SOLD FOR: $1351
Make: Fabrique Nationale, FN Herstal; Imported by FNMI
Model: Hi-Power – MKIII
Serial Number: 513MY52160
Year of Manufacture: 2002 (MY Date Code)
Caliber: .40 S&W
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the ovalled “FN” logo. The right side of the slide is marked “FN HERSTAL BELGIUM”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The left side of the frame is marked “FNMI, Columbia, SC”. The bottom flat of the firing pin housing is marked with a Belgian proof. The chamber is marked “CAL 40 S & W” and with the serial number. The right side of the barrel lug is marked with a “* / D” inspection mark and a Belgian proof mark. The left side of the barrel lug is marked “M”. The bottom of the barrel lug is marked “5” in a hexagon.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a small patridge style blade with a white square on the rear face that is dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch with two white square aiming references.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered synthetic panels with serrated ambidextrous thumb rests. The grips show a couple minor marks on either panel. The checkering is sharp and there are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black Epoxy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are small thinned spots at certain leading edges as well as on the safety. Otherwise, there are no major imperfections. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The mag disconnect safety is present and functional. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a black FN hard case with a total of three 10-round magazines, cleaning tools, test brass, and a safety lock.
Our Assessment: The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in the 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. It was based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. FN Herstal initially named the design the “High Power”, which alludes to the 13-round magazine capacity, almost twice that of other designs at the time, such as the Luger or Colt M1911. This example was manufactured in Belgium in 2002 and imported by FNMI. It retains about 99% original metal finish, in about Excellent condition. It comes with a total of three 10-round magazines, test brass, and a black FN hard case. Please see our photos and good luck!