|PRICE:||R 7,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Delayed Blowback|
|CONDITION||Fair to good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, double-stacked, semi-automatic handgun available in the 9mmP and .40 S&W calibers.
It was based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive of FN in Belgium (designed between 1914 and 1935).
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, with its first year of service in 1935.
After 82 years of continuous production, the Hi-Power was discontinued in 2017 by Browning Arms, but it remained in production in some countries, under license.
The Hi Power name alludes to the 13-round magazine capacity (in 9mmP), almost twice that of contemporary designs such as the Luger or Colt M1911.
The pistol is often referred to as an HP (for “Hi-Power” or “High-Power”), GP (for the French term, “Grande Puissance”), BAP (Browning Automatic Pistol), or BHP (Browning High-Power).
The terms P-35 and HP-35 are also used, based on the introduction of the pistol in 1935.
This gun is in fair to good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional*.
The overall, original finish is still quite good with some very light wear on the edges of the slide and frame.
There is also some light wear on the top of the slide and the grip back-strap.
The original wooden grip panels are still good with no major marks or scratches.
The action feels tight and the recoil spring still feels strong.
It comes with 2 x 13 round magazines.
*N.B. There is some hammer follow when the slide is released, which means that this pistol will most likely need to be worked on by a gunsmith in order to ensure safe operation.
Extra magazines for this firearm available from Special Armory
This firearm is suitable for home self defense but may be slightly too big for every day concealed carry, unless for a large-framed person.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- IDPA – ESP division
- SADPA MPDS – Service Pistol limited (SP10) division
- IPSC – Production division
- PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Pin gun
- STEEL CHALLENGE