Trying to determine origin of Browning 9mm

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by 52Scotts, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. 52Scotts

    52Scotts New Member

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    I am trying to find out when and where this gun was made and its value.
    It is a Browning 9mm with the markings below. Any help would be very
    much appreciated.

    On the left side

    FABRIQUE NATIONALE D'ARMES DE GUERRE
    HERSTAL BELGIQUE
    BROWNING'S PATENT DEPOSE

    Above the trigger and lower slide, engraved sideways
    PV
    E

    On trigger guard a number "4"


    Right side

    On ejector
    "CAL 9m/mP"
    Serial # 62650 stamped below ejector and just above trigger guard
    Number "4" on trigger guard

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  2. wonderwhippet

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    Your FN Browning was made in the early fifties and was used by the Austrian police. These were later replaced and then sold here in this country. Value these days is $600 to $700. If it has a matching numbered magazine it is worth more. There are some rigs around which have two matching mags and a matching numbered holster.
  3. 52Scotts

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    Thanks very much for the feedback. I appreciate it.
  4. Cordespc

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    Sorry to piggy-back on the OP's thread. I have a pistol very similar to this one, but mine has a letter "R" where his has an "E." Stamped on the barrel where it is visible through the ejection port is a crest that resembles an egg with a crown on top with a letter "E" on top, and "LG" below. SN: 46942. I've been unable to find any amplifying info on this pistol despite my best google efforts. Also has a black leather fully enclosed holster. Unable to post pics due to a missing "security token" but I'm working on it. Thanks in advance,
    -Paul
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  6. wonderwhippet

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    The stamps you are referring to on your Hi Power are Belgian proof marks.
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