SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Fabrique Nationale FN Browning
Model: 1935 GP (High Power) “Chilean Police”
Serial Number: 9527
Year of Manufacture: 1928-1959 Based on Inspector’s Mark
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 top of the slide is marked with a fabricated Investigaciones de Chile Police crest. The right side of the frame and slide and the left side of the chamber are marked with the serial number “9527”. The visible portion of the chamber is marked with two proof marks and an inspector’s mark and “CAL 9m/m P”.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is equipped with Type 2 tangent sights. The front sight is a serrated, tapered blade dovetailed to a boss at the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “V”-notch tangent sight in a base integral to the slide. The arm graduates from “50” to “500” meters.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood grips and are not original to the gun. The grips show a few minor marks and faint handling wear. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips rate in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is dim with worn rifling. There is erosion scattered throughout.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is faint operational wear and handling marks. The slide serrations are sharp. The markings are legible. The screw heads are lightly tool marked. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine-Excellent 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 with a single 13-round magazine. The magazine shows light operational wear with a strong spring and intact lips. Please note, no magazine will be included where prohibited by law.
Our Assessment: This is a “Chilean Police” marked Browning High Power. Taken from Anthony Vanderlinden, “Central and South American contracts have become favorites for some west coast outfits. In addition to Paraguayan markings, several markings have been fabricated for prewar contracts that never existed. These guns are represented as rare originals and are sold at premiums. Carefully reviewing the pistol’s bluing, the markings, and measuring the width of parts with calipers, especially the slide, will reveal the frauds.” We believe this to be an example of one of those pistols, which makes it a really well-done fake. Please see our photos and good luck!