Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - FN Browning No.2 Mk.I

Centrefire self-loading pistol - FN Browning No.2 Mk.I

Date

about 1945

Object Number

PR.8247

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room from the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

The Browning Hi Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in 9mm. It is based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. 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. It is fitted with two plastic grip plates. There is a fixed backsight and the foresight is also fixed.

Designated the No.2 Mk.I in British service

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength4.6in
BarrelLength118mm
OverallLength200mm
OverallWeight0.96kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2T6493

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

makers legend
BROWNING-F.N. 9MM HP35 INGLIS CANADA
on the left of the slide
stamped
Factory repair mark
FTR 63
on the left of the slide
stamped
model designation
Mk.I*
on the left of the slide
stamped

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