SOLD FOR: $1375
Make: Fabrique Nationale for Israeli Market
Serial Number: 245NV04592
Year of Manufacture: 1995 (NV Date Code)
Caliber: 9×19 NATO
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol w/ Detachable Magazine
Markings: The front strap, right side of the frame, and the right side of the chamber are marked with the serial number. The left trigger guard bow is marked with Israeli proof marks. The left side of the slide is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL BELGIQUE”. The bottom of the firing pin housing is marked with a “5” in a hexagon and a Belgian proof mark and the rear is marked “M”. The chamber is also marked “CAL 9×19 NATO”. The right side of the barrel lug is marked with a Belgian proof and “* / T” inspection mark.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a notched blade that is dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notched leaf with two small notches on the sides that is dovetailed to the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered polymer panels. The grips show only light handling wear with sharp checkering and no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly and the rifling is sharp. There is some infrequent faint erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are scattered faint lines and handling marks about the metal. There are a few nicks along some of the leading edges. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The magazine disconnect safety has been deactivated. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One 13-round magazine is included. Please note, no magazine will be included where it cannot legally be transferred.
Our Assessment: This is an Iraeli market FN Hi-Power manufactured in 1995. It has Israeli acceptance marks on the left side of the trigger guard bow. The Hi-Power is a tried and trusted design since its introduction in 1935. Originally named the M1935 Grande Puissance, this translated to “great power” and eventually graduated to being called the Hi-Power, alluding to its 13-round magazine capacity. This example is in about Fine-Plus condition and retains roughly 97% of its metal finish. This would undoubtedly still make a great carry gun but would also sit in as an interesting addition to a Hi-Power collection. Please see our photos and good luck!