Belgian Browning Arms Hi Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1,176

WOA#: WY240210TM033

Make: Browning, Made in Belgium, Assembled in Portugal.

Model: Hi Power

Serial#: 245NM31644

Year of Manufacture: 1990

Caliber: 9mm

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol, Exposed Hammer Single Action with Detachable Magazine.

Markings:  The right side of the slide is marked “MADE IN BELGIUM ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL”.  The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q.”. The chamber is marked “CAL 9MM LUGER / 245NM31644”. The strap is marked “245NM31644”.

Barrel Length: 4.5”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a large, black, serrated blade dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a fully adjustable, blacked out, serrated, rectangular notch rear sight dovetailed to the slide.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This pistol includes 2 x 13 round magazines in Excellent Condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are two piece, checkered, wood grips screwed to the frame. The checkering is sharp, there are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in Excellent Condition.

Type of Finish: Polished Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. The feed ramp is smooth and shiny. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss on the bottom of the magazine well and some very faint lines in places on the finish. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall the pistol is in Excellent Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide action is smooth. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. This pistol has an ambidextrous safety and magazine disconnect.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This pistol includes two 13 round magazines, original box, cleaning rod, owner’s manual, and ATF pamphlet.

Our Assessment: The Browning Hi-Power 9mm pistol, often referred to simply as the Browning Hi-Power or BHP, stands as a venerable icon in the realm of semi-automatic handguns. Originating from the efforts of legendary firearms designer John Browning, the Hi-Power boasts a legacy spanning over eight decades, maintaining its esteemed status among shooters globally. At its core, the Browning Hi-Power embodies the quintessential characteristics of a single-action, recoil-operated pistol, utilizing a tilting barrel design for reliable cycling. Chambered in the ubiquitous 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, commonly known as 9mm, it strikes a balance between power and controllability, catering to a myriad of applications ranging from personal defense to military and law enforcement duties. The standard configuration of the Hi-Power accommodates a staggered-column magazine with a capacity of 13 rounds. Safety features are integral to the design of the Browning Hi-Power, with provisions such as a manual thumb safety and a magazine disconnect are standard. Constructed from robust steel components, including the frame and slide, the Hi-Power exhibits durability and reliability, capable of withstanding the rigors of extended use and adverse conditions. The legacy of the Browning Hi-Power extends far beyond its design and construction, having served in the arsenals of military and law enforcement agencies across more than 50 countries. Its influence on subsequent handgun designs is profound, and its reputation for reliability and performance has cemented its status as a revered firearm among collectors, enthusiasts, and professionals alike. In summary, the Browning Hi-Power 9mm pistol represents a timeless embodiment of elegance, reliability, and versatility in the realm of handguns. Its enduring legacy, coupled with its proven performance and esteemed reputation, continues to captivate shooters and enthusiasts, ensuring its enduring relevance in the ever-evolving landscape of firearms technology. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Belgian Browning Arms Hi Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol
Belgian Browning Arms Hi Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol