1933-1945: Mauser Lugers. Fast & Free shipping on many items! German troops subsequently used the Hi-Power, having assigned it the designation Pistole 640(b) ("b" for belgisch, "Belgian"). The problem is this mark was used from 1818 (muzzle loading period) until 1893, so that hardly narrows down the time frame. 1966 Browning Hi-Power Made in Belgium New Condition in correct Browning Pouch with Manuel. Come join the discussion about optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! 1. The guns I'm referring to here are clearly marked FÉG's. "LONG LIVE THE FN-BROWNING-SAIVE HIGH POWER" John Browning & Dieudonne Saive's Designs Will Always be Light Years Ahead of All the Others. Examples produced by FN in Belgium under German occupation bear German inspection and acceptance marks, or Waffenamts, such as WaA613. 38266a. After occupying Belgium in 1940, German forces took over the FN plant. I wrote an article for the NAPCA magazine a few years ago, which pertained to the marked Hi-Powers. I have two. The acceptance stamps and proof marks appear somewhat crude and without the definition seen on other Browning High Power, Luger and P38 pistols used during the war. Before there was a Sig P226 or a Beretta M92 there was a the Browning High Power. The serial number found on your gun has the answer. FN Browning Hi Power - Lithuanian Contract - sn 3xxx. JavaScript is disabled. There should be some date code markings on different parts, indicating the year and quarter each part was made/inspected. So the Browning Hi-Power, actually John Browning first made the design for the Browning Hi-Power and he died before he completed it. cpw, where did you get you information on the pre war markings (magazines)on Belgium H.P.? FN Browning Hi-Power (made some time between 1934 and 1938) Photos of a late 1930's Lithuanian Browning appear below. It follows (I am not sure if the Tables will com over properly) West German Commercially Marked Browning High-Powers But this one is a particularly good one. It was then picked up by the FN Factory in Belgium and they completed the design in the late 1920s and went into production. Reply. It was also later licensed to Inglis in Canada. (non-P08) Pistols & Holsters. It was made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, and was designed by John Moses Browning like like the Colt 1911. Trick out or upgrade your firearm with the largest gun parts selection at eBay.com. Classic Gun Review: Belgian Browning Hi-Power Mk I. Now this is a great example of the information available at this forum!!! These include the date, serial number and property marks as well as various acceptance and proof marks. How were Canadian magazines marked? Second Media Corp., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Jim It is much appreciated! All will be found on the spine of the mag. This is a beautiful factory new P-35. Example: 69C1000 = A 1969 Hi Power pistol with a serial number of 1000. Nothing got to the 1″ mark, but multiple brands hit the 1 1/2″ to 2″ mark. C=Hi Power This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000. I don't think some were marked at all? 4/5 Bore. … Collectors get excited over things like this. Forums > Handguns > Browning Hi Power Handgun > Found a Hi Power with shoulder stock and holster- 4-digit SN Discussion in ' Browning Hi Power Handgun ' started by R.G. Are these HP markings pre-war or post-war? Maybe I was just looking in the wrong places? I'd rather beat a bad guy to death with my Browning High Power, than shoot him dead with a "plastic pistol". Save Share. C=Hi Power This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000. Army, Navy, Police, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. For a while, Canada used decals to mark property. The heir wants to sell it. The third mag is only WaA103 marked. The major departure from the 1911 on the High Power is the … I'd rather beat a bad guy to death with my Browning High Power, than shoot him dead with a "plastic pistol". Asking $2900 obo My Grandfather was a war time journalist for "The Yank" during WWII. There's no indication of gauge. Any ideas of a fair price? Sweeney Discovers the Browning Hi Power. http://www.gunnyboy.com/post_list.php?uid=2953&post=e2f9247929b404b2fe98ba6f32301e3b Video of shooting the old WWII Nazi proofed Hi Power. JavaScript is disabled. 38266a. FWIW, my A marked mag and C marked mag also appear to be WaA140 marked. The roll mark on the slide is the only marking on the pistol other than the serial number and proof marks. The gun is manufactured by FN Belgium and is serial No. Note also that the Lithuanian army has employed the Browning Hi-Power in more recent times. Fighting Tyrants & Traitors is a 24/7 Job that Must be Done! As for proof marks, the oval with E/LG/* inside makes it indeed Belgian. Proof Marks, Arsenal & Inspector Marks In addition to arsenal marks, you will find other marks or stampings. FN Hi-Power front sights were staked to the slide. The subject gun is a fixed sight version with original finish, all matching serial nos. The left side of the frame is also marked with an Eagle holding a globe with swastika and “E / WaA140”. But unlike the 1911, the High Power has always stayed under the Browning name and it is still manufactured today by Miroku in Japan. An