Hungarian Weapons - Frommer Handguns
|Manufactured by Fegyver és Gépgyár R.T., Budapest, 1910-12|
Marked: 'Fegyvergyar' or 'F.G.GY'
Type: recoil operated automatic pistol
Calibers: 7.65mm Roth, or 7.65mm Frommer Short, or 9mm Short
Length overall: 186mm [7.32"]
Barrel: 100mm [3.94"] rifled
Weight unladen: 635g [22.4oz]
Magazine: 8-round detachable box
|A final version of the M1901-vintage design, this was an improvement of the M1906 with a new grip
safety in the back strap of the butt. Although production of the M1906 and M1910 Frommers lasted until the beginning of WW1, less than 10,000 were made.
It was most widely used by the Magyar Csendőrség (Hungarian Gendarmerie)|
Two years later in 1912 Frommer submitted his most succesful pistol design, the Frommer Stop.
A Hungarian newspaper advertisement cca. 1910, translated:
This is the only pistol on the world, which has its chamber locked in the back like the most modern military rifles, providing its shooter with
Fegyver- és Gépgyár R.-T.
Available in all fine gunstores here and in foreign countries
Estimated M1910 serial number ranges:
1910 - 1000-3000 1911 - 3000-6000 1912 - 6000-10000