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Old 11-27-2017, 2:01 AM
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Lol. Love this thread. The cz comments and especially the Glock comments, don't even get responded to.,

op. That there is where your answer lies

Definitely no disrespect for Glocks or CZs from me... I have some of each and love them all. But for sure I get your drift and Iím glad I got the BHP.
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Old 11-27-2017, 7:36 AM
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Itís like Nikki vs Paris or Ashlee vs Jessica. The younger sister is usually the best

Iíd weigh in on Kylie vs Kendall but I havenít tried them both yet.
Ashlee vs Jessica? You're kidding, right? That's a contest?
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Old 11-27-2017, 8:40 AM
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Ashlee vs Jessica? You're kidding, right? That's a contest?


Youíre right, there is no contest, Ashlee is way better.
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Old 11-27-2017, 9:31 AM
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Go hi power. I just picked up one of the last new ones in so-cal��. Didn't need it ,but wanted one of the last runs. It already has a home in my safe. One of my favorite pistols ever made is a hi power I picked up in 83
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Old 11-27-2017, 9:42 AM
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Youíre right, there is no contest, Ashlee is way better.
In that case, I guess I'll have to sell my Hi-Powers and buy a Glock ó which even Glock owners say has the ergonomics of a russet potato. And absolutely no napalm-like sexiness.
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Old 11-27-2017, 9:43 AM
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Go hi power. I just picked up one of the last new ones in so-cal��. Didn't need it ,but wanted one of the last runs. It already has a home in my safe. One of my favorite pistols ever made is a hi power I picked up in 83
Where did you buy it, Worm? Just curious.
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Old 11-27-2017, 9:58 AM
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Riflegear in oc. I think they're sold out though
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:14 AM
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Riflegear in oc. I think they're sold out though
Same here, Worm. I got one there when they had seven left in inventory. Blue finish and adjustable rear sight.

Great Hi-Power minds think alike, I guess.
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Old 11-27-2017, 5:50 PM
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I picked up 2 new ones from River City Exchange.

They should have some more.

Buy them now before the CA market drives price up.
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Old 11-27-2017, 6:17 PM
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I picked up 2 new ones from River City Exchange.

They should have some more.

Buy them now before the CA market drives price up.
Ugh, I knew I shouldnt have bought a surplus BHP because now I want another one with a nice blue finish. Dang it.
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Old 11-27-2017, 6:41 PM
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I know how you feel, lightcav. I have more Hi-Powers than I can shoot, and I want to get another.

You should get a new one to go with what you have. If you don't, you will regret it when they are gone.

I'm still kicking myself for not buying Colt 1911s