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Date

Event

1920

Generally given as the year the company was founded.

1921

Introduction of Type I Model A

January 1925

Introduction of the Type II Model A

11 December 1929

Model A - nickel finish

20 August 1932

Introduction of the Model B - nickel finish

29 August 1932

Model B - blue finish

15 September 1933

Introduction of the Models C and D in 9mm Browning Short (.380 ACP)

30 September 1933

Model D - 7.65mm Browning (.32 ACP)

18 October 1933

Model C - 7.65mm Browning (.32 ACP)

25 March 1949

Introduction of the Model E

1949

Last production of the Model B

1 January 1950

Introduction of the Model C/D

26 April 1950

Introduction of the Model F - 153mm (6 inch) barrel

26 December 1950

Model F - 104mm (4 inch) and 180mm (7 inch) barrel

2 January 1951

Introduction of the Model R - 7.65mm Browning (.32 ACP)

25 June 1951

Model F - 185mm  (7.28 inch) barrel

23 July 1951

Model R - 7.65mm French Long

24 September 1951

Model F - 150mm (5.9 inch) barrel

11 February 1952

Introduction of the Model R-Para or R-9 - 9mm Parabellum

3 March 1952

Model F - 115mm (4.5 inch) barrel

7 July 1952

Model F - 173mm (6.8 inch) barrel

23 March 1953

Model R - 9mm Browning Short (.380 ACP)

5 March 1954

Model F - 68mm (2.68 inch) barrel

26 July 1954

Introduction of the Model R-22 - 183mm (7.2 inch) barrel - .22 short

6 December 1954

Model R-22 - 113mm (4.45 inch) barrel - .22 long rifle

31 January 1955

Model R-22 - 183mm (7.2 inch) barrel - .22 long rifle

1 July 1957

Introduction of the Model G - .22 Long Rifle

March 1966

Introduction of Model P-8 and PA-15

1968

MAB company files for bankruptcy

October 1969

40% stake in MAB acquired by FN - MAB company reopens

1978

Production of FN’s Baby Browning pistol moved to MAB factory in Bayonne.

September 1982

MAB company goes out of business

1986

Founding of MABCO - production of P-15 & P.A.P. F1 resumed

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