On a lark this weekend I contacted Browning

Discussion in 'Browning Hi Power Handgun' started by Stephen Bennett, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Stephen Bennett

    Stephen Bennett Well-Known Member

    About an Israeli import I own, gave them the serial number and any other marking I thought were pertinent. I told them I suspected my gun was made by FN and this is their answer:
    Hello Stephen,

    Thank you for the email. Your gun is a 1961 and was in fact made in Belgium by FN.

    Sincerely,
    Browning Customer Service
    cs

    >
    > From: bigben1948@mchsi.com
    > Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 8:35 AM
    > To: "customerservice@browning.com" <customerservice@browning.com>
    > Subject: Hi Power?
    >
    >
    > I own an Israeli import serial numbered 10363 with a "B" prefix on the slide and grip frame that I would swear was made by FN. Any help here?
    > Stephen G. Bennett Sr.
    > Now I'm pleased as punch!!!
    Steve
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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    That's nice...
  3. sub-moa

    sub-moa Well-Known Member

    In spite of the “history” here revolving around “B 10363”, I’ll just keep this simple:
    “B 10363” is absolutely NOT a 1961 FN BHP and it couldn’t be any more obvious...judge for yourself:

    Previously posted pic of “B 10363”:
    http://i.imgur.com/YdmintS.jpg[/img

    Genuine 1961 FN BHP pics:
    http://i.imgur.com/PwiW8C3.jpg[/img
    http://i.imgur.com/6e4uxqB.jpg[/img
    http://i.imgur.com/ANOcdKL.jpg[/img
    http://i.imgur.com/eNCOcuc.jpg[/img

    Browning Arms website SN (1961 = 93028–109145) database:
    http://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/hi-power-pistol.html

    There are so many obvious physical differences…beyond just the SNs, as to make the Browning CS email ludicrous. Of course I’ll delineate them if need be, but I expect a simple comparison using the pics will be sufficient…for anyone.
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