SOLD FOR: $1106.66
Make: Fabricaciones Militares (FM) Argentina, licensed by Browning
Model: M90 Hi Power
Serial Number: 393258
Year of Manufacture: 1969-1989. This pistol is NOT C&R eligible.
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 “FM HI-POWER / INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA”. The right side of the slide, frame, and chamber are marked with the serial number. The right side of the slide is marked with a proof at the rear. The right side of the frame is marked “P” behind the grip. The left side of the chamber is marked “CAL. 9m/m”. The right side of the barrel lug and trigger guard bow are marked with a proof mark. The left side of the lug is marked “X”. The bottom flat of the firing pin housing is marked with small factory markings. The bottom of the trigger guard is marked “C.A.I. ST. ALB. VT. / 9MM PARA”.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two recessed white dots and is dovetailed to the rear of the slide. The top of the slide is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered rubber panels. There are areas of minor residue on each panel between the checkering. There are light rubs and handling marks and the checkering is sharp. There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Fine-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Black Manganese Phosphate
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of hardly noticeable marks through the finish on the left side of the slide towards the rear. The action shows hardly any operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The magazine disconnect functions properly. 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 two Mec-Gar 15-round magazines, a brown leather Triple K holster, and a manual.
Our Assessment: This pistol is made by FM in Argentina and is a licensed copy of the famous Browning Hi-Power. It is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in 9 mm and .40 S&W calibers. It is based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning and completed by Dieudonne Siave at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal in Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in history, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries. This is an excellent semi-auto pistol for all-around purposes, defensive as well as for plinking since the 9 mm ammunition is still affordable and practical (usually). This semi-auto pistol is in about Fine-Excellent condition with hardly any wear and a great bore and mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!