What is the serial number on a Browning 9mm?
That serial number falls into the range of numbers 1-72250 which I can say was assigned to the Browning Hi-power from 1945-1954,and the records were not kept as to the serial numbers per year of production. You may find a more accurate production year by going to the browning web-site under customer service and looking under date your Browning.
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.
How to determine the year of manufacture on a Browning A5?
Please note that few A5 serial number records remain on units manufactured from 1903-1939. Manufacturing of this model ceased in the year 2000. Print the pages containing the serial number and corresponding date you are seeking and file for future reference.
What’s the serial number on a Browning Hi Power?
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
Who was the designer of the Browning 9mm?
John Moses Browning and Dieudonné Saive, FN’s chief designer, worked together on the Browning HP 9 mm pistol which was approved for production by the end of 1934. (Originally to meet French Army requirements for a new semi-automatic pistol, not heavier than one kilogram, holding more than eight cartridges in the magazine, etc. etc.)
What is the date code on a Browning Browning?
Example: Serial number 8G12345: 8 = Year of manufacture (1958) 1968 to 1975 – The last two digits of the year was used, Example: Serial number 69B12345: 69 = Year of manufacture (1969) 1975 – All product codes were changed to 3 digits and new (letter) date codes were adopted.
What does PV mean on a Browning 9mm?
Your father’s pistol should have a “PV” proofmark which signifies being proof tested for smokeless (aka “nitro”) powder. John Moses Browning and Dieudonné Saive, FN’s chief designer, worked together on the Browning HP 9 mm pistol which was approved for production by the end of 1934.