Rare Safe Queen, Like new , 98 percent ! Few rounds, bright bore minimal handling wear. Last year 1988 mk11 all matching serialized including Factory Box! Later in 1988 Browning went to the Mk111 These mk11’s with Black parkerized finish with the slide rib and hole are extremely hard to find! Especially with matching original box, manual and cleaning rod! What is the difference between the Mk II and Mk III Hi Powers? The Mk II was an "upgrade" of the original, classic 9mm Hi Power. The Mk II was intended for the Military and Police markets and finishes were normally either matte blue or parkerized. Some of the parkerizing was dark green while some runs were black. Introduced in 1982, the Mk II was offered in but one caliber that of 9mm. It sported ambidextrous, extended thumb safeties and the classic Hi Power's checkered Walnut stocks were replaced with black, checkered nylon stocks with thumb rests. The magazine safety came along unchanged. The gun had a spur hammer and some were offered with lanyard rings. Frames were forged and at least in early runs of the gun, there was no internal firing pin lock. Some of the Mk II Hi Powers eventually did get the device as Mk II's so equipped. The mainspring was the same 32-lbs that it is in current Mk III pistols and the recoil spring remained at 17-lbs, the factory standard. There is a Small Hole in the front of the slide, under the barrel and about where the center of the end of the recoil spring would be. Presumably this is to To Allow Water to drain from a previously submerged pistol, something not uncommon to Military handguns. The non-removable bushing extends out slightly more than on Mk III pistols. Classic Hi Powers made from the mid-70's until the Mk II was introduced did as well.
Perhaps the most noticeable change was the full-length rib on top of the slide. It is narrow and integral to the slide. The front sight is part of the rib and not removable. The rear sight is dovetailed in place and has a relatively wide notch for sight pictures in less than ideal light. These sights are usable at speed and most opine that they're an improvement over the classic Hi Power's fixed sights.
Until the introduction of the Mk II Hi Powers, the gun had been known to be picky in feeding some JHP rounds. The humped feed ramp was gone and replaced with a "throated" one similarly to what gunsmiths were doing here in the US to make Hi Powers feed reliable with other than ball. It's been my experience with several Mk II Hi Powers that they'll feed about any JHP of standard overall length or even close to it.
Only non stock item are wood grips!