If it's a Mark III, is it stamped on the gun somewhere? Mine is marked as follows:
Browning Arms Company Morgan, Utah & Montreal P.Q.
Made in Belgium
On barrel visible from ejection port is: CAL 9m/mP
Below that appears to be the outline of a fish with some letters inside
First characters of Serial # is 72C
Probably made in 1972 but I don’t know for sure.
Paladin's right the firing pin safety is the main difference over the Mark II. I have the Argentine FM which is basically the old Mark I, which doesn't have the ambidextrous thumb safety, 3-dot sights, throated barrel and non-ramped barrel ramp of the Mark II/III. It does have the external extractor though not the weaker internal one of even earlier Hi Powers.
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Mine doesn't have the ambidextrous safety, only the one on the left side of the slide. How can I tell if it's a Mark I, or II and what year it was created? It may be older than 1972. I've had it since 1987,