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1998 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle. Serial Number beginning with 01001 at the start of each year.
Serial Number Example: 510NN01001 This would be a 9mm Hi-Power pistol, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001. Looking for more info, rough day at work, can ya tell This link
To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. 70000-80,000 Accurate production figures are unavailable. 1958 In 1958 Browning kept better records of the Hi-Power pistol, so the serial number ranges are more accurate 80001-85276 1959 85268-89687 1960 89688-93027 1961 93028-109145 1962 109146-113548 1963 113549-115822 1964 In 1964 the product code for the Hi-Power was the letter "T" 115823-T136-568 1965 T136569-T146372 1966 T146373-T173285 1967 T173286-T213999 1968 T214000-T258000 1969-75 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture which was followed by a four digit code that identified the type of Auto-5: C=Hi-Power This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 69C1000 = A 1969 Hi-Power pistol with a serial number of 1000. Date of Manufacture is a two digit code Z=1 Y=2 X=3 W=4 V=5 T=6 R=7 P=8 N=9 M=0 3.
And before anyone says BS, I once had a breechblock for one.
Alphabeticaly numbered when they were testing out the replacement round for the 45-70.
Canada | United States | Balt / Wash DC | Chicago | Florida | Miami | Los Angeles | New York City | San Francisco Bay Area | Seattle | Tampa Bay Area | Toronto | Texas | Southeast | Westcoast | Midwest | Northeast Namaste!
As well as outdoor activities that take off from your XJ/MJ like hiking, geocoaching, and rock climbing.
Manufactured between 1889-1893 serial numbers ran from 500,000 to 565,000- total production -65,000 guns. Markings: - Left side of stock opposite the lock plate inspectors cartouche "SWP" (Samuel W. -Circle cartouche on the underside of pistol grip with a faint “P” in the center. M1887, marked with "Rock Island Arsenal" and inspection stamp "E. (not alphanumeric but just letters of the alphabet.
-US on butt plate tang, “33” on stock just forward of butt plate tang. -Left side of barrel forward of the breech -VP over Eagle over P. At least now I have an idea how the damm sling fits!
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