Fabrique Nationale de Herstal

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Fabrique Nationale de Herstal, more often known as Fabrique Nationale and abbreviated simply as FN, is a well-known firearm manufacturer that originated in the Belgian city of Herstal, near Liège.

Weapons made by FN include:

FN also owns the U.S. Repeating Arms Company (Winchester) and the Browning Arms Company (an American gun company founded by John Moses Browning's family).

The British .0303 Browning aircraft machine gun introduced in the late 1930's and used in World War Two was actually a license-built FN Browning design, not a "Colt-Browning" as often referred-to.

FN were also responsible for the Browning GP35 'High Power' (sometimes written as Hi-Power) pistol, the 'GP' standing for Grande Puissance or 'high power' in French.

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