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Collectors have documented that BHP S/Ns from 1-47000 were made prior to Nazi occupation of the Belgian FN complex.Thus, it is unlikely that your father's HP is marked with Nazi "waffenamt" (abbrv."Waa", translates as "weapons bureau") eagles and facility codes. Your father's pistol should have a "PV" proofmark which signifies being proof tested for smokeless (aka "nitro") powder.HTH, Noah The BHP was introduced ~ 1936, and FN prewar serial number records were destroyed when the factory was bombed.
The 40 S&W caliber was introduced in 1994This pistol is still in production today. Date Historic Information Serial Number Info 1954-57 The Hi-Power 9mm pistol was introduced in 1954.To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.