FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by Wollychop » 23 Jan 2009, 06:17

Yes, quite a bit more.

It is quite rare and it is a collector's item.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by Cyberfly » 23 Jan 2009, 09:19

Actually, they're yanking your chain. It's practically worthless.
I'll give ya $5 for it! :D

Seriously, it's rare, and you have yourself quite a find there. Most would keep her in a safe as an investment. If you're not the type to keep a safe queen, offer it up for sale or even to trade. You might be surprised what you're offered for a gem like that.
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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by jeffb » 07 Feb 2009, 10:40

Thank you for the information. I would sell it. If anyone is interested in it please let me know.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by Tombstone » 07 Mar 2009, 00:26

jmz5 wrote:FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Five-seveN USG (United States Government)

This is the most recent version of the Five-seveN. The USG keeps the features incorporated in the IOM, such as the magazine disconnect ("magazine safety"), single action trigger, and tall adjustable sights, but has some differences. These include a square (i.e. conventionally shaped) trigger-guard, checkered grip pattern, and a larger, reversible magazine release. There has been some confusion between the IOM and USG. Just remember once again that no matter what your user's documents call your Five-seveN, if it has the square trigger guard it is a USG. According to FN, the name mixup is due to the transition between the IOM and USG versions. USG pistols labeled "IOM" or "IOM USG" aren't any different than USG's labeled "USG". An average price for a USG is about $800.


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Specifications

Weight Empty.................. 1.4 lbs.
Weight Loaded................ 1.6 lbs.
Height.............................. 5.4 in.
Barrel Length................... 4.8 in.
O/A Length....................... 8.2 in.
Sight Radius..................... 6.9 in.
Max Gun Width................. 1.4 in.
Max Grip Thickness........... 1.2 in.
Max Grip Circumference.... 6.0 in.
Trigger Pull....................... 5.5 lbs.
Trigger Span..................... 2.9 in.


These specifications and dimensions apply to all of the Five-seveN variants currently available, with the exception of the trigger pull on the DAO Five-seveN variant being heavier at about 10-14 lbs. Please note that (despite the rumors going around) a Five-seveN compact variant is not being planned at this time.
Well,

I guess I have the USG. It is clearly marked on the box and IOM, but the pictures tell the tale.
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Mine is black and I was lucky to find it at a Gun Show here in Miami recently for $899. Bass Pro Shops had it on sale for $849 and I ordered one there, but after six weeks of waiting and no clear answer as to when it might arrive, I grabbed the one new in the box at the Gun Show and canceled the one at Bass Pro. :furious:

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by fatherfoof » 07 Mar 2009, 06:09

Smart move. Bass in the net worth 3 at Bass Pro... oh there I go misquoting again. Don't get old. :laugh:
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Post by Tombstone » 07 Mar 2009, 07:29

fatherfoof wrote:Smart move. Bass in the net worth 3 at Bass Pro... oh there I go misquoting again. Don't get old. :laugh:

I am old. 56 and have CRS Big Time!

Plus I don't understand a word you just said? :?:
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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by DV8R » 19 May 2009, 22:41

found a usg with fixed sights at local gunshow this weekend but were'nt night sights.novak style but alot longer due to filling up the slide..looks good but pretty dumb idea considering how much point of impact difference there is at 25"with just the different fn ammo.not to mention ea or reloads.i would think fixed sights a bad idea unless shooting only one type of ammo and setting accordingly.

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Post by GT1R390 » 20 May 2009, 06:43

DV8R wrote:found a usg with fixed sights at local gunshow this weekend but were'nt night sights.novak style but alot longer due to filling up the slide..looks good but pretty dumb idea considering how much point of impact difference there is at 25"with just the different fn ammo.not to mention ea or reloads.i would think fixed sights a bad idea unless shooting only one type of ammo and setting accordingly.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by Ran » 13 Jun 2009, 22:26

Sadly I'm a bit of a noob to the forum world in general but I'll try to fit in the best I can. I'm curious on where I could find the best deal on one of these and which model I should aim for. I'm not much for collecting but now that I'm back on top of things it's time to reset up my home defense and also get something I will enjoy to shoot. I noticed that the ammunition is everything but cheap so where's the best place to buy a nice stock of rounds to blow through and which ones are best for nome defense? Sorry to rant but I'm trying to kill as many birds as I can on this first shot :)

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by panzermk2 » 13 Jun 2009, 22:52

I would start at Tanners. Anything but the USG starts to fall into collector territory and will cost more.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by Rapier1772 » 14 Jun 2009, 05:17

Several places to buy stock of ammo, there is a list on the forum of who has what & how much...
Here it is -> viewtopic.php?f=18&t=56" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Serial numbers and dates

Post by Esteves » 23 Jun 2009, 07:13

I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that FN used the Browning serial number/date scheme on the earlier FiveseveN variants. ( http://www.browning.com/customerservice ... /index.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )

In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.
1. FiveseveN Type 386=All FiveseveN models

2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0

3. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year. [FN appears to start at 00001 each year.]

Serial
Number Example:
386MZ01001

This would be a FiveseveN pistol, manufactured in 2001 with the serial number 01001.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by RamRod » 22 Sep 2009, 02:20

I do have a picture. New to this forum thing and not very computer saavy. How do I post it?
Yours looks just like mine, but with some import marks on the barrel housing.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by Powerstroke Racer » 25 Dec 2009, 16:56

The new "LOM" ladies version.
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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by FSNTAC » 25 Dec 2009, 18:07

The new ladies version.
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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by VITALIY » 12 Feb 2010, 08:26

You know the law of the jungle: if it is painted in bright colours, the chances are that it's got a venomous bite :evil:

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by owsi26 » 18 Apr 2010, 12:02

Maybe I'm a bit slow, but I thought you said the tactical model has a serial number starting with 3861. Mine starts that way but it has the rounded trigger guard instead.

Did my tiny brain become over-loaded again?

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by f3rr37 » 18 Apr 2010, 19:41

Tacticals do have a rounded trigger guard.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by ynoty3k » 18 Apr 2010, 20:40

But they also have a smooth accessory rail and trigger guard, meaning sans ribs or nibs or grooves what ever you want to call them.

Also, an original tactical slide will have six dots on the grip at the back instead of grooves.

Additionally the tactical should have a safety, and is usually black, as compared to grey on every subsequent model excluding FDE and ODG USG models.

Furthermore, the pistol should not have a magazine safety, meaning the hammer should fall with trigger actuation when a magazine is not present in the magazine well.

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Post by owsi26 » 19 Apr 2010, 11:38

Mine has none of those features but does have the 3861 serial number that I thought it was said to indicate a tactical model. The photo below the tactical doesn't show a rounded trigger guard. I'll look again; Maybe I missed something.

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