SOLD FOR: $4247
Make: Browning; Made by FN in Belgium
Model: Hi Power Renaissance
Serial Number: 71C30134
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”. The barrel is marked “CAL. 9m/mP.” over a Belgian proof mark. The front strap is marked “71C30134”. The right bow of the trigger guard is marked with a Belgian proof mark. The sides of the barrel lug are marked with small factory markings. The bottom of the firing pin housing is marked with a Belgian proof mark and small factory markings.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch leaf that is dovetailed to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece synthetic faux mother of pearl panels. There are some light handling marks and small nicks throughout. The outer edges show a slight discoloration from age. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Gray Silver and Gold Toned Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some faint fouling near the throat.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. Some of the smooth unengraved portions of the metal show light freckles of oxidation. There are some light handling marks. The action has minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. 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 slight 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 includes one 13-round magazine. Please note, no magazine will be included where prohibited by law.
Our Assessment: The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun. 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 is a Hi-Power Renaissance model that was manufactured in Belgium in 1971. It features beautiful Browning engraving throughout the slide and frame. This is a gorgeous pistol with about 97% of its original finish in about Fine-Plus condition. Please see our photos and good luck!