average group from Duke’s FN Hi-Power (above) using 115-grain FMJ factory ammunition is an acceptable 2-3/4 inches at 25 yards. FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History is the quintessential reference book on FN Browning pistols and reflects the continued work of Anthony Vanderlinden on the topic. The one in my collection has British proof marks. Some pre war mag parts were used by the Germans. http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeaponsCool Forgotten Weapons merch! Duke plinks steel with an Inglis Hi-Power. There were no other WaA marks that I could find though. I have a third that only has the Waffen mark. This is a rare Lithuanian military contract Browning Hi Power, manufactured by Fabrique Nationale. Only one "NORIS" Hi-Power is known. Example: 69C1000 = A 1969 Hi Power pistol with a serial number of 1000. I have always wanted a "Browning Hi Power" since I was a teenager. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in history, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries. The 1911 is Browning’s classic pistol on which numerous other handguns have been born. The John Inglis Company of Canada acquired six FN Hi-Powers from China and reverse engineered It was made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, and was designed by John Moses Browning like like the Colt 1911. Description: I have a 1938-39 Hi Power, Pre-War, Serial Number: 25008, in 90%+ condition, for sale. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. The acceptance stamps and proof marks appear somewhat crude and without the definition seen on other Browning High Power, Luger and P38 pistols used during the war. FN/Browning Hi Power 9mm. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols of all time, having been … For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. If present, the meaning is unknown and are likely assembly or control marks. A community dedicated to Lugers, Central Powers, Axis, Allied and related WW-I and WW-II pistols by their scholars, collectors, owners and enthusiasts. (frame, slide, and barrel), and no import marks. Many thousands of FN Hi-Powers were made in Belgium when occupied by the German Army and all were taken. Adaptability of Browning Parts. What markings would be on an original German WWII High Power magaine? -The Controller of Proof Mark (*O) was used by Watrin Charles from 1928-1965-My 1950 pistol has serial number 28,*** but serial numbers are not conclusive. Proof Marks, Arsenal & Inspector Marks In addition to arsenal marks, you will find other marks or stampings. "LONG LIVE THE FN-BROWNING-SAIVE HIGH POWER" John Browning & Dieudonne Saive's Designs Will Always be Light Years Ahead of All the Others. Between 5,000 to 7,000 pieces were made and delivered to Lithuania in the late 1930s, prior to World War II. A forum community dedicated to handgun owners and enthusiasts. The condition is poor so I would value the gun at no more then 300 to 350. I just purchased a WWII Hi Power and am in the first of a 3-day inspection period and am concerned about the markings, or lack thereof. These include the date, serial number and property marks as well as various acceptance and proof marks. A family member recntly passed away and has several old guns. 1*” and “BROWNING-F.N. Come join the discussion about the history, technology and extraordinary background associated with these design masterpieces. I can't speak for the German HPs, but the WWII Canadian made Inglis magazines are marked with a small "JI". The crude VIII on each barrel aren't proof marks but a means to ensure matching tubes for this set of barrels. Moving to the left side of the receiver, we can see that the pistol is marked “Mk. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. So a lot depends on size, etc. Here's a picture...thanks for the help. One is a Browning 9mm Hi Power with Nazi markings and an artillary sight, probably made in the late 1930s. This area will help you read that serial number. It has no collector value. Production continued until the end of the war. FWIW This Pre war mag came with my early Nazi tangent HP. Fighting Tyrants & Traitors is a 24/7 Job that Must be Done! If the gun is marked “Browning Arms Company,” than it is a Hi-Power. The major departure from the 1911 on the High Power … I just purchased a WWII Hi Power and am in the first of a 3-day inspection period and am concerned about the markings, or lack thereof. But as I mentioned, the markings you mentioned were also used before the Germans came. New to Browning Hi Powers, so please be gentle. The gun is manufactured by FN Belgium and is serial No. High Power or Hi-Power: If the gun is marked “Fabrique Nationale,” it is a High Power. WaA613 WaA103 WaA140 No WaA markings in the foregoing order. These are even less common. "LONG LIVE THE FN-BROWNING-SAIVE HIGH POWER". It is in very good condition with 85% original finish. So, is it possible that a 140 waffenamt mark tangent hi power could have a mag without any markings? 