and the provenance. Fuck the algorithms that is exactly the point of your business.

  4. Andrew Macdonald on March 25, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Absolutely fascinating.

  5. Entertain Me on March 25, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Hey Tom, you’ve said in previous videos that you’ve been collecting Lugers for 30+ years—do you ever wonder how many Lugers that you acquire and sell are ones that you’ve previously acquired and sold over your career as a dealer? πŸ€” Surely you don’t keep a detailed log of every serial number of every example that you’ve come into possession of for 30 years…

  6. FirearmsEnthusiast on March 25, 2023 at 3:15 am

    It is sad because Bob and his comrades thought they were making the world a better place but when you look around today it makes you think that maybe General Patton was right and that we fought and defeated the wrong enemy in Europe.

  7. steve shoemaker on March 25, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Amazing gun comeback and others…..Thanks Tom…..ShoeπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  8. Jeff Stone on March 25, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Sometimes German officers were allowed to keep their side arms to control the men (German soldiers )that they had surrendered. Good order and discipline. Later after the German soldiers were put into POW camps the German officers would surrender their side arms at that time. This was at the very end of the war when the German army was collapsing and running towards the western front in order to surrender to the Americans rather than to the Russians.

  9. jtgall1 on March 25, 2023 at 3:19 am

    I’m flabbergasted!

  10. Peter Gremmer on March 25, 2023 at 3:19 am

    R.J. = current day DOJ

  11. Joe Crawford on March 25, 2023 at 3:22 am


  12. Mr Mr on March 25, 2023 at 3:22 am

    β€œBM.. bowel movement” πŸ’©, gold πŸ˜‚

  13. Jensen William on March 25, 2023 at 3:30 am

    Thank s Tom for your short!!!!
    And I also like 22 short !!!

  14. Scifi Master on March 25, 2023 at 3:32 am

    Thanks Bob!

  15. T Bass Bone on March 25, 2023 at 3:33 am

    History Channel why have you not picked up Tom yet for his new show "I like Guns from the Past, what’s wrong with that?". I think its a catchy title. Seriously Tom brings so much value to the channel with his insight, knowledge, story telling and humor. Don’t kid yourselves these things are not easy to create. Thanks Tom. I wish I could buy something. πŸ™‚ Tod

  16. Piotr Mroz on March 25, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Thanks for sharing.
    These two destroyed tanks were German Panthers

  17. Al Hodge on March 25, 2023 at 3:34 am


  18. Dave Barrowcliffe on March 25, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Two different German officers. One is Luftwaffe, the other is Heer. Different cap badges and different decorations. Both look like Leutnants from the shoulder boards, possibly captains, but it’s impossible to say what branch of the Army the Heer (army) officer belongs to in a monochrome photo. Can’t see the ‘Waffenfarb’ or colour of the piping of the Army officer.

  19. Axel Reunis on March 25, 2023 at 3:35 am

    It’s not made by "FN Browning"…
    It’s made by the Fabrique Nationale (FN) d’Armes de Guerre in Herstal, Belgium.
    And it’s obviously a Browning patent.

  20. KrockpotBroccoli on March 25, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Splendiferous presentation.

  21. Lance Irvin on March 25, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Ok why didn’t u take the model 4 apart? If any doubt about its finnish you take them apart and show us the often missed parts. Such a rare gun with your rare knowledge………….

  22. Francine Smith on March 25, 2023 at 3:36 am

    US didn’t fight the war

  23. 6omega2 on March 25, 2023 at 3:36 am

    The German officer shown at 4:45 is Luftwaffe. The one shown at 4:53 is Heer (Army). You have two different German officers going on there.

  24. Grey Tallcloud on March 25, 2023 at 3:38 am

    do you have any old beater frames kicking around? I have many slides but no frames or lowers for old milsurp pistols?I dont care if they are rough>?and of course ffl. I have at least 6 pistols I need beater frames for

  25. Felix on March 25, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I’m sad there are few German guns in that condition here in Germany.

  26. Francine Smith on March 25, 2023 at 3:42 am

    hides out the war they are cowards.

  27. Douglas Hummel on March 25, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Great video. My Father was a SSgt with the 99th Inf Div, 395th K Comp. He served from 42-46, receiving the Bronze Star during his service.

  28. Lord J. on March 25, 2023 at 3:45 am

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am literally waiting to finish this video so I can start the dishes! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  29. Foch DiSchitt on March 25, 2023 at 3:46 am

    I can’t stand tiktok or youtube shorts. Tiktok users have no attention span and are just as unintelligent and uncouth in real life.

  30. Brown Green on March 25, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Do the American signatures increase or decrease the value of the Nazi flag? I have also heard that the really big flags are worth less because they are impossible to display. I have a nice 3’x5′ Nazi flag my father brought back in 1945.

