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Take me to Browning International No. Further out on that limb: If the pistol SN is in the very low range and is stamped on the body side near the top of the holster, it'll be a surplus German Police pistol. Of course, once detailed pics are posted, I reserve the right to fall back upon Mr. Unfortunately I did not take any pics. I examined the gun and the serial number is stamped on the right side underneath the ejection port.
It is a "thumbprint" version Fixed sight, not a tangent sight. Serial number is 62xxx.
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I know that much about it. Sorry I can't post any pics or tell you guys any more about the gun. WADR, there's just not enough information It's a 60 year old pistol, much might OR might not be going on there and "condition is everything" Does the holster match the pistol as suggested as a possibility earlier, what's the holster condition, etc.?
Is the magazine baseplate numbered to the pistol Both would impact value as well I've actually decided to pass on this gun.
Hi Power Pistol
It's a great old weapon. Clean as a pin, inside and out. But here's the deal breaker for me You guys tell me if I'm off base. It's a gorgeous old gun. The deal breaker is I shoot stuff. I shoot a lot of stuff. The last thing I need is for the internal extractor to take a crap on me and then be unable to find one. Then I have a paperweight.
For this reason, I'm just gonna find a nice T series and shoot the snot out of it with no worries about finding parts. For want of a shooter I do not think that is off base at all. It is the very reason I do not own the older ones. I almost bought a 61 contract arsenal refurbished fn hi power once but submoa hit buy now while I was thinking it over.
I recall it well my Friend Otto, as El Chuntaro so wisely points out, internal extractor models While I've shot all my early BHPs There are several threads here dealing with exactly that So my pistol was a European gun brought to the US later as they weren't imported to the US until the late s with serial numbers in the range. Their reply does take a little while though.
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She looks as good now as she did then. That's great genstab, congratulations , and thanks for posting the FN website as well. Though the Browning Date Chart is at best "incomplete" in places , they The Browning Date Chart indicates "approximately " as the beginning range for the '54 Browning imports.