View Full Version : Browning Hi-power help?

June 2, 2000, 03:13 PM
Can anyone please provide a sorce online for checking a manufacture date on a Browning Hi-power..........it is an older Hi-power with matching military style holster, but I believe the Hi-power to not be military issue.

Thanks in advance

June 2, 2000, 04:21 PM
rkb, you might try http://www.thefiringline.com . ;)
Seriously, if you will post the serial number here (using "X"'s for the last couple of digits) one of us will be able to date it for you. :)

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June 2, 2000, 04:50 PM
Thank you for your help Gunslinger........the number is "285xx"

Thanks again


James K
June 3, 2000, 12:46 AM
That serial number would be a pre-WWII Browning. It should have the old type extractor, a one piece barrel, a tangent sight and a stock cut. It will also have the old type pin that holds the sear bar.