Despite the odd name and terrible lines, the Frommer was actually a pretty good gun from a technical perspective. It was one of a small number of reasonably successful long recoil designs â€“ meaning that the bolt and barrel remain locked until they both reach the end of travel (in other words, the barrel recoils a distance equal to or longer than the length of the cartridge). This type of design operates slower than many others, giving the Frommer a milder felt recoil than many of its contemporaries â€“ although thereâ€™s not much recoil in the first place from its cartridge (7.65 x 12.8mm, if you can picture something that tiny). Speaking of the cartridge, there is some disagreement on the net about just what cartridge the Frommer 1910 used. The answer is the 7.65 Frommer â€“ not the .32ACP.
The model 1910 was the third iteration of Frommer's pistols â€“ advanced enough to have a grip safety, but still in the proprietary Frommer caliber.
Manufactured by Fegyver Ã©s GÃ©pgyÃ¡r R.T., Budapest, 1910-14
Marked: 'Fegyvergyar' or 'F.G.GY'
Type: recoil operated automatic pistol
Calibers: 7.65mm Roth, or 7.65 Frommer, or 9mm Short
Length overall: 186mm [7.32"]
Barrel: 100mm [3.94"] rifled
Weight unladen: 635g [22.4oz]
Magazine: 8-round detachable box
Estimated M1910 serial number ranges:
1910 - 1000-3000
1911 - 3000-6000
1912 - 6000-10000