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reddot556
05-28-2012, 3:52 PM
After a few weeks of planning and getting parts..here she is..I told my builder..( Dave lake @ Sierra Arms..Modesto,ca )i wanted to be able to hit coconuts at 25yds consistently.Mission Accomplished!!
..Its been medium gray parkerized and all controls gun coated in OD green
New parts include:
24/7 big dot XS sights
VZ grips
Cylinder & slide safety
Cylinder & slide wide combat trigger
Cylinder & slide hammer
Cylinder & slide sear and other trigger parts
KKM Precision Barrel
Trigger breaks very sweet at 3lb-12oz
I don't know what it will do for groups..probably better than i can shoot
but it did hit and break 6 coconuts with 6 shots at 25 yds..Not only does it look badass but shoots great too!!
Special thanks to "larryh1108" over at Browning Hi Power Owners Forum for the Slide!!
She started out looking like this:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/reddot223/BHP.jpg

And Now:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/reddot223/2012-05-28_120936.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/reddot223/2012-05-28_120912.jpg

IBJanky
05-28-2012, 4:12 PM
Looked better untouched, but that's just my 2 cents.

To each his own though.

myke

morrcarr67
05-28-2012, 4:20 PM
Looked better untouched, but that's just my 2 cents.

To each his own though.

myke

Nope. Others think like you too.

But, it doesn't matter if we like it as long as you.

Enjoy her for a long time.

MA2
05-28-2012, 4:31 PM
I might of kept he rear adjustable sight...do like the upgrades http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/images/icons/icon14.gif

Chaos47
05-28-2012, 4:56 PM
Looks good! Digging the OD!

I'm thinking of going with two tone OD on my FM Argentine HP. (Frame green, Slide black, Parts black)

Do you still have the stock ambidextrous safety parts? I have been looking to replace my tiny factory one. Let me know if you want to get rid of it.

zfields
05-28-2012, 5:00 PM
Looks good. I am partial to the original slide though also. Did you scrap it or trade it off?

reddot556
05-28-2012, 5:06 PM
slide was sold..did not like the adjustable sights..and yes i have the original safety

Turbinator
05-28-2012, 5:40 PM
What I like the most are the accuracy enhancements. Very happy to hear that it's possible to tune High Powers this way. Great gun, great project!

Turby

Oneaudiopro
05-28-2012, 6:04 PM
Looked better untouched, but that's just my 2 cents.

To each his own though.

myke

+1......I agree

MrExel17
05-28-2012, 6:06 PM
Looks good, love the sights!

paul0660
05-28-2012, 6:07 PM
Probably the prettiest guns ever made.

I have no idea why VZ grips are popular. Striped plastic, and they look it. I have come across two sets via gun buys and traded them for mags. I betta off.

zfields
05-28-2012, 6:15 PM
Probably the prettiest guns ever made.

I have no idea why VZ grips are popular. Striped plastic, and they look it. I have come across two sets via gun buys and traded them for mags. I betta off.

I agree, VZ's usually dont look good to me. However, the set on this hipower look good. they look almost "woody" to me.

rogervzv
05-28-2012, 6:19 PM
An iconic pistol, however styled. John Moses Browning rocks.

Mr310
05-28-2012, 6:31 PM
Damn myself for looking at these threads. Now I'm looking at them on GB. :(

paul0660
05-28-2012, 6:34 PM
Almost woody ain't woody. I still don't get it, EVER, and my eyes aren't that good.

Can't buy anything here
05-28-2012, 6:55 PM
Cylinder and slide did mine about 20 years ago...single sided safety and Novak sights....had some hammer follow over the years and recently brought it to James Hoag for a 4 pound trigger....kept the original wood...I like the way they look...:)

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e249/sipowicz/P1070484.jpg

giantsfan
05-28-2012, 6:58 PM
I told my builder..( Dave lake @ Sierra Arms..Modesto,ca )i wanted to be able to hit coconuts at 25yds consistently.Mission Accomplished!!


Where the HELL do they grow coconuts in Modesto? :p

cwin
05-28-2012, 7:01 PM
I think it looks great. As long as you're happy with it...it's all that matters.

den888
05-28-2012, 8:09 PM
Nice HP!

jcaoloveshine
05-28-2012, 8:25 PM
I agree, VZ's usually dont look good to me. However, the set on this hipower look good. they look almost "woody" to me.

You take back that blasphemy, you Obama-voting flagburning bleeding heart!

zfields
05-28-2012, 8:45 PM
You take back that blasphemy, you Obama-voting flagburning bleeding heart!

Excuse me?

Sent from my Incredible 2 using Tapatalk 2

Mr310
05-28-2012, 9:21 PM
You take back that blasphemy, you Obama-voting flagburning bleeding heart!

Excuse me?

Sent from my Incredible 2 using Tapatalk 2

**** just got real.

grim1U
05-28-2012, 9:48 PM
**** just got real.


LMAO right now.



To the OP, traditional Hi-Powers look great, but this is phuken awesome.:D.

jyo
05-28-2012, 10:07 PM
Everybody should have at LEAST one Hi Power!

Ranger20
05-30-2012, 10:20 PM
Very nice P35... One of the finest pistols ever made.. Yours looks exceptional...

loosewreck
05-31-2012, 1:31 AM
I like it, looks evil now. I'm not a fan of the Big Dots (I'm sure they make sense for your intended purpose), all the other enhancements I like.

jayfarley3
05-31-2012, 3:22 AM
Sweet pistol! not quite sure about the OD though.