Why did FN stop making the Hi-Power?
In February 2018, Browning announced its Hi-Power pistols are no longer in production. When Browning was commissioned by Belgium’s FN to create a new military sidearm, the design required an all new approach because he’d sold the 1911 patents to Colt.
When did they stop making Browning Hi Power?
After 82 years of continuous production, FN Herstal announced that the production of the Hi-Power would end, and it was discontinued in early 2018 by Browning Arms.
Is the Browning Hi-Power obsolete?
The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in history, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries. After 82 years of continuous production, FN Herstal announced that the production of the Hi-Power would end, and it was discontinued in early 2018 by Browning Arms.
Where does the Browning Hi Power pistol come from?
In Argentina, it is the FM90. RFI manufactures the Hi-Power in India and calls it the Pistol Auto 9mm 1A. In the U.S., the pistol is known as the Hi-Power, a distinction made by the Browning firearms company when importing the pistols from Belgium. Pick up a Hi-Power and what immediately becomes apparent are the ergonomics.
Who was the designer of the Belgian Browning Hi Power?
Nazi marked Belgian Browning Hi-Power. The FN P35 “Hi-Power” had been in production since 1935. Designed by John Moses Browning, and completed by Dieudonne Saive, the pistol was chambered in 9mm and had a 13 round capacity, and was a desirable military firearm.
How big is the barrel on a Browning Hi Power?
The Hi-Power is iconic. You can say it is long in the tooth, dated, and insignificant in this age of polymer pistols. I say long live the Hi-Power. SPECIFICATIONS Browning Hi-Power. Caliber: 9mm Capacity: 13+1 Trigger Weight (as tested): 6 lb. 14 oz. Barrel Length: 4.62 in. Overall Length: 7.75 in. Weight: 32 oz. MSRP: $1120
When was the Browning Hi Power P35 made?
Here we present a Nazi German FN Browning Hi Power P35, made circa 1944, near the end of World War II in soon-to-be-liberated, German occupied Belgium. The Hi Power is a very interesting example of a WWII handgun used by both the Allies and the Axis Powers.