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 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. HI, John. If present, the meaning is unknown and are likely assembly or control marks. There should be some date code markings on different parts, indicating the year and quarter each part was made/inspected. Army, Navy, Police, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. 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. I'd rather beat a bad guy to death with my Browning High Power, than shoot him dead with a "plastic pistol". Note also that the Lithuanian army has employed the Browning Hi-Power in more recent times. So the Browning Hi-Power, actually John Browning first made the design for the Browning Hi-Power and he died before he completed it. There are also Hi-Powers marked "AKAH" and "GECO". The gun is manufactured by FN Belgium and is serial No. ... it does say browning patent depose on the side . The problem is this mark was used from 1818 (muzzle loading period) until 1893, so that hardly narrows down the time frame. Before there was a Sig P226 or a Beretta M92 there was a the Browning 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. Asking $2900 obo My Grandfather was a war time journalist for "The Yank" during WWII. It was then picked up by the FN Factory in Belgium and they completed the design in the late 1920s and went into production. Collectors get excited over things like this. The subject gun is a fixed sight version with original finish, all matching serial nos. Only one "NORIS" Hi-Power is known. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols of all time, having been … 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. Save Share. The Browning Hi-Power. FN Browning Hi-Power (made some time between 1934 and 1938) Photos of a late 1930's Lithuanian Browning appear below. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. German: German Mfg. 38266a. I wrote an article for the NAPCA magazine a few years ago, which pertained to the marked Hi-Powers. 1933-1945: Mauser Lugers. 1*” and “BROWNING-F.N. I can't speak for the German HPs, but the WWII Canadian made Inglis magazines are marked with a small "JI". Charlie, thanks for sharing your years of research with us. It is indeed a proof mark from the factory, although a great many Kareens don't have the proof. Between 5,000 to 7,000 pieces were made and delivered to Lithuania in the late 1930s, prior to World War II. These include the date, serial number and property marks as well as various acceptance and proof marks. I have two. It is mint and would make a … Now this is a great example of the information available at this forum!!! One is a Browning 9mm Hi Power with Nazi markings and an artillary sight, probably made in the late 1930s. (non-P08) Pistols & Holsters. The guns I'm referring to here are clearly marked FÉG's. 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. It follows (I am not sure if the Tables will com over properly) West German Commercially Marked Browning High-Powers There are 4 variations of markings (or lack of markings) on WWII German Hi-Power magazines. Trick out or upgrade your firearm with the largest gun parts selection at eBay.com. Are these HP markings pre-war or post-war? Were there just be a WaA or were other markings used too? 4/5 Bore. It has no collector value. The one in my collection has British proof marks. 38266a. If the gun is marked “Browning Arms Company,” than it is a Hi-Power. Here's a picture...thanks for the help. Production continued until the end of the war. Proof Marks, Arsenal & Inspector Marks In addition to arsenal marks, you will find other marks or stampings. Moving to the left side of the receiver, we can see that the pistol is marked “Mk. This is a rare Lithuanian military contract Browning Hi Power, manufactured by Fabrique Nationale. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. There's no indication of gauge. T258001-261000 C=Hi Power: 1976-1997: In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998. 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. Belgium HP 9mm. https://gerardcox.blogspot.com/2014/06/deciphering-belgian-proof-marks.html How were Canadian magazines marked? Adaptability of Browning Parts. It was made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, and was designed by John Moses Browning like like the Colt 1911. FWIW, my A marked mag and C marked mag also appear to be WaA140 marked. The third mag is only WaA103 marked. At least some of the German ones do. Fighting Tyrants & Traitors is a 24/7 Job that Must be Done! 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. It was made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, and was designed by John Moses Browning like like the Colt 1911. Pistols and Holsters. 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. The subject gun is a fixed sight version with original finish, all matching serial nos. FN Browning Hi Power - Lithuanian Contract - sn 3xxx. 