UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Small arms manufacturer Browning announced that its Hi-Power semi-automatic handgun, which at one time armed most of the militaries in the Free World, has been discontinued.
This month, Browning announced that its Hi-Power pistols are no longer in production.
The single-action, semi-automatic pistol was in continuous production for over 82 years and was prolific gun inventor John Browning’s final handgun design.
The Hi-Power featured a 13-round high capacity magazine and an efficient breech locking system, a system which has influenced many of today’s most successful pistol designs.
The Hi-Power was used by both sides during World War II, and subsequently became one of the most popular military handguns in the West.
At one time or another, it served 93 nations and more than 50 armies.
More than one million Hi-Power pistols have been produced since 1935.