One of our readers on the Facebook page asked if we had any information on the Frommer Stop pistol a couple days ago. We don’t (at the moment) – but we do have a couple manuals for the Stop’s predecessor, the 1910 model Frommer.
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 – 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 – although there’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 – not the .32ACP. The manual we have available on the Frommer page in the Vault lists a case length of 12.8mm and a cartridge OAL of 21.3mm – both measurements are significantly shorter than the .32ACP.
The model 1910 was the third iteration of Frommer’s pistols – advanced enough to have a grip safety, but still in the proprietary Frommer caliber. For more on the development of the line, check out the more detailed history on the Frommer page of the Vault. You can download our two manuals from the Vault, or get them right here: