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The Browning High-Power (or Fabrique Nationale FN GP35 - "GP" for "Grande Puissance") has a lineage dating back to the original John Browning Colt M1911 and became the last of Browning's designs before his death in 1926.Design work on the High-Power began in 1914 and was still ongoing in 1926, leaving the pistol in the hands of FN's chief designer Dieudonne Saive.The slide dominated the upper regions of the gun and protected the critical internal working components as well as housing the barrel and recoil spring, the latter fitted under the barrel.The sides of the slide contained the requisite finger grooves for managing the assembly during cocking. From 1958 on, better records were kept and the serial numbers are more accurate. Example: 69C1000 = A 1969 Hi Power pistol with a serial number of 1000.
Serial numbers from 1954 through 1957 are estimates only. To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. 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.
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The pistol has been designed to operate as a single action firearm that utilizes an external hammer.
The pistol is made form steel and has a blued finish.
For example, a Hi Power made in 1973 would have a serial number starting "73C" and so forth.