In 97% very sharp condition, we have a very nice FN Model 1905 Vest Pocket Pistol that was a WW2 vet bringback that is German retailer Genchow & Co. “geco” marked on the front gripstrap and is still with the Japanese Army Officers holster is was carried with during WWII. The serial number puts the production of this gun to sometime around 1928. At the time, this tiny little .25 auto/6.35mm pistol was considered to be an adequate and appropriate firearm for service use by police detectives and was highly regard by staff officers of both Europe and Asia. These guns are frequently seen in Photos being carried by Japanese Officers during the WWII era. This is a great example of what passed for adequate protection back in the day.
This pistol was likely carried by a staff officer who needed protection but was not expected to see combat. There is an old adage that goes “The higher the rank, the smaller the gun”.