Browning Hi-Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol W/ Box, 1988

SOLD FOR: $1,362.00

WOA#: WY240317ZW146

Make: FN/Browning

Model: Hi-Power

Serial#: 245PP77796

Year of Manufacture: 1988

Caliber: 9mm

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

Markings: The slide is marked, “MADE IN BELGIUM / ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL” on the right side, the left side is marked, “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN,UTAH & MONTREAL, P.Q.” The serial number is marked on the front strap. The barrel is marked, “CAL.9mm Luger”

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 2 x 13 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. 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 10/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. There is faint action wear. There is no notable external finish wear. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall the pistol is in Excellent-Like New 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 13 round magazines, box, paperwork, and cleaning rod.

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 the photos for more information, and good luck on your bid! -R.E.

Browning Hi-Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol W/ Box, 1988
Browning Hi-Power Single Action 9mm 4.5” Semi Auto Pistol W/ Box, 1988