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. Like the the original models, these are marked with the Pillars of Gediminas . But unlike the 1911, the High Power has always stayed under the Browning name and it is still manufactured today by Miroku in Japan. Late German maybe? Second Media Corp., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Proof Marks, Arsenal & Inspector Marks In addition to arsenal marks, you will find other marks or stampings. It is in very good condition with 85% original finish. T258001-261000 C=Hi Power: 1976-1997: In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998. For a while, Canada used decals to mark property. JavaScript is disabled. I'd rather beat a bad guy to death with my Browning High Power, than shoot him dead with a "plastic pistol". This area will help you read that serial number. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. 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. 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. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. New to Browning Hi Powers, so please be gentle. In German service, it was used mainly by W… JavaScript is disabled. What markings would be on an original German WWII High Power magaine? Fast & Free shipping on many items! But this one is a particularly good one. There is only 1 pistol, and it is a 1936 browning hi-power. http://www.gunnyboy.com/post_list.php?uid=2953&post=e2f9247929b404b2fe98ba6f32301e3b Video of shooting the old WWII Nazi proofed Hi Power. The left side of the frame is also marked with an Eagle holding a globe with swastika and “E / WaA140”. 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. 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. FWIW This Pre war mag came with my early Nazi tangent HP. Shaw , … The serial number found on your gun has the answer. As for proof marks, the oval with E/LG/* inside makes it indeed Belgian. Additional Browning photos can be seen here "LONG LIVE THE FN-BROWNING-SAIVE HIGH POWER" John Browning & Dieudonne Saive's Designs Will Always be Light Years Ahead of All the Others. The roll mark on the slide is the only marking on the pistol other than the serial number and proof marks. 1. However, with a pistol that age, you never know what could be going on. 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. Dating a FN Browning Hi Power with multiple markings. The John Inglis Company of Canada acquired six FN Hi-Powers from China and reverse engineered 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. C=Hi Power This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000. There are 4 variations of markings (or lack of markings) on WWII German Hi-Power magazines. The crude VIII on each barrel aren't proof marks but a means to ensure matching tubes for this set of barrels. 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. 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. High Power or Hi-Power: If the gun is marked “Fabrique Nationale,” it is a High Power. 1966 Browning Hi-Power Made in Belgium New Condition in correct Browning Pouch with Manuel. I have always wanted a "Browning Hi Power" since I was a teenager. German: Foreign Mfg. Even post-war? 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. Maybe I was just looking in the wrong places? The major departure from the 1911 on the High Power … cpw, where did you get you information on the pre war markings (magazines)on Belgium H.P.? I have a third that only has the Waffen mark. You would have to l ook for Nazi Waffenamt marks. I would judge gun about 90%. Jim FN Hi Power. There were no other WaA marks that I could find though. Great deals on Gun Parts Browning Hi Power. It is much appreciated! I don't think some were marked at all? 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. The markings on the breech area of the barrel are early Belgian nitro proof marks for rifled barrel and parabellum pistols. Fighting Tyrants & Traitors is a 24/7 Job that Must be Done! If you accept what the gun was designed for, a double stack military sidearm shooting 115gr ball rounds, the Hi-Power … FN Hi-Power front sights were staked to the slide. Before there was a Sig P226 or a Beretta M92 there was a the Browning High Power. All will be found on the spine of the mag. After occupying Belgium in 1940, German forces took over the FN plant. Has three extra 13 round magazines that come with it. Some pre war mag parts were used by the Germans. Other marklings may or may not be present. Classic Gun Review: Belgian Browning Hi-Power Mk I. Now you can date your Browning firearm. The major departure from the 1911 on the High Power is the … Nothing got to the 1″ mark, but multiple brands hit the 1 1/2″ to 2″ mark. A family member recntly passed away and has several old guns. A community dedicated to Lugers, Central Powers, Axis, Allied and related WW-I and WW-II pistols by their scholars, collectors, owners and enthusiasts. (John Inglis). 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