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