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Old 12-17-2010, 10:03 PM
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OK guys all these pics are making me jealous... if you were looking to pick up a hi-power, where would you start looking? A basic model, functional, doesn't have to be pretty, not too pricey.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:16 AM
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Might be tough to pick up locally, the one pictured below was purchased off gunbroker.

I'd suggest you try the Private Firearms Sales forum.

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Old 02-03-2011, 12:07 AM
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My FNH 40 S&W


And my Belgium made Nazi FN P-35
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I love Browning Hi-Powers! especially after playing Resident Evil 2 back in '98
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Default Modified Practical

OK, I don't post here often. Spend most of my spare time over at TBF -- been hooked on Berettas the past few years. BUT, the second pistol I bought after Bill Clinton renewed my interest in shooting back in 1994 was this H-P Practical.

It went to Novak's last year for a modest upgrade: trigger job (but I kept the mag safety -- after all, I do live in CA), crowned barrel, Novak's strong-side thumb safety, Cylinder & Slide wide trigger with FN hammer and all the small parts done in matte blue. Oh, and some night sights from Trijicon.

I've thought about selling this pistol numerous times over the last 16 years but have never been able to do it. The number one reason is that from the first shot in 1994 to now it has NEVER had a single failure of any kind. That and it feels great in my hand. Here's a pic I took after it came back from Novak's.



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Old 02-10-2011, 9:24 PM
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MarkA,

Nice looking HP Practical you have there. I've been thinking of customizing one of my HP's, and the Practical or a Mk. III that I have come to mind. May I ask what you paid Novak's for the work?
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I would buy one but not for $900+
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Old 03-18-2011, 9:35 AM
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i have a browning .40 hi power mark III is it just me or is it really hard to pull the slide back sometimes it even feels like its stuck.
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Heres my Bornwing HP. Bought it in 1980. Nickel plated with gold trigger. Came with wood grips with a "B" on them, changed them for crimson trace grips.

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i have a browning .40 hi power mark III is it just me or is it really hard to pull the slide back sometimes it even feels like its stuck.
.40 cal HP's have one more locking lug than the 9mm's and the recoil spring is heavier. Apply plenty of lube in the locking lugs and shoot it more! It will loosen up a bit so you can pull that slide back with less effort.

Here's a pic of my 215 prefix (military or police contract) HP.

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Very nice Hi-Power pics, I still remember my grandfathers Hi-Power maybe one day soon ill pick one up.
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will never miss a chance to post my nazi hi power





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Kinda rough looking and I personally dislike anything with Nazi markings---still P35s are nice guns.
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will never miss a chance to post my nazi hi power





I like alot......shows use and has history....will have.one.soon hopefully.....
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'68 T Series



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Mark 1 from the '70's 1st mod was Pachmayr grips & then modified with C&S trigger and hammer in the 00's.
My favorite gun and will never part with.



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they get under your skin,,,oh how they do get to you
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OK guys all these pics are making me jealous... if you were looking to pick up a hi-power, where would you start looking? A basic model, functional, doesn't have to be pretty, not too pricey.
Check out Krausewerk in San Mateo from time to time. Mike usually has one or two. I picked up this one last year for under 1G.





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Charles Daly HP35 refinished by Mac's Shootin' Irons in TG1 Black & Satin Nickel --1911ShooterPhil
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Lightbulb Browning Hi-Power Mk. II

The Mk. II was produced only between 1982-1987-ish.

Notice the grey parkerized finish: (The grips are not original, which are supposed to be the black plastic ones with the thumbrests)



The rib on the slide between the front and rear sights is unique to the Mk. II:



The hole in slide below the barrel was designed to help drain the Mk. II of water in case it was immersed during combat:

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wow... love those High Powers... wish I had one, still trying to get the one of my cousin...

I was in Australia in 09 for Talsiman Saber... saw this Aussie SAS carrying one he let me see and man it was OLD..I was like damn wanna trade a MRE for it...
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wow... love those High Powers... wish I had one, still trying to get the one of my cousin...

I was in Australia in 09 for Talsiman Saber... saw this Aussie SAS carrying one he let me see and man it was OLD..I was like damn wanna trade a MRE for it...
Can't get anything for MRE's these days!
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wow... love those High Powers... wish I had one, still trying to get the one of my cousin...

I was in Australia in 09 for Talsiman Saber... saw this Aussie SAS carrying one he let me see and man it was OLD..I was like damn wanna trade a MRE for it...
Aussies are one of the many services that still issue the Hi Power as their standard side arm. If you want to see lots of Hi Powers on the little screen lookup "Sea Patrol" on YouTube.com or Hulu.com. It is a popular Australian TV show about their navy. Kind of like JAG was for us back in the day. Every time a boarding party is sent to check out a ship or head to shore they whip out the Hi Powers.


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My Hi Powers:

9mm Standard




9mm Mark III


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Here's my 1980 Hi-Power, polished blue, adj. sights.


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Not mine, but mine is just like this one.

FM Hi-Power. (it is funny how everyone asks "FM?" "Not, FN?")

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I would buy one but not for $900+
If you wanted to pick up a used one as a project gun FN High Power beaters on Gunbroker start around $375 and ones in decent shape start around $450. They'll be the early version with built in sights. But they look like a lot of fun to fix up.

The Hi-Power is on my wish list, but sadly my next two handguns are going to have to be something compact for Summer CCW. I already have two full size firearms, and need something to fill a different roll. Eventually a High Power will make it into the collection.

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some great pictures and guns here.
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1935 Pre-Nazi (before they took over the factory) with matching serialized holster.
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beetle, very impressive example but to me it looks as if it might be post-war 1952-1954 era police issue. I used to have one a few years ago and regret selling it. Perhaps I'm wrong, but to verify FN had date codes which look like "numbers in a box" stamped on various components and parts.
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Fwiw,here was mine and some info from a BBoGV...



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thanks for the info Falcon! Yes mine looks a lot like yours, the serial number is in the 44XXX range. goes to show that even the big/well established auction houses can get it wrong.

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Yeah, I thought that was the one...still very nice example!!!
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I almost bought a used FEG HP clone; glad I did not though! These guns are cool though! Someday, I might pick one up.
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Here's one T-Series I just picked-up...


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Nothing fancy But my favorite 9mm of all time..

My P35 MKIII

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