SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Browning, Made by FN in Belgium
Model: Hi Power
Serial Number: 72C57540
Year of Manufacture: 1972 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.html)
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine, Thumb Safety, & Magazine Disconnect Safety
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”. The barrel is marked “CAL. 9m/mP.” and with a Belgian proof mark. The front strap is marked “72C57540”. The right front of the trigger guard is marked with a Belgian proof. The left front of the trigger guard is marked “R”. The bottom left side of the mainspring housing is marked “M / M T”. The bottom right side of the mainspring housing is marked with a circled “0” and “2” in a diamond.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade fixed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut. The grips have minor handling wear with only a few scattered light nicks. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 96% of its metal finish. The slide shows some infrequent very light scratches on the left side of the slide. There are some barely perceptible marks on the bottom of the frame. The base of the trigger guard has a very slight plum hue. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The magazine disconnect functions properly. The trigger is crisp. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 13-round magazine. The magazine shows light surface oxidation and operational wear. Please note, no magazine will be included for purchasers who reside where it cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: This Browning Hi Power was manufactured in 1972 and it is in Fine condition. These are well built pistols that are good for self defense as well as target shooting at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!