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Article about: Hello Gents just a quick question on this pistol? Can anybody tell the age of this weapon? & any other info would be top dollar too.. Thanks for your help Cheers Terry.

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    Hello Gents just a quick question on this pistol? Can anybody tell the age of this weapon? & any other info would be top dollar too.. Thanks for your help Cheers Terry. Click image for larger version. 

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    Well...first of all, you can't really date Browning wartime pistols by the serial numbers as their number systems repeated itself frequently. But, since this one is a mismatch in parts(at least the slide is different from the frame numbers) I would say that this one was post-war assembled from available parts. So, age-wise, the parts look to be wartime. Assembly? Most likely immediately post-war. Are there any waffen ampts anywhere on it?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi Tery, I would not buy a "bitsa". Get one with all matching numbers.

    Inglis Canadian made ones are nice and are wartime. I have one.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I would say post war also. and I agree with Ade. Buy an Inglis.

    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Thanks for the comments guys..I only have these two photos from the dealers site..So I couldn't tell if there are any markings at all..I will keep my mince pies peeled for the Inglis pistol.. Thanks again & Cheers Terry.

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    I have a cracking Hi-Power which I bought a little while ago, all matching dating from the 60's and it shoots like a dream. There are a couple of "ex squadies" at my club, and they always want a go with it, something to do with nostalgia

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    I have fired the Browning 1000s of times..it is a hoot & for the age of the design a very good weapon...I do prefer the Sigg 226 or any other number because they are solid..Cheers Terry.

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    it dates to 1961, by the time the Hi Power got into the late 50s they had sorted there serial number mess out.

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    Cheers Chris good to know.. thank you very much ... Cheers Terry.

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