This is an incredible find for the serious advanced FN or early auto pistol collector, In 97% original condition we have a very rare circa 1906 production FN Model 1900 Pistol finished in Factory Nickel plating. This option was offered by FN but few pistols were made in this finish as they needed to be shipped to the motorcycle branch of FN for the nickel plating to be added. You will note that the small parts are in a black finish which is definitive proof of a genuine FN factory nickel finished pistol.
This pistol comes with an FN Historical Society letter confirming the factory nickel finish and indicating that it was shipped to the German Dealer Genshow & Co. (Geco) in Berlin on April 17, 1908. Germany was the largest user of FN pistols at the time. Nickel plating was a deluxe special-order feature.
Very few of these pistols are known to still exist and very few in this top collector condition as nickel plating tends to flake over time. Finding a decent example of a normal blued FN Model 1900 is not an easy ask but to find a gun with the somewhat fragile nickel finish that is this sharp is a real find! If you are a serious early automatic pistol collector you will not be able to pass this chance up. FN 1900 Pistols are RED HOT!