SOLD FOR: $3225
Make: Browning, Made by FN in Belgium
Serial Number: T297803
Year of Manufacture: 1969-1970 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.html)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS Mo. & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”. The barrel at the port is marked “CAL. 9m/m P”, with “E / LG / *” inside a crowned oval, a “* / W” inspection mark and a “Lion / PV” proof mark. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The right front of the trigger guard is marked with a “PV / perron” in a crowned oval proof mark. The left front side of the trigger guard is marked “2”. The trigger guard housing on the underside of the slide is marked with a “PV / perron” in a crowned oval proof mark and several small factory marks.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch leaf that is dovetailed to the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut panels. There is a small spot of finish loss at the top rear of both panels. There are just a couple light marks on the smooth borders of each. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. There is a small amount of minor fouling in the grooves
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. 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 is tight 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 black Browning zipper case with red interior and with a manual and a single 13-round magazine. The case has very minor storage wear and the zipper functions properly, in about Fine-plus condition. The magazine has faint operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Fine condition. Please note, no magazine will be included for purchasers who reside where it cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: This is a Browning Hi-Power that was made by FN in Belgium in 1967. It is a “T-Series” Hi-Power, with the serial prefix used only from late 1964 until 1969. The pistol is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its metal finish, a great bore and strong mechanics. It comes with a black Browning zipper case and a single 13-round magazine. Between being a T-series and this pistol’s high condition, this will make a great addition to any collection and could still serve as a great shooter, today. Please see our photos and good luck!