The 9mm Hi-Power pistol was introduced to the U.S. market in 1954. Serial numbers from 1954 through 1957 are estimates only. From 1958 on, better records were kept and the serial numbers are more accurate. The 40 S&W caliber was introduced in 1994This pistol is still in production today.
To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. We have most owner's manuals online. You can go to those by clicking here.
|Date||Historic Information||Serial Number Info|
|1954-57||The Hi-Power 9mm pistol was introduced in 1954.||70000-80,000
Accurate production figures are unavailable.
|1958||In 1958 Browning kept better records of the Hi-Power pistol, so the serial number ranges are more accurate||80001-85276|
|1964||In 1964 the product code for the Hi-Power was the letter "T"||115823-T136-568|
|1969-75||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:
This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 69C1000 = A 1969 Hi-Power pistol with a serial number of 1000.
|1976-1997||In 1975 Browning standardized its
serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
This would be a 9mm Hi-Power pistol, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.
|1998||In 1998 Browning redid the
standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base
This would be a 9mm Hi-Power pistol, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.