SOLD FOR: $1825
Make: Fabrique Nationale, Imported by FNH USA
Model: Hi Power Mark III
Serial Number: 513MX53506
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Caliber: .40 S&W
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL BELGIQUE”. The right side of the slide is marked with the circled “FN” logo. The barrel is marked “CAL. 40 S & W / 513MX53506”. The left bow of the trigger guard is marked with a Belgian proof. The right side of the barrel lug is marked with a “* / A” inspection mark and a Belgian proof mark. The bottom of the firing pin housing is marked with small factory markings and a proof.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a green FO beaded blade slotted in a base that is dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a Novak’s square notch that is dovetailed and set screwed to the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece Uncle Mike’s checkered black rubber panels. The panels show minor handling wear and the checkering is sharp. There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Fine-Excellent 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, just some light fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some light nicks and scratches on the sides of the slide and on the back strap. There is some faint thinning on the leading edges. The action has minor operational wear. The screw heads are lightly tool marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The magazine disconnect is present and functional. There is hardly any 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 green Ace soft case that is stamped “Novak’s” and one 10-round magazine.
Our Assessment: The Mk III Hi Power made its debut in 1988. It retained the extended, ambidextrous thumb safeties seen on the Mk II, but the barrel bushing was nearly flush with the front of the slide. The Mark III has a great feature set: a receiver of machined steel with a black epoxy finish, a 4 5/8″ barrel, high profile fixed sights. This example was manufactured in Belgium in 2003. This is a beautiful pistol with about 97% of its original finish in about Fine-Plus condition. The bore is bright and the trigger is light and crisp. Please see our photos and good luck!