What year is my hi power?

What year is my hi power?

The 9mm Hi Power pistol was introduced to the U.S. market in 1954….Hi Power Pistol.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1958 In 1958 Browning kept better records of the Hi Power pistol, so the serial number ranges are more accurate 80001-85276
1959 85268-89687
1960 89688-93027
1961 93028-109145

When did the Browning Hi Power come out?

1935
The Browning Hi-Power pistol, first produced in 1935, is one of the best combat pistols ever designed.

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Where is serial number on Browning Hi Power?

On Browning-marked pistols, it remains on the front grip strap while FN-marked Hi Powers are serial numbered on the side of the frame.

Is the Browning Hi Power single or double action?

The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in the 9mm and . 40 S&W calibers. It was based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium.

Is the Browning High Power a good gun?

The Real Guns testers concluded that, “The Browning Hi-Power is the perfect pistol for anyone who likes the 1911 form, but wants a 9mm with greater magazine capacity, but not appreciably larger bulk. It is easy to shoot, easy to maintain and… (it’s) a significantly refined firearm.”

Does the US military still use the 1911?

The U.S. military procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols during its service life. Modernized derivative variants of the M1911 are still in use by some units of the U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.

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What is the serial number for a Browning Hi Power pistol?

In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a four digit code that identified the type of Auto-5: C=Hi Power This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000. Example: 69C1000 = A 1969 Hi Power pistol with a serial number of 1000. T258001-261000 C=Hi Power: 1976-1997

When did the Browning Hi Power 9mm come out?

You may find a more accurate production year by going to the browning web-site under customer service and looking under date your Browning. So with your High Power a quick guess would put it in the 1949-1951 range. The 9mm Hi-Power pistol was introduced to the U.S. market in 1954. Serial numbers from 1954 through 1957 are estimates only.

When did Browning start using four digit serial numbers?

In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a four digit code that identified the type of Auto-5: C=Hi Power This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.

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When did the Browning 40 S and W come out?

From 1958 on, better records were kept and the serial numbers are more accurate. The 40 S&W caliber was introduced in 1994. This pistol is still in production today. To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner’s manual.