FN Browning Portugal Hi-Power .40 S&W Blue Semi-Automatic Pistol, MFD 1995

SOLD FOR: $980

WOA#: WY240521TH004

Make: Browning, Made by FN in Belgium, Assembled in Portugal

Model: Hi-Power

Serial Number: 2W5NV50936

Year of Manufacture: 1995 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.html)

Caliber: .40 S&W

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine

Markings: 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 barrel is marked “CAL 40 S & W”. The right side of the trigger guard bow is marked with a Belgian proof. The front strap is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 4 5/8”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade that has a white line, dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch that has two white lines dovetailed to the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered and serrated black plastic panels with a slight thumb/finger shelf at the top of each panel. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering and serrations are well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The disconnect safety is present and functional. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its original serial matching case with a total of fourteen 10-round magazines, paperwork including the manual and a Fire Dragon .357 Sig barrel. Eight of the magazines appear to be factory with ejection assist springs, three are blued Mec Gar magazines and three are nickel Mec Gar magazines.

Our Assessment: The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in the 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. It was based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. FN Herstal initially named the design the “High Power”, which alludes to the 13-round magazine capacity (in 9mm), almost twice that of other designs at the time, such as the Luger or Colt M1911. This example is a beautiful Hi Power pistol from FN Browning manufactured in 1995 and assembled in Portugal, chambered for .40 S&W. The pistol is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its included factory case than out. Someone planned to do a lot of shooting with this pistol, as it comes with a .357 Sig replacement barrel and magazines. So many magazines. This is quite the package and ought to be sending lead down range for a lifetime. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

FN Browning Portugal Hi-Power .40 S&W Blue Semi-Automatic Pistol, MFD 1995
FN Browning Portugal Hi-Power .40 S&W Blue Semi-Automatic Pistol, MFD 1995