Browning Hi-Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol W/ Box, 1976

SOLD FOR: $1,075.00

WOA#: WY240323WM046

Make: FN/Browning

Model: Hi-Power

Serial#: 76C15568

Year of Manufacture: 1976

Caliber: 9x19mm

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

Markings: The slide is marked, “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM” The barrel is marked, “9 m/m” The serial number is on the front strap of the grip.

Barrel Length: 4.5”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a square post set on a raised base. The rear sight is a dovetailed adjustable square notch.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This pistol includes 1 x 13 round magazine in Excellent Condition and 1 x 10 round magazine in Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are two piece, checkered wood grips screwed to the frame. There is no notable wear. The checkering is sharp, there are no chips or cracks. These retain the red paint on the inside of the panels. 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 9/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is faint action wear. There are faint nicks and faint scratches. There is light wear on the bottom of the magwell. 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.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This pistol includes two magazines, box.

Our Assessment: The Browning Hi-Power is a renowned semi-automatic pistol with a rich history and significant influence in the world of firearms. Designed by John Moses Browning and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Belgium, the Hi-Power was introduced in 1935. Its design and performance have earned it a legendary status, making it a favorite among military, law enforcement, and civilian shooters worldwide. One of the key design elements of the Hi-Power is its ergonomics. The pistol has a slim, comfortable grip that accommodates a wide range of hand sizes. This ergonomic design, along with its relatively low bore axis, helps manage recoil and improve overall handling. The Hi-Power’s all-steel construction adds to its durability and longevity, though it also makes the pistol heavier compared to modern polymer-framed handguns. The Hi-Power has seen widespread use across the globe. It was the standard service pistol for over 50 countries and was used extensively during World War II and in various conflicts thereafter. Its reliability, accuracy, and high capacity made it a preferred choice for military and law enforcement agencies, as well as civilian shooters.

Overall, the Browning Hi-Power is a legendary semi-automatic pistol known for its high capacity, ergonomic design, and reliable performance. Its influence on handgun design is significant, and it remains a cherished firearm among enthusiasts and professionals alike. The Hi-Power’s combination of historical importance and practical excellence ensures its place as a timeless icon in the world of firearms. -R.E.

Browning Hi-Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol W/ Box, 1976
Browning Hi-Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol W/ Box, 1976