Underneath, inside the slide there's probably a double tenon holding it on, although many gunsmiths used silver solder. Serial numbers from 1954 through 1957 are estimates only. Often this was because the customer wanted their weapons serialed a certain way to dovetail with their existing inventory. Photos of all the small markings, including those inside the frame and slide, would be most useful. Unfortunately, he's currently being protected at an undisclosed location in the interest of national security, so he may not be able to respond immediately. Manufacture in 9mm Browning Short. Hi Everyone, I am back, but now with detailed photos.
To use these tables, compare your serial number s to the correct manufacturer and model, and ascertain which bracket it falls into based on the year of manufacture and corresponding serial number. The year model designations 1900 and 1910 apparently did not come into use until sometime after World War I, though the guns were both always known as the Browning Automatic Pistol. The 'catch' is that unless you come across the book serendipitously at a used book shop, it ain't cheap--- Thanks for the information, I was waiting for you to chime in. Need to contact us regarding this cabinet? If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. Production began in 1914 and continued through 1974 in Belgium.
Archived from on November 4, 2013. What is the serial number on the Millett Hi Power? Anybody have any online sources that my Google-Fu isn't uncovering? The magazine holds seven rounds of 7. The manual safety lever merely locks the grip safety in place so that it cannot be depressed, though an external lug on the manual safety lever also moves into a notch in the slide to prevent the slide from being opened. The serial number is on the right side of the frame, just above the trigger. Welcome to the mysteries of vintage Hi Power ownership! Just really curious about the year of manufacture. The only difference is the markings. I don't know how many the Dutch bought, but I wouldn't be surprised if that information could be found online.
The relatively small size and sleek lines of the Model 1910 made it easily concealed, and the the lack of protrusions such as large sights or a slide release lever made the gun easy to draw quickly from a pocket. Somewhere it its life somebody added a newer, external extractor slide. Archived from on December 4, 2010. Sometimes Submoa can narrow it down to the particular quarter of the build year. ? It appears to be one of the Israeli surplus guns sice it has import markings on it. Horn grips are easily identified by their flat backs, whereas plastic grips have depressions in their backs from the molds.
It is currently the largest exporter of military small arms in Europe. Interesting that they reused serial numbers. Smith , preventing it from moving downward and releasing the striker. Serial Number beginning with 01001at the start of each year. And it has been cerakoted by a previous owner. Serial number: 6-digit number with suffix right on frame.
Enter the serial number below to view specific information pertaining to your cabinet. Browning, American Gunmaker, by John Browning and Curt Gentry. I think this will end my pursuit. In service with military and police forces in over 40 countries. One of the most widely used rifles in history, having been used by over 90 nations. In 1897 the company entered into a long-lasting relationship with , a well-known firearms designer.
I got it this way - cerakoted with a battle worn look and with the hammer filed the way it looks. This makes it a moderately scarce variety. Apparently the transitions between slide address characteristics did not take place very sharply or clearly. Archived from on October 29, 2013. In service in over 75 nations and used in the United States as the.
A brief search through Google is not yielding anything. The inscription on the left side of the slide remained the same throughout production, though there were minor changes in the characters and spacing which cannot all be reproduced here. Second series of numbers are for the 20 ga. The Germans would have seized all the Dutch pistols they could get their hands on. Upon googling around, it is a 1979 model, which made it a bit more special to me being my birth year. I just picked it up about two hours ago and immediately took pictures.
Doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, I know, but I am just really curious. I apologize for any confusion - I should have clicked on the orange front sight right away. Guns produced in the first year of production 1912-1913 have a cutout area on the lower forward portion of the slide that extends beyond the front edge of the frame. However, the weapon was finalized by and did not appear until nearly a decade after Browning's death. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! He said the closest he could advise is the casing date as after the pistol is test fired it is complete.