Custom Cylinder & Slide Browning Hi-Power .40 S&W 4.6” Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $3,525

WOA#: WY240130JN007

Make:  Cylinder & Slide / Browning Belgium

Model: Hi-Power

Serial#:  2W5NV51632

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .40 S&W

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

Markings: The front strap is marked “2W5NV51632”.  The right side of the frame is marked “Cylinder & Slide”.  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 right side of the slide is marked with the Cylinder and Slide Logo at the rear.  The barrel lug is marked with some Belgian proofs.  The chamber is marked “CAL. 40 S&W”.

Barrel Length: 4.6”

Sights/ Optics:  NOVAK night sights. The front sight is a tritium dot night sight blade dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a is a rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide with two tritium lamps.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are 2 piece checkered wood.  The checkering is crisp. There is little to no handling wear.  There is a small crack at the top rear of the left grip. Overall, the grips are in Good condition and would rate in Excellent condition if not for the small crack.

This Cylinder & Slide Customized pistol has: 

  • Re-Crown Barrel
  • Throat Feed Ramp
  • Internal Polish & Deburr
  • Radius & Tension Extractor
  • Hand Stipple Front Strap
  • Hand Stipple Back Strap
  • Bevel Mag Well
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • Installed Beavertail
  • Novak Low-Mount Sights w/ Tritium
  • Wolf 22lb. Recoil Spring
  • Wide Combat Trigger
  • Reshaped Trigger
  • Trigger Job 3-3 ½ lbs. MKIII
  • C&S No Bite Hammer & Sear
  • Carry Bevel
  • Extended Slide Stop
  • Test Fire & Target

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 10rd .40 S&W magazine in excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Gray

Finish Originality: Cylinder & Slide Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is some fouling in the grooves. In my opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  The pistol retains about 99% of its enamel finish.  There is some minor thinning on the leading edges of the slide.  There are some small scratches on the slide and frame. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp and serviceable.  Overall, this Hi Power pistol is in Excellent condition.  There is some minor operation wear.  Please see photos for a better understanding of this pistol’s 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 comes with Cylinder & Slide handouts, Cylinder & Slide work receipt, and Browning Pistol Soft Case.

Our Assessment:  The Custom Cylinder & Slide Browning Hi-Power in .40 S&W represents a pinnacle of firearm customization, marrying the classic design of the Browning Hi-Power with a suite of modern enhancements aimed at improving performance, safety, and handling. This particular model has been meticulously upgraded to cater to the discerning shooter who values precision and reliability. The modifications begin with a re-crowned barrel and a throated feed ramp to ensure smoother feeding and accuracy. Internal polishing and deburring enhance the mechanism’s smooth operation, while the radius and tensioned extractor improve reliability in ejecting spent cartridges.

The attention to detail extends to the handgun’s grip, with hand-stippled front and back straps providing a secure and comfortable hold, crucial under various shooting conditions. The mag well has been beveled for faster, more efficient reloads, and an ambidextrous safety ensures accessibility for both left- and right-handed shooters. The installation of a beavertail protects the shooter from slide bite and promotes a higher grip for better control and reduced muzzle flip.

Sighting is vastly improved with Novak Low-Mount Sights equipped with tritium for low-light conditions. The recoil is managed by a Wolf 22lb. recoil spring, and a wide combat trigger coupled with a reshaped trigger and a professional trigger job reduces pull weight to a crisp 3-3.5 lbs., significantly enhancing shot-to-shot precision. The inclusion of a C&S No Bite Hammer & Sear, carry bevel treatment for smoother holstering, an extended slide stop for improved manipulation, and meticulous testing with firing and target verification, all contribute to making this Custom Cylinder & Slide Browning Hi-Power a superior firearm for both carry and competition, embodying a perfect blend of aesthetic refinement and functional excellence.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Custom Cylinder & Slide Browning Hi-Power .40 S&W 4.6” Semi-Auto Pistol
Custom Cylinder & Slide Browning Hi-Power .40 S&W 4.6” Semi-Auto Pistol