BROWNING HI POWER 9MM, 13, 22 OR 30 RD:
ORIGIN – BELGIUM
CALIBER – 9MM
WEIGHT – 32 OZ
OVERALL LENGTH – 4.31
LENGTH OF MAGAZINE -4.31
In 1925 Fabique National asked John Browning to design a new automatic pistol to their specifications. The pistol was designed shortl before Browning’s death in 1926. In 1935, FN offered a 13-shot 9mm in two variations, the ordinary model with fixed sights, and the “adjustable rear sight model” which also had provisions for the attachment is a combination holster/shoulder stock. The French and Belgian governments bought the adjustable sight model, the Lithuanuian and Romanian governments bought the ordinary model. During WWII, the pistol was manufactured under German supervision for German military use. The quality of the German-produced guns is poorer than that of guns produced before or after. In 1943, production of the pistol was begun in Canada for the Canadian, British,
Australian, Greece and Chinese governments. Some Canadian-produced guns were made with alloy frames for weight reduction. After WWII, the pistol was manufactured by FN for the Belgian, Danish and British armies, and since 1953 has been commercially available in the U.S. Other variations of both FN and John Inglis Canadian models were produced, including model MP, a fully automatic version.