That's a Browning Hi-Power
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 ...
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
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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.
Last edited by pistola; December 19th, 2007 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Spelling
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Very nice indeed! That would be a 'keeper' in my book!
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.
Excellent inheritance! I should be so fortunate. That's one of the all-time great handguns.
Check out Stephen A. Camp's excellent website:
It has a wealth of info on the Hi Power, as well as lots of other worthwhile articles.
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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.
Nice gun! They are very similar to the 1911 if you are familiar with those. If you feel like selling it let me know....
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
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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