9mm HP INGLIS CANADA,” as shown above. T258001-261000 C=Hi Power: 1976-1997: In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998. Here is the good things: Shoots and works great; Has a good bore; Apparenty was made in WWII because the barel has Nazi proof marks. Additional Browning photos can be seen here German: Foreign Mfg. Even post-war? Other Browning favorites are the Buck Mark and Hi Power. In German service, it was used mainly by W… However, with a pistol that age, you never know what could be going on. FN Hi Power. Great deals on Gun Parts Browning Hi Power. Shaw , … The Hi Power name didn’t refer to the cartridge, but to its 13 round magazine, holding five more than the Luger and six more than the Colt 1911. There are 4 variations of markings (or lack of markings) on WWII German Hi-Power magazines. If you accept what the gun was designed for, a double stack military sidearm shooting 115gr ball rounds, the Hi-Power … Has three extra 13 round magazines that come with it. German: German Mfg. Before there was a Sig P226 or a Beretta M92 there was a the Browning High Power. (frame, slide, and barrel), and no import marks. The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.It is 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. Like the the original models, these are marked with the Pillars of Gediminas . I would judge gun about 90%. According to the gentleman, it's all original, matching numbers, and stamped with the eagles. Late German maybe? Now you can date your Browning firearm. ... it does say browning patent depose on the side . It is indeed a proof mark from the factory, although a great many Kareens don't have the proof. https://gerardcox.blogspot.com/2014/06/deciphering-belgian-proof-marks.html Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. The changeover from WaA613 to WaA103 occurred at SN 65285, only 35 numbers away from that of this pistol, and it may be that new stamps of the correct style were not available at the time of the changeover. There are also Hi-Powers marked "AKAH" and "GECO". I'm not at all in the know on the Hi-Power line, except to know that a lot of people like them A LOT. T258001-261000 C=Hi Power: 1976-1997: In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998. He was not provided a weapon by the army so a friend gave him the pistol after taking it … Interestingly enough, most people do not know that the Israeli Kareen was designed to fire the 158gr FMJ submachine gun round fired from Uzi's, thus, it was actually designed to be stronger than the Browning HP. You would have to l ook for Nazi Waffenamt marks. There is only 1 pistol, and it is a 1936 browning hi-power. Other marklings may or may not be present. (John Inglis). The subject gun is a fixed sight version with original finish, all matching serial nos. To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. Pistols and Holsters. Browning Hi-Power pistols were used during World War II by both Allied and Axis forces. Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMES DE GUERRE / HERSTAL BELGIQUE”, “BROWNING’S PATENT DEPOSE”, with an Eagle holding a globe with swastika and a “E / WaA140” Waffenamt. There are 4 variations of markings (or lack of markings) on WWII German Hi-Power magazines. A small “C-Broad Arrow” acceptance mark is found on the left side of the trigger guard, also shown in the photo above. My first introduction to the Hi Power came when I was working at The Gun Room, a gun store I called employer from 1978 to 1982 or so. At least some of the German ones do. Charlie, thanks for sharing your years of research with us. HI, John. The markings on the breech area of the barrel are early Belgian nitro proof marks for rifled barrel and parabellum pistols. Were there just be a WaA or were other markings used too? PROOF MARKS 2403 The proof marks shown below will assist in determining nationality of manufacturers when no other markings are evident. I was always intrigued by this handgun, I think mainly because so few pistols have been used by so many different countries for a military sidearm. But unlike the 1911, the High Power has always stayed under the Browning name and it is still manufactured today by Miroku in Japan. fn high power ,fabrique nationale wwii german military proofed description: fn high power wwii period under german management with nazi military proof marks eagle 140, in all the right places ,this is the 2 nd variation which has the tangent sights to 500 meters ( good luck ) , there were 3 variation for this model , cal 9mm, all ser. No other markings anywhere on the magazine other than the circle c. Doesn't appear to be as high quality as I'd expect from pre-war stuff, but I know little about these. In addition to the Waffen marks, one is marked with an A in a circle, and the other with what looks like a C in a circle. Thanks, I've seen a c in a circle and was wondering if it was German WWII production. It should have some Belgian proof marks. Since the U.S. has no proofing houses (as in England, France, Germany and ... 1868-1925 London definitive special super power proof for parabellum pistols 1868-1925 Birmingham voluntary special black powder proof It is mint and would make a … All of the guns mentioned in this section will have full-blown FÉG Company markings and proof marks, and are not in any way fake FN/Brownings. Belgium HP 9mm. The Browning Hi-Power. Dating a FN Browning Hi Power with multiple markings. Is the only marking on the spine of the information available at this forum!!!!!!... 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