1939 Fabrique National Browning High Power 9mm
4th Year Production Model 5 Digit SN# - No Reserve
Used Condition
FFL is required
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Item 670976010
Location Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Priority Mail$35.00
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4th Year Production Model - Browning - FABRIQUE NATIONAL DE’ARMES DE GUERRE / Browning Hi Power - 9mm - 4.75" Barrel - Threaded Ring Hammer - Cut Checkered European Hardwood Sides - Fixed Front Blade - Drift Adjustable Rear Sight – Blue Finish - (1) 13 Round Magazine - Legendary Belgian Semi Automatic Pistol - Believed By Many To Be The Finest Nine Ever Manufactured – John Moses Browning Designed…

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Up for auction is a 4th year production FABRIQUE NATIONAL DE’ARMES DE GUERRE / Browning Hi-Power semi-automatic 9mm. There is a reason so many shooters have an affinity toward John Browning designed firearms. Serial number is a five digit: 37587. Manufacture date is believed to be 1939. The Browning Hi-Power was one of the last and perhaps finest firearms designed by John Moses Browning. In it, he perfected his earlier locked breech designs by replacing the swinging link with a fixed cam that was less susceptible to wear. The 9mm Luger chambering also allowed a larger magazine capacity of 13 rounds. Today, this pistol is the official military / police sidearm in over 70 countries. The factory appointed cut checkered sides are in very nice condition. Rear sight is drift adjustable, and the front is fixed. The firearm shows some wear from storage and handling from the past 78 years of existence. All mechanical actions correct and the bore is strong. We have attached multiple Hi-Definition photographs in various lighting conditions for your review and consideration. She comes as photographed.

Browning Hi-Power History

The Browning Hi-Power was designed in response to a French military requirement for a new service pistol, the Grand Rendement (French for "high yield"), or alternatively Grande Puissance (literally "High Power"). The French Military's specific requirements were that the arm should be compact, have a capacity of at least 10 rounds, a magazine disconnect device, an external hammer, a positive safety, be robust and simple to disassemble and re-assemble, and be capable of killing a man at 50 meters; this last criterion was seen to demand a caliber of 9 mm or larger, a bullet mass of around 8 grams (123.5 grains), and a muzzle velocity of 350 m/s (1148 ft/s). It was to accomplish all of this at a weight not exceeding 1 kg (2.2 lb).
FN commissioned John M. Browning to design a new military sidearm conforming to this specification. Browning had previously sold the rights to his successful M1911 U.S. Army automatic pistol to Colt's patent firearms, and was therefore forced to design an entirely new pistol while working around the M1911 patents. Browning Hi-Power pistols were used during World War II by both allied and axis forces. After occupying Belgium in 1940, German forces took over the FN plant. German troops subsequently used the Hi-Power, having assigned it the designation Pisole 640(B) ("B" for Belgisch, "Belgian"). Examples produced by FN in Belgium under German occupation bear German inspection and acceptance marks, or Waffenamts, such as waa613. In German service, it was used mainly by Waffen-SS and Fallschirmjäger personnel.

Browning Hi-Power Auction General Specifications

  • Make: Browning
  • Model: Hi-Power
  • Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale - Browning
  • Produced: 1935 to Present
  • Type: Semi-Automatic
  • Place Of Origin: Belgium
  • Designer: John M. Browning
  • Action: Double Action
  • Overall Length: 7 ¾”
  • No. Of Rifling Grooves: 6
  • Twist Of Rifling: Right Hand
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Finish: Blue
  • Barrel Length: 4.75"
  • Capacity: 13 Round Magazine
  • Weight: 2.2lbs
  • Condition: Used - Supreme Condition
  • Grips: Cut Checkered Hardwood Sides
  • Rear Sights: Drift Adjustable
  • Front Sights: Fixed Blade
  • Action: Double Action
  • Serial number: 37587
  • Manufactured: 1939 - Belgium

Please review the attached photos for an accurate visual representation of this 1939 FABRIQUE NATIONAL DE’ARMES DE GUERRE / Browning Hi-Power. We know everyone would prefer to put hands on a gun they are about to bid on, knowing that, we've attached multiple photo angles of the gun in various lighting conditions, our apologies for slowing down your load time. We have the honor of listing quite a few high end firearms in outstanding condition this week. Feel free to check out our other auctions @ diamond1210...If you like the product, bookmark us. More fine iron every week. Thank you for bidding on another Diamond Firearms product. After you win this auction, call us @ 520-398-2955. Give us the chance to perfect your firearm requirements. From tactical to collectible and all the ballistics in between...


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9mm Luger (9x19 Para)
Barrel Length
5 inch
Frame Finish
Slide Finish
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