FN Browning 1935 GP Hi-Power Danish Contract HV 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1851.56

LSB#: 210423DW03

Make: Fabrique Nationale FN Browning

Model: 1935 GP (High Power) Danish Order

Serial Number: 1069

Year of Manufacture: 1946

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMES DE GUERRE / HERSTAL BELGIQUE”, “BROWNING’S PATENT DEPOSE”, and with a proof and inspector’s mark. The left side of the frame is marked with a Belgian proof, an inspector’s mark, “M.1946.HV.” with a crown on top, and the serial number. The chamber is marked with two Belgian proofs, an inspector’s mark, and “CAL.9 m/mP”. The left hidden side of the chamber, the right side of the slide, and the right side of the frame are marked with the serial number “1069”. There are various different factory markings on areas such as both sides of the trigger and barrel lug, the right side of the trigger guard bow, the bottom flat of the firing pin housing, and the left side of the hammer and safety.

Barrel Length: 4 5/8”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a small serrated blade with white paint on the rear face fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a U-notch leaf with red paint on the rear face that is dovetailed at the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood grips. The grips show light-moderate wear with some nicks on the smooth borders. The panels have darkened with age and handling. The checkering is generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 83% of its metal finish. The finish has thinned at all leading edges. There are scattered little nicks, scratches, and freckles of oxidation throughout. There is moderate operational wear. The slide serrations are sharp. The markings are clear except for some of the small factory markings. The screw heads are slightly tool marked with strong slots. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. It has a frame mounted safety and the round hammer has a half cock safety position. This pistol still has a functioning magazine disconnect and the trigger pull is crisp. The slide has minor play on the 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 in a brown leather “Crown / HV” (Haerens Vabenarsenal) marked holster with a total of two 13-round magazines. The holster shows numerous little scuffs, scratches, and creases to the finish. There is discoloration and a bit of patina on the base of the flap button. There are no rips or tears and the stitching is intact and strong. The magazines show moderate thinning and some erosion with strong springs and intact lips. The magazines are in about Good condition.  Please note, no magazines will be included where prohibited by law.

Our Assessment: Taken from FN Browning Pistols, “Negotiations for Danish High Power procurement began in 1939-1940. The development of a feature specific to the Danish contract, a rotating lanyard ring, delayed production. The order was placed in 1940, but the German invasion prevented production. The original configuration was never built due to WWII, but the contract was filled in 1946.” This example is in about Very Good condition with 83% of its finish and a strong bore. This would be a very desirable piece for collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!

FN Browning 1935 GP Hi-Power Danish Contract HV 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R
FN Browning 1935 GP Hi-Power Danish Contract HV 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, C&R