Browning Belgium FN Hi Power 9mm 4.75” Pistol MFD 1975

WOA#: WY231118RM004

Make: Browning Belgium FN

Model: Hi Power

Serial#: 75C74803

Year of Manufacture: 1975

Caliber: 9mm

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

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”.  The chamber is marked “CAL.9m/m”.

Barrel Length: 4.75”

Sights/ Optics:  The front sight is a serrated blade fixed to the slide.   The rear sight is a fully adjustable rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The two piece grips are checkered wood with smooth borders.  Some of the enamel on the bottom of the left grip has peeled away.  The checkering is crisp and attractive. There are no cracks or chips. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 13rd 9mm Magazine in Very Good 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.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  The pistol retains about 99% of its finish.  The balance of the finish shows very little operation wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp and serviceable. There are no visible imperfections in the finish outside of a few small scratches on the slide that are hard to detect.  Other than that this pistol is pristine and gorgeous.  Overall, this Hi Power 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. Has magazine disconnect.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This pistol comes with one magazine and an Browning Leather Soft Pistol case.

Our Assessment:  The Browning Hi-Power 9mm is a classic firearm that holds a significant place in the history of handguns. Originally designed by John Browning and completed by Dieudonné Saive, it was one of the first high-capacity pistols, featuring a 13-round magazine that was revolutionary at the time of its introduction in the 1930s. The Hi-Power is renowned for its accuracy, reliability, and the smooth operation of its single-action trigger. Its 9mm chambering makes it a versatile choice for both military and civilian use, offering a balance of power and control. The pistol’s ergonomic design, including a comfortable grip and a well-balanced frame, contributes to its enduring popularity among shooting enthusiasts. Over the years, the Browning Hi-Power has seen use by armed forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide, testament to its robust design and dependable performance. Its influence on modern handgun design cannot be overstated, making it not only a piece of firearms history but also a highly sought-after model for collectors and practical shooters alike. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Browning Belgium FN Hi Power 9mm 4.75” Pistol MFD 1975
Browning Belgium FN Hi Power 9mm 4.75” Pistol MFD 1975