In 98%+ mint crisp condition, we have a Very Scarce 1st Year of importation into the US, 1954 Browning Hi-Power Pistol. This was the first time this Pistol was imported by Browning and this is one of the earliest known so marked. This is all matching with a mint bore.
The Hi-Power was one of the most Legendary Pistols of the 20th century and it was well known in the US at the time from all of the vet bringbacks from WWII. This very compact pistol packing 13 rounds of potent 9mm Luger was considered to be one of the most advanced pistols of the era and it was in wide use with the military of many countries and was widely issued to CIA operatives. Only recently has it been retired from front line service in Canada and its still quite relevant even today. If you collect Hi-Powers or Brownings this is an extremely important example to obtain for your collection.