SOLD FOR: $1338
Make: Browning, Made by FN in Belgium
Serial Number: T231425
Year of Manufacture: 1968 (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 a crowned “E / LG / *” proof, an 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 “lion / PV” proof mark and an inspection mark. The left front side of the trigger guard is marked “H”. The firing pin housing on the underside of the slide is marked with a “lion / PV” proof mark, an inspection 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 are scattered nicks and scuffs on the smooth borders and the bottom of the right panel shows finish loss. The checkering shows light-moderate handling wear and is generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good 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 81% of its metal finish. There is considerable thinning on the leading edges as well as scattered finish loss on the front strap and the bottom edge of the back strap. There are several evenly dispersed light nicks, dings, and scratches throughout with a small notable cluster of dings on the right side of the slide at the front. There are some spots of faint pitting along certain leading edges of the slide as well. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good 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 with only slight play. 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 a brown leather Browning holster and a single 13-round magazine. 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 1968 . It is a “T-Series” Hi-Power, with the serial prefix used only from late 1964 until 1969. The pistol is in Very Good condition with about 81% of its metal finish, a great bore and strong mechanics. It comes with a black Browning zipper case, Browning holster, and a single 13-round magazine. Between being a T-series and this pistol’s good 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!