Sold For: $1,175.00
Make: Browning; Made by FN in Belgium and Assembled in Portugal
Model: Hi Power Mark III MOBR (Mossy Oak Brush)
Serial Number: 513MT50757
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.html)
Caliber: .40 S&W
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.”. The right side of the slide is marked “MADE IN BELGIUM / ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL”. The barrel is marked “CAL. 40 S & W”. The front strap is marked “513MT50757”. The right side of the barrel lug is marked with a “* / D” inspection mark and a Belgian proof mark. The bottom of the firing pin housing is marked with a proof.
Barrel Length: 4 5/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a patridge blade with a white square on the rear face that is dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two white rectangles that is dovetailed to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black synthetic panels with serrated shelves on either side. The grips show only some light marks and the checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Mossy Oak
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear to the finish. The action has hardly any operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are clean. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The magazine disconnect is present and functional. There is hardly any 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 comes in a serial matching hard case with paperwork including the manual, test brass, and two 10-round magazines.
Our Assessment: The Mk III Hi Power made its debut in 1988. It retained the extended, ambidextrous thumb safeties seen on the Mk II, but the barrel bushing was nearly flush with the front of the slide. The Mark III has a great feature set: a receiver of machined steel, a 4 5/8″ barrel, and high profile fixed sights. This example was manufactured in 2006 and sports a less commonly seen mossy oak finish as part of a relatively short production period at Browning. This is a beautiful pistol with about 99% of its original finish in about Excellent condition. The bore is bright and the trigger is light and crisp. It comes in its original serial matching casing with two magazines, test brass, and a manual. Please see our photos and good luck!