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So I have a browning hi power with a 1976 SN (76C2xxxx), but it has adjustable sights and seems to be a 1977 model. I have read that some 1976 SN rolled over into 77, but I was about to post on GB and I wanted to make sure I had my facts straight.. Anyone able to shed some light?
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What is it about your pistol that makes you think it is a '77?
There are seldom clear cut answers about dating High Powers.
I'd say it's a 1976 - because it says it is.

If you can point to "I have read that some 1976 SN rolled over into 77", please do. Supposedly the C designation was changed in 1975 to the new serial number system. There was little difference in the pistols during these years.

Cheers,

Tim
 

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One of my HP’s is a 76C, I accepted that as proof date not that it matters to me. Mine has a round hammer made after they went to the spur hammer, guess there was a round one in the bin.
 

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A '..76Cxxxxx..' serial number makes it a 1976 production pistol. When that pistol left the factory and was delivered to a buyer (contract, wholesaler, retailer, etc). doesn't matter. So, listing it for sale as a 1976 'C' series Hi Power is perfectly acceptable.

P.S...if I were listing it for an online auction site, I'd make sure that I described is as a '..C-series..'. It MIGHT (??) add to it's resale value at auction.
 

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What is it about your pistol that makes you think it is a '77?
There are seldom clear cut answers about dating High Powers.
I'd say it's a 1976 - because it says it is.

If you can point to "I have read that some 1976 SN rolled over into 77", please do. Supposedly the C designation was changed in 1975 to the new serial number system. There was little difference in the pistols during these years.

Cheers,

Tim
Thanks for the reply, I have yet to see a '76 with adjustable sights like this one.. That is not to say there isnt
 
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