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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 08 Nov 2011, 20:40
by WolfRulz
I ordered a set of All Black Controls from FN (I don't like the Gray - personal preference). I received a partial order a month ago and still waiting for the other pieces before installing them all. I think it just looks better in black and an easy swap. Cost was under $20 (plus my labor).

Re: Serial numbers and dates

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 17:02
by Iyyob
Esteves wrote: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.

Theory, not definitive fact, but it seems to fit.
anyone figure out the serial number info ? i know this isnt correct for mine, it looks like a usg but on the metal stamped serial number on the rail my serial number states "38619XXXX " no letters only numbers

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 15 May 2012, 12:33
by mrbjr
I know this is not correct for mine either, it looks like a USG but on the metal stamped serial number on the rail my serial number states "38623XXXX " no letters only numbers

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 17 May 2012, 18:48
by Esteves
The video gives a better "feel" for the differences in the prototype IOMs than some of the stills that have floated around.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 17 May 2012, 20:39
by blueorison
Thanks, Esteves!

It's also done by one of our members here, on our forum, who is known for giving back to and helping out the the FsN community :)

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 20 May 2012, 15:03
by lt3097
Does anybody know if the rear sight on the tactical model can be changed out for a fully adjustable rear sight ? If all else fails I was thinking about purchasing another slide with the adjustable sighjt and just changing them out. Any thoughts on this ?

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 20 May 2012, 15:11
by Rapier1772
Elite Ammunition (EA) does sight conversions. They are a forum sponsor, banner is top center. Contact them for more info & here is their webpage for that kind of service (they have more to offer as well) http://www.eliteammunition.net/elite_services.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 20 May 2012, 17:55
by panzermk2
Yes we can and it you don't need a new slide just some bits and a cover. I can also upgrade to night sights.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 14:25
by JohnyVegas82
Need help guys! I'm trying to do research for my step-father's Five-seveN. After hours of searching for an answer online, I can't seem to find anything. His pistol seems to fall into some unspecified category between the original variant and the changes made on the tactical variant in that although there is a slide release, there is no safety on this gun. The serial number starts out 386MZ10XXX. I don't know if this was some mid-generation model made before the actual tactical version. He has both IOM and USG models as well, and this one is completely different from the others. It has a low profile fixed rear and front sight, but the logo is on the handle instead of underneath the slide as shown in the original post. Anyone out there with answers? Thanks!

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 15:36
by Rapier1772
Pictures would help a lot. There is a 'how-to' linked in my sig line for posting pics if you need it.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 20:19
by JohnyVegas82
Thanks for the direction. Here are two pictures:

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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 20:47
by Rapier1772
Looks nearly identical to the one posted in this thread Nov 24, 2008 which was identified as an IOM Tactical

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 20:55
by JohnyVegas82
Actually, it wasn't the one posted November 24, 2008, but looking at that page led me to two posts of the exact same model of this gun, which was identified as a variation on the DAO models. Thanks again for the help!

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 22:30
by Rapier1772
Derp, no safety. Missed that. Glad you found it.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 22:35
by JohnyVegas82
The consensus seems to be from other's with the entire collection out there that it is the 2nd Generation DAO model. Just for anyone's future reference.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 14:19
by Rapier1772
Some pics of the Mk2 from FNH's website:
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Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 15:49
by blueorison
You guys know I don't put looks as a priority, when purchasing firearms to shoot; that design is ugly and looks brashly put-together.

More importantly, at least the pictures of the adjustable sight models have better rear adjustable sights than the USG models.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 06 May 2013, 20:59
by blueorison
I got to check out the MK2 at the NRA show. It looks and feels and is a lot better, in person.

I like it. The slide is definitely manufactured a lot sturdier and the sights are a huge improvement; I am never for the preference towards an adj sight using the bladed design vs the moving block.

I'm looking forward to testing the new pistol out.

The lower frame does have a taper, so it is not 100% a duplicate of the USG's. I did not have the chance to verify and compare it to the USG for other variances.

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 07 May 2013, 07:46
by Rapier1772
Wonder if it fits in the same holsters? Specifically the SERPA

Re: FN FiveseveN Pistol Variants

Posted: 07 May 2013, 08:12
by blueorison
It should.