  31. Ninoslav Trifunovic on March 25, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Model 1910/22 is developed for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (9 mm short/kurz or .380 auto) and with the shorter model, Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand is Sarajevo…

  32. Neal Scroggs on March 25, 2023 at 3:49 am

    The picture at 5:09 shows a Heer (Army) officer, probably a hauptmann (captain). His buttons are the painted pot-metal type rather than the fancy shiny ones, so he’s not very high in the chain of command. The photo at 4:44 shows a Luftwaffe (Air Force) officer, probably an oberst (colonel) or higher because he’s wearing a dagger, which as I understand it, was only authorized for field-grade officers. Too bad the picture is such poor quality because Luftwaffe uniforms show the rank on the collar as well as on the epaulets. The Luftwaffe man also has a lot of decorations, including what might be an Iron Cross, 1st class. (Note the neck ribbon in the buttonhole.) The IC1 medal was worn on the tunic below the breast pocket on the left, and there’s something pinned to his tunic at that position. The IC2 and the Knight’s Cross medals were worn around the neck, though IC2 winners wore the medal only for photographs, not during actual duty, just the ribbon in the buttonhole. Not so the KC medal. Its winners wore them even in combat. The man shown at 5:09 has no evidence of an Iron Cross award.

  33. Bernardo H on March 25, 2023 at 3:52 am

    I am deeply over whelmed!!!

  34. Stone Blue on March 25, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Great film today, many thanks to our veterans.
    That was notable to be able to see all those names and the towns they were from on that captured flag. So much history.

  35. Freedom and what have you on March 25, 2023 at 3:54 am

    love your content, i live in Harrisburg, hoping one day to check out your place of business, i would like to start collecting older firearms

  36. John Lawson on March 25, 2023 at 3:54 am

    The first German officer appears to be Luftwaffe, note the 4 badges on the left side of his tunic, the next two photos appear to be the same Heer officer, note 3 badges on the left side of the tunic. My guess would be that they are captured photos, not posed for the GI.

  37. chaseru on March 25, 2023 at 3:55 am

    7.65 BM? The B is likely ‘Browning’ as the round in Europe was generally referred to as ‘7.65 Browning’. Not sure about the ‘M’ maybe ‘Model’. Again you would see ‘7.65 Browning Model’, but usually connected with the FN 1910/1922.

  38. tiredlawdog on March 25, 2023 at 3:56 am

    I had to pause the video several times while looking for the dictionary.

  39. SilverSaxon on March 25, 2023 at 3:56 am

    You said the 1922 (sometimes referred to as 1910/22) was also produced in 9mm but that’s a little misleading. They were produced in 7.65mm (.32 acp) and 9mm Kurz, abbreviated as 9mmk (.380acp). While 9mm is technically true, to my knowledge it was never produced in 9x19mm caliber.

  40. circleeh on March 25, 2023 at 3:58 am

    aaahh, ok, first 5 seconds there’s a blutflag in my face. hhhihh.. long story, No ethical amateur collector has a legitimate reason to possess those things, Military-specific researchers and historians, Yes – someone like a "State Senator Buck Snort ( R- Deerfield, Va.)? YOUR local Sheriff? Who has any purpose in having those things?

  41. Simon Jones on March 25, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Stupendously eloquently spoken Tom

  42. Mesh Frequency on March 25, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Wow great video. Felt like 5 videos in one!

  43. Marko Wasovic-Glisic on March 25, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Hello. Can you make video about CZ-38 . That is rare and very ugly gun make only in 40-50.000 pieces .

  44. Lance Irvin on March 25, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Ur my authority on walthers step up!

  45. Panzermeister36 on March 25, 2023 at 4:02 am

    I was indeed doing the dishes while watching this, how did you know? πŸ˜›

  46. Klaus Von Schmit on March 25, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Having a BM is much better than having ED!
    Just saying.. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

  47. Britta Kriep on March 25, 2023 at 4:03 am

    A note to 7, 65 Browning ( .32 ACP) used by german military and armed officials of civilian administration. In 1892 German military used the at its introduction outdated Revolvers M79 and M83 in 10,6 mm Deutsche Ordonnanz. German police? Was not centralized , every state had its own police, mostly in towns the town police ( and especially in larger towns few detectives) and in villages and small towns the rural police. Also in imperial Germany every village and small town had relicts of ,old police’ ( town criers, nightwatchmen, field guards). Most uniformed policemen carried ( like Great Brittain), no firearm, only a saber ( short by foot police, long by mounted police). Now in 1892 highest real prussian policeman hold a speech in prussian Parlament: More and more criminals use firearms, we policemen also need firearms! This caused three things: a) Up to 1913 every regular german policeman got a firearm. b) Civilians need a Waffenschein ( CCW licence) c) Blankguns had been up to 2008 licencefree.
    The firearms used by police, customs and tax service had been not regulated. Pistols had been in 9mm Parabellum/ Luger ( customs service), 7, 65 Browning ( police), revolvers , used by some Departements either in .320 or 10,6 german ordonnance ( some rural bavarian policemen vsrried Werder pistol, single shot 11,5 mm Werder up to 1918!). After 1919 this revolvers came out of use.
    The pistols in 7,65 Browning had been in both worldwars only , Hilfspistolen’ ( Auxillary-/ Substitute pistols) , because there had been not enough pistols in 9mm Parabellum/ Luger. The 9mm Browning kurz/ .380 ACP was in Germany not common, and the military prefered 7,65 Browning , because in 1"/ 25 mm wood board test, 7,65 had better penetration.

  48. Ranger Up on March 25, 2023 at 4:03 am

    A whole bunch of photos and yapping of everything except the pistol in question.

  49. Lance Irvin on March 25, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Eclectic not egeletic = varied

  50. Gazal Al Shaqab on March 25, 2023 at 4:06 am

    This Krieghoff is a sweetheart!
    I just LOVE the mat finish inside "the ear"… can’t help it, even if it is German (I’m joking).
    THANKS for showing!