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Old 04-08-2008, 9:58 AM
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Red face 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.



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



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





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
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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...
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An FN warmed over by Don Williams


A couple of WWII Inglis HP's


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misleading - this isn't a thread on sex machine toys?
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They can come pretty cheap nowadays too.
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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
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those are some nice examples - heres my cheepie $200 FEG clone



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Heres mine.

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Those Cocobolo grips are nice....
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1971 Original C-series, mint in original pouch.

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Ive always liked the highpowers
maybe thats what I will look for next
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My Yost custom:



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

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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.
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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.
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Thumbs up 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)



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



1992 HP Practical



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

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My 1981 BHP
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Added a clean MkII to my trio a while ago.


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

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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...

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Ok. Here's some pics:









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

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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...
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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...

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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.
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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.
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