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jimbo1747 04-08-2008 9:58 AM

Hi-Power Pics
 
Ok, there are some really nice Hi-Powers in the handgun porn thread, but I think John Browning's last design deserves it own thread. So lets see some of those Hi-Powers and Hi-Power clones!

I'll start. Here is my regular blued BHP that I bought about 15 years ago and my BHP Practical that I got about 3 years ago. Both are pretty much stock except for the Cocobolo grips I got from CDNN.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...s/BHP-Both.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k.../BHP-Both2.jpg

RECCE556 04-18-2008 6:35 AM

Here's my 27 year old BHP (1981). This one is blued and is in extra mint condition.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a.../BHP_PZ-01.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a.../BHP_PZ-02.jpg

cackinthebox 05-02-2008 7:27 AM

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/2...2886cb5on8.jpg

gunsnrovers 05-02-2008 7:33 AM

An FN warmed over by Don Williams
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...er/LD_HP_1.jpg

A couple of WWII Inglis HP's
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...r/inglis_4.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...T_Inglis_2.jpg

DrunkSkunk 05-02-2008 7:36 AM

misleading - this isn't a thread on sex machine toys?

N_S 05-22-2008 7:04 PM

They can come pretty cheap nowadays too.

ivanimal 05-22-2008 7:13 PM

Heres mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...tpt92003-1.jpg

GuyW 05-23-2008 1:30 PM

Those Cocobolo grips are nice....

hamster 06-07-2008 11:25 PM

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/IMG_0360.jpg

Pryde 06-24-2008 8:21 PM

1971 Original C-series, mint in original pouch.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ess/bhp001.jpg

Guntech 07-28-2008 8:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N_S (Post 1230398)
They can come pretty cheap nowadays too.

What can? Sex machine toys?' NVM lol


Going to have to post a pic of my Hi-Power its unique since I didn't see one from the same year or with the same sites

hd0642 08-01-2008 1:38 PM

those are some nice examples - heres my cheepie $200 FEG clone

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/HPIM0024.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/HPIM0025.jpg

sorensen440 08-01-2008 1:39 PM

Ive always liked the highpowers
maybe thats what I will look for next

D1911 08-01-2008 3:18 PM

My Yost custom:

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...unstuff013.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...unstuff011.jpg

dfletcher 08-01-2008 3:22 PM

Really nice safety treatment on that Yost. Looks so much easier to use than even the extended factory. I bought a newer 40 cal with black plastic grips, CDNN has some very nice aftermarket coco checkered for only $26.00. Bought them & it really improves the look.

GuyW 08-01-2008 3:46 PM

Maybe I'll dig out my shiny-blued OEM Belgian Browning HP to show here (altho it doesn't have those nice Cocobola grips, yet).

....the only visual difference is an empty hole in the trigger.... :)

Kruzr 08-01-2008 3:51 PM

My Practical. (It now has that hole in the trigger and a C&S hammer and sear.)

http://home.earthlink.net/~mbpo/site...ipower_red.jpg

darkest2000 09-16-2008 1:27 PM

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5...erbluedgu5.jpg
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1...rchromehy1.jpg

gwl 09-16-2008 5:49 PM

Nice Hi-Powers darkest2000.

I'll be able to add to the Hi-Power collection in a few days after I pick it up from the FFL.

kamagong 10-14-2008 1:37 PM

My .40
 
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3151/bhps004gj4.jpg

dasmi 10-14-2008 3:55 PM

Maybe I'm the only one, but I think the only way to photograph an HP or 1911, or any single action auto for that matter, is cocked and locked.

beemaze 06-25-2010 6:18 PM

T-Series and Practical
 
1965 T-Series HP (at some point the ring hammer was replaced with a spur hammer; I'm going to replace that spur with a ring hammer to keep it old school)

http://i50.tinypic.com/dqixjp.jpg

1966 T-Series HP (hard chromed by the original owner back in the 70's, I added the pimp grips for some bling bling)

http://i48.tinypic.com/2urmo91.jpg

1992 HP Practical

http://i41.tinypic.com/25pl7bm.jpg

I've got a bunch more, but haven't gotten around to taking pics. (I really need a light box too...)

Cheers!

WileyWilly 06-25-2010 10:29 PM

My 1981 BHP
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ly/bhp4jpg.jpg

mswanson223 06-25-2010 10:32 PM

damn now I want a Hi-Power!

den888 06-27-2010 2:13 PM

Very nice HP's !

Chach 07-04-2010 1:37 PM

http://images52.fotki.com/v1552/phot...2/photo-vi.jpg

gunsnrovers 07-04-2010 1:41 PM

Added a clean MkII to my trio a while ago.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...BHP_MKII_2.jpg

Updated family photo
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...collection.jpg

beemaze 07-04-2010 4:35 PM

GP Competition
 
The front end looks distorted because of the wide angle lens & macro setting, but it's not. A very straight shooter!

http://i46.tinypic.com/29pfbcn.jpg

gump45 08-13-2010 2:04 AM

I just bought a used Browning Hi-Power 9mm and picked it up last week. It is a 1971 basic stock model. I tried it at the range already and, 100 rounds in, still no hammer bite with the standard spur hammer. Very happy about that, but I do want to get a C&S No-Bite Chamfered Hammer. Not sure if I should get just the hammer, or the hammer set with sear and springs.

