Among the most interesting variants is the John Inglis-produced High Power. None, I repeat none I interviewed ever said it was not deadly in comparison to the. With the German Luger, the High Power is one of the original guns that fire the readily obtainable 9mm cartridge. Not that it would make any difference. The usual array of proof marks but nothing German military or any military for that matter.Next
The only other chance would be, if you would be fortunate enough to have the soldier's identification book Soldbuch who was issued this piece. Here is the Browning link to find the date of manufacture. At some time in the past the front sight of this Inglis High Power was adjusted for windage. Later commercial models had the take down notch hardened like the slide hold open notch as well it should be. Practiced marksmen will make good hits in spite of the trigger action as long as the trigger is consistent.Next
The trigger press is straight to the rear and the pistol is flat enough for concealed carry. If you have read my previous work, dating to the 1980s, you will realize this feature is an embarrassment. Sako began producing barreled actions in. Please let me know if that halps with anything. The Germans manufactured over 315,000 of the Hi-Power pistols during their occupation of Belgium.
The Browning design has gone through several generations, but each is recognizable as a High Power and the changes have been minor, usually limited to differences in the sights and the manual safety. As everyone is aware, the Sako action for the Browning Safari was slightly modified from the regular production L579 with a round top rear bridge lower than front ring and an unblued bolt handle. The design was completed in 1935, leading to the alternate designation of Browning P-35. Do Sako collectors have any interest in these guns either? These looked identical from the outside to the original P-35. Your pistol was made in 1966 which is denoted by the 6 after the p in the serial number. I also know that the pistol isnt made by Miroku.Next
My personal Action Works-modified High Power went well over 10,000 rounds, including performing as the test bed for +P+ 9mm ammunition, with no problems except a little loss of accuracy at the 10,000 round mark. The original military sights are no better or worse than many of the day. The presently made guns without it often do not shoot as well. The weapon is either in use by, or is the standard sidearm of the following countries, the Argentine Army, Australian Defense Force, Belgian Army, British Army, Canadian Armed Forces, Indian Army, Irish Army, Israeli police, Luxembourg Army, Singapore Special Operations Force and the Venezuelan Army, among others. These dates seem to be confirmed by information supplied by Browning about the salt wood problem. You can argue that financial support of Israel is in the best interests of the United States, and leave it at that without assuming the other person is motivated by religious intolerance or prejudice, or by assuming every Jew is for Israel or all the policies of Israel, which is not the case.Next
One was a simple blowback design, while the other was striker fired and operated with a locked-breech recoil system. Other than the change to a different extractor style, the only change to the pistol has been in different generations of sights. Consequently, a low number does not necessarily indicate an early production pistol, it can be part of a contract run. Several other manufacturers also had salt problems from the same time frame, so the 320,000 salt guns may not be just Brownings. He was then informed that the company had never done so before, but they were prepared to give it a try.
I can't help the original poster but the picture posted is of a Danish Military contract pistol delivered in 1946. Browning then found a supplier in California that had a huge supply of wood. I found a replacement slide, junked the cracked one, and never looked back. However, the metal is very clean and so I bought it. I believe this is the import mark. They eventually paid for it, but I came out on the short end of that stick.Next
The Hi-Power pistol has been known by several names through out its history. Most examples may be counted upon for a five-shot group of two and one half to three inches at 25 yards with good ammunition and from a solid benchrest. It both dependable and accurate. Now you can date your Browning firearm. Dieudonne Saive was the real inventor of the High Power not John Browning. Having said all this depressing things about later made High Powers they still are beautifully made pistols, which are light years more prestigious to own than the current crowd of cheaply made junk plasticky pistols which make even a brass monkey puke at the mere sight of one.Next
So, for example, if Browning received 300 pistols that year, they most likely have arrived in separate groups at different times. Originally Posted By thedoctors308: I'm pretty sure the weapon in question is in Iraq. The Fabrique Nationale firm is still in business today and is a subsidiary of the Herstal Group. The action and barrel was matte blue and the stock was slim and trim with a satin finish. However, they are accounted for in the Sako shipping records.Next