Inherited gun help

Inherited gun help

This is a discussion on Inherited gun help within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was recently given a few of my grandfather's firearms. One of which is a 9MM Browning handgun. I can't figure out how to disassemble ...

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    Inherited gun help

    I was recently given a few of my grandfather's firearms. One of which is a 9MM Browning handgun. I can't figure out how to disassemble it, or even what type of Browning it it so I can look it up! I took a couple pictures in the hopes that one of you can help me, because I would like to get this one ready for a backup CCW.

    Just a little info on it: It was made in Belgium by Browning and is probably from the 1940's. It's in a leather holser that has the date 1944 on it.
    Edit: It's also "9MM P", and single-action

    Thanks!

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    That's a Browning Hi-Power

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    Thumbs up High Power

    Sir; What you have is a Browning High Power. It looks like a real nice one. The external extractor and "t" prefix serial number is definately later than 1940's. I would guess late 1960's early seveties. There is much information available online about your pistol.
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    Very nice indeed! That would be a 'keeper' in my book!

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    A quick Google search for "browning hi-power" and "disassembly" finds a few, including this video from the American Gunsmithing Institute on the Hi-Power.
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    Excellent inheritance! I should be so fortunate. That's one of the all-time great handguns.

    Check out Stephen A. Camp's excellent website:

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/

    It has a wealth of info on the Hi Power, as well as lots of other worthwhile articles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    Excellent inheritance! I should be so fortunate. That's one of the all-time great handguns.

    Check out Stephen A. Camp's excellent website:

    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/

    It has a wealth of info on the Hi Power, as well as lots of other worthwhile articles.
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    Yep, Hi-Power.

    VERY nice!

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    Thanks for all the quick responses! It's in amazing conditions. Doesn't even look like its been used more than a couple times. My grandfather was very meticulous and really only used (wore mostly) his guns while in the field on his farm.

    Thanks you guys for the help!!

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    Terry, thanks for the link to proofhouse, bookmarked it.

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    Nice gun! They are very similar to the 1911 if you are familiar with those. If you feel like selling it let me know....

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    Captain - that's exactly the kind of site I've been looking for all day! :)

    Aus - I thought at first glance it was a 1911 actually. And to be honest, I would sell it if it wasn't for the sentimental value :( sorry

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    Thumbs up Real Nice Firearm.

    Super nice condition too.
    Your Grandfather took mighty good care of that nice handgun.

    Ditto On: Check Out - Stephen A. Camp

    He Is The Highest Power concerning everything Browning Hi-Power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alyehoud View Post
    Captain - that's exactly the kind of site I've been looking for all day! :)

    Aus - I thought at first glance it was a 1911 actually. And to be honest, I would sell it if it wasn't for the sentimental value :( sorry
    Nice Hi-power.

    It was made in Belgium , and in good shape - similar age and condition guns
    are worth between $500 - $1000.
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