NRA Gun of the Week: Browning High-Power Mark III Pistol

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posted on July 2, 2016

Eight decades after the development of the classic Browning High-Power, minor modifications to the pistol have led to the Mark III version. A bilateral safety, an external extractor and trigger-activated firing-pin safety are the most obvious of the mods that led to the current iteration. Additionally, upgrades to the pistol's finish have modernized its appearance. Otherwise the gun remains a durable locked-breech, recoil-operated, single-action, semi-automatic pistol that has earned its place as this week's NRA Gun of the Week. See a vintage High-Power and a new model in this this video hosted by American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz.

For more information visit Browning.com.

Manufacturer: Browning Arms Co.
Model: High-Power Mark III
Action: recoil-operated, single-action, semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 9 mm Luger
Finish: black epoxy
Stocks: composite
Sights: three-white-bar fixed
Barrel: 4 5/8”; six-groove 1:10” RH rifling
Weight: 32 ozs.
Capacity: 13-round detachable box magazine
Accessories: owner’s manual, lock, spare magazine
MSRP: $1,070
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Manufacturer: Browning Arms Co.
Model: 1962 Browning High-Power 
Action: recoil-operated, single-action, semi-automatic pistol
Caliber: 9 mm Luger
Finish: blued
Stocks: stained hardwood (military phenolic shown)
Sights: notch rear, blade front fixed
Barrel: 4 5/8”; six-groove 1:10” RH rifling
Weight: 32 ozs.
Capacity: 13-round detachable box magazine
MSRP: $74.50 (according to Gun Digest 16th Annual Edition)

For more on the Browning High-Power, please enjoy the following articles:

5 Little Known Facts about the FN Browning High Power
80 Years of the Belgian High Power

 

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