SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Browning, Made by FN in Belgium
Model: Hi Power C-Series
Serial Number: 72C42116
Year of Manufacture: 1972 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.htm)
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.”. The front strap is marked “72C42116”. The right and left front of the trigger guard is marked with a Belgian proof. The left front of the trigger guard is marked “F”.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade dovetailed to the front 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 show a couple minor marks on the smooth borders. 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 action has minor operational wear. There is very faint thinning at some leading edges. The top of the slide shows scattered faint scratches. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The magazine disconnect functions properly. The trigger is crisp. There is a small amount of play between the slide and frame. 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 black Browning zipper case, a manual, and a single 13-round magazine. The exterior shows some minor marks to the finish, the zipper is strong. There is a small rip in the interior red lining on the top flap. The case rates in about Very Good condition. The magazine has thinning from operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Fine condition. Please note, no magazine will be included for purchasers who reside where it cannot be legally transferred.