When was the Browning Hi Power discontinued?
Browning was working on the Hi Power when he died in 1926, and the gun was eventually finished and sold by his manufacturing partners in Belgium in 1935.
Is the Browning Hi Power reliable?
If you accept what the gun was designed for, a double stack military sidearm shooting 115gr ball rounds, the Hi-Power is exceptional. With that round, it’s infinitely reliable and surprisingly accurate. But the trigger is meh, the sights on this model are not good, and it won’t feed modern hollow point ammunition.
What’s the serial number on a Browning Hi Power?
Earlier codes; 1954 to 1964 = 70000 to circa 115823, ’64 to ’69: T136568 to circa T261000, followed be the introduction of the 2-digit year code and “C”. For example, a Hi Power made in 1973 would have a serial number starting “73C…” and so forth.
Where is the serial number on an Inglis Browning?
The barrel, slide, and frame are all numbered on the right side (barrel serial number was applied with an electric pencil). The slide is marked ” MK. 1*/ BROWNING-F.N. 9MM HP INGLIS CANADA” on the left and “2 / D” on the left side of the hammer.
What is the serial number on a Browning 9mm?
The slide is marked ” MK. 1*/ BROWNING-F.N. 9MM HP INGLIS CANADA” on the left and “2 / D” on the left side of the hammer. DPC Cross flag proofs on the right side of the slide and frame. Checkered grips, lanyard ring stud with ring mounted on the left side and backstrap not cut for a shoulder stock.
How did the Inglis Hi Power pistols come to Canada?
How the Hi-Power came to Canada and Inglis is an interesting tale of wartime intrigue and resistance. After Belgium fell to Germany in May of 1940, FN became a subsidiary of the Germany’s DWM, producing weapons for the Wehrmacht. However, the director of FN and his deputy were in England when Belgium fell and did not return.