So I picked up an Israeli Hi-Power some time ago and I'm trying to figure out the time and place of birth. The serial number is 245NM08994 and matches throughout the pistol. The only Israeli marking I can find is a star of David just to the left side of the oval on the frame. The left side of the slide says "FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL BELGIQUE" so I believe this is a true FN gun, but there is no rollmark. The trigger guard has an "M on one side and what appear to be an egg or bomb on the other side. The barrel has the rest of the markings which include, an "M" with an asterisk over it, the letters "PV" with maybe a lion over them, and another egg\bomb with the letters "LG" inside them.
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow.
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Captain Brown Beard
June 11, 2012, 11:14 PM
I have no ideas, you may have better luck in the Firearms Research thread.
June 11, 2012, 11:17 PM
Based on the Serial # it was built in 1990. It sounds like a typical Izzy.. like this one. What hammer does it have? Does it have an ambi safety? What kind of sights?