The stock trigger is good even with the magazine disconnect safety in place, so that will stay. No idea if the trigger has had any work done to it, but it's fine as-is. The left-hand safety will be replaced by a C&S Extended Ambi-Safety.

I plan to replace the grips. The stock grips are the standard checkered wood with the red interior, like in Chach's photo above (07-04-2010, 2:37 PM). Oddly, someone wrote their (last?) name and SSN on the inside left panel. Looks like magic-marker, but I wonder if I can sand that out somehow, or just destroy them to prevent anyone using that info. I want to replace the grips with a set of Pachmayr Signature (wrap-around w/ backstrap) grips [like in the pic from beemaze, above], and maybe a set of thin wood checkered grips like in gunsnrovers pics above.

Also, as much as I like this older pistol, I want to get a set of Novak Lo-Mount Tritium night sights for it. Is there a staked-in front post Tritium sight option? I haven't seen any in my research yet.

I don't know how much collector value this pistol might have, if any, but having the slide modified for Novak sights is really making me think...

gump45 08-13-2010 5:51 PM

Ok. Here's some pics:

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...ust2010067.jpg

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...ust2010073.jpg

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...ust2010072.jpg

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...ust2010068.jpg

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...ust2010070.jpg

beemaze 08-14-2010 11:21 AM

Personally, I'd keep your C-series HP stock as it is in great condition! Buy a newer model & modify it to your heart's content. As for the stock grips with the red backing, they too have collector value. See if you can wipe off the name/SS# with a mild solvent. I have a spare pair of rubber Pachmayr's for sale (haven't bumped the thread for a while).

stormvet 08-14-2010 5:35 PM

I am bowing to all the awsome Hi-Powers. Here is my humble offering.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z...7-27-09009.jpg

C.W.M.V. 08-14-2010 8:41 PM

Oh how I hate you all. I so desperately need a high power. But I dont have a house to sell to be able to afford one.

stormvet 08-14-2010 9:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C.W.M.V. (Post 4784222)
Oh how I hate you all. I so desperately need a high power. But I dont have a house to sell to be able to afford one.

I saw what looked to be 2 very nice HP on Bud's used gun web page. They were reasonable priced and they do layaway.:)

gump45 08-16-2010 7:33 AM

Hi-Power grips...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beemaze (Post 4781883)
Personally, I'd keep your C-series HP stock as it is in great condition! Buy a newer model & modify it to your heart's content. As for the stock grips with the red backing, they too have collector value. See if you can wipe off the name/SS# with a mild solvent. I have a spare pair of rubber Pachmayr's for sale (haven't bumped the thread for a while).

Please reply with link to that set of Pachmayr's for sale. I may have seen it before, but I keep getting distracted by all the fun stuff to read in the forums... :)

beemaze 08-16-2010 9:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gump45 (Post 4790128)
Please reply with link to that set of Pachmayr's for sale. I may have seen it before, but I keep getting distracted by all the fun stuff to read in the forums... :)

Probably a violation of the rules, but what the heck...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=315574

Vanilla Gorilla 11-26-2010 6:08 PM

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...3/HPIM0979.jpg

titan 12-08-2010 6:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RECCE556 (Post 1147059)
Here's my 27 year old BHP (1981). This one is blued and is in extra mint condition.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a.../BHP_PZ-01.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a.../BHP_PZ-02.jpg



IMG, that's nice!! Want to sell her??? I still have 3 BHPs, but I sold my 1987 Belgium made polished blue HP in 1988. The HP was my first hand gun, my dad was an FFL at the time as said this is the last of the belgium made HPs you should buy it. Got it for $325.00 NIB @ cost. Sold it for a Stainless Steel S&W 5906 a year later because I though SS was cool :(

My dad sold it for me but told me I would regret it. It makes me sick everytime I think about it. I picked up another polished blue HP in 1998 but is was not the same as my first. So sad, but I could be happy again if Reese556 sold me his ;)

gump45 12-08-2010 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vanilla gorilla (Post 5357405)

Is that a custom safety lever, or stock aftermarket, on that Charles Daly HP?

RECCE556 12-12-2010 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titan (Post 5416453)
IMG, that's nice!! Want to sell her??? I still have 3 BHPs, but I sold my 1987 Belgium made polished blue HP in 1988. The HP was my first hand gun, my dad was an FFL at the time as said this is the last of the belgium made HPs you should buy it. Got it for $325.00 NIB @ cost. Sold it for a Stainless Steel S&W 5906 a year later because I though SS was cool :(

My dad sold it for me but told me I would regret it. It makes me sick everytime I think about it. I picked up another polished blue HP in 1998 but is was not the same as my first. So sad, but I could be happy again if Reese556 sold me his ;)

You traded a 1987 Belgium made polished blue HP for a S&W 5906?! You sir, no longer deserve a 1987 Belgium made polished blue HP! :)

Sorry, but selling that particular BHP would be akin to selling one of my kidneys... :D


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