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Browning Pistols

John M. Browning, creator of military and sporting weapons for Colt, Winchester, and Remington, is widely regarded by industry experts as one of the greatest American gun designers. Browning designed the first production handgun to use a slide mechanism, the FN Browning M1900, a single-action semi-automatic pistol produced by Belgian arms manufacturer FN Herstal from 1899 to 1910.

Since 1935, the gun maker's signature pistol has been the Browning P-35 Hi-Power 9 mm pistol based on John Browning's patented short-recoil, locked-breech, and exposed-hammer semi-automatic design. Originally produced in 9 mm, but now also available in S&W .40 caliber, Browning's pistol is one of the most widely adopted military pistols in history. The pistol has been used by armed forces in dozens of countries.

Other popular models include the Browning BDA 9 mm, developed in the early '80s with the hope of becoming the official U.S. military sidearm. The pistol was instead adopted by the Finnish Defence Forces. The Browning BDM 9 mm, produced in the '90s, was created for service trials for the FBI. It was never adopted and instead sold to the civilian market.


Quick Facts

  • Would-be Turkish assassin Mehmet Ali Agca seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in a May 13, 1981 attempt on his life using a Browning pistol
  • In 2011, Utah became the first U.S. state to name an official firearm, choosing the Browning Model M1911. This pistol was adopted for use by the U.S. Army in March 1911
  • A one-of-a-kind engraved and inscribed Browning Hi-Power acquired from Saddam Hussein’s palace in Tikrit, Iraq sold at a 2013 James D. Julia auction for $10,000

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Browning Arms Mod Buck Mark 22 LR Pistol
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Browning Arms Mod Buck Mark 22 LR Pistol
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$906 Bids
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$3504 Bids
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$4504 Bids
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3504 Bids
BROWNING BDA SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING BDA SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$3253 Bids
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING HI POWER SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$4002 Bids
BROWNING BDM SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING BDM SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2752 Bids
BROWNING BLACK LABEL 1911-22 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING BLACK LABEL 1911-22 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1752 Bids
BROWNING MODEL 1910 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING MODEL 1910 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2752 Bids
BROWNING 1911 380 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING 1911 380 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $350- $500
$1751 Bid
Browning Buck Mark Semi-Automatic Pistol
Apr 17, 9:00 AM CDT
Browning Buck Mark Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $250- $400
$2001 Bid
BROWNING 1911 22 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING 1911 22 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $450
$1501 Bid
BROWNING BDA-380 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING BDA-380 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2501 Bid
BROWNING 1911-22 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING 1911-22 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
FN GP Capitan 2000
May 15, 9:00 AM CEST
FN GP Capitan 2000
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€4400 Bids
Cased Set of Three Belgian Browning Semi-Automatic Pistols
May 18, 9:00 AM CDT
Cased Set of Three Belgian Browning Semi-Automatic Pistols
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $4,750- $6,000
$4,2500 Bids
Belgian Browning High Power Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case
Apr 17, 9:00 AM CDT
Belgian Browning High Power Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,300
$7000 Bids
Browning High-Power Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case
Apr 17, 9:00 AM CDT
Browning High-Power Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$7000 Bids
BROWNING 1911-380 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING 1911-380 BLACK LABEL SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
BROWNING MODEL 71 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING MODEL 71 SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
BROWNING NOMAD SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
BROWNING NOMAD SEMI AUTO PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $350- $550
$1750 Bids
Browning Buckmark semi-auto pistol .22 cal.
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Browning Buckmark semi-auto pistol .22 cal.
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Factory Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Gold-Line Challenger Pistol
May 18, 9:00 AM CDT
Factory Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning Gold-Line Challenger Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $4,250- $6,500
$3,7500 Bids
Browning Renaissance Grade Medalist Semi-Automatic Pistol
May 18, 9:00 AM CDT
Browning Renaissance Grade Medalist Semi-Automatic Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $5,500- $7,500
$4,7500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Browning Pistols


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Rock Island Auction Company

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