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I have an old Browning 9mm that I am trying to find more information on. It is a little pitted and worn. It has Nazi inspection stamps. Original handles, new sights and safety. It still shoots ok. Here is what is stamped on the gun.

FABRIQUE NATIONALE D'ARMES DE GUERRE
HERSTAL BELGIQUE BROWNINES PATENT DEPOSE
#41793, all three pieces are the same number and it has Nazi inspection stamps.

I have tried to find the dating by numbers with no luck.
Any information is appreciated along with a ball park worth.
Thanks for the any input.
 

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What you have is a Fabrique Nationale Hi-Power. Values run the gamut from less than that of a standard gun on up as there are a couple of different variations and the quality of the finish varies depending on when it was made. It is also possible that it is a pre-WWII gun that was "liberated" at some point and shortly after proofed in Germany. That it has new sights and not in unblemished condition brings the value down markedly. Sorry I can't help you with dating, I do not have FN's serial dates and they may be somewhat difficult to get exact info as they may have been lost or damaged during the war. You should be able to get a ball park figure for the date though, there are complete enough records for that.
 
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