Sold For: $1,170.00
Make: Browning, Made by FN in Belgium & Assembled in Portugal
Model: Hi-Power Standard w/ Adjustable Rear Sight
Serial Number: 2W5NT52966
Year of Manufacture: 1996 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.html)
Caliber: .40 S&W
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q.”. The right side of the slide is marked “MADE IN BELGIUM / ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL”. The barrel at the port is marked “CAL 40 S & W”. The front strap is marked with the serial number.. The firing pin housing on the underside of the slide is marked with a “PV / perron” in a crowned oval proof mark and “5” in an octagon. The right trigger guard bow is marked with a “PV / perron” in a crowned oval proof mark. The left side of the barrel lug is marked with the same proof and an inspection mark.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rear sloping blade with a serrated rear face that is dovetailed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is fully adjustable square notch with a serrated rear face pinned to a base that is dovetailed to the top of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut panels. There are just a couple light marks on the smooth borders of each as well as a couple of slightly more notable draglines on the rear border of the left panel. 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 faint fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is minor operational wear and some sparsely scattered hardly noticeable marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. It has a frame mounted safety and the spurred 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 hardly any notable 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 gray Browning hard case with a single 10-round magazine, a Browning cable lock, and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This is a Browning Hi-Power that was made by FN in Belgium and assembled in Portugal. It is a standard Hi-Power with an adjustable rear sight. The pistol is in Excellent condition with about 99% of its metal finish, a great bore and strong mechanics. It comes with a gray Browning hard case and a single 10-round magazine. This pistol’s high condition will make a great addition to any collection and could still serve as a great shooter, today. Please see our photos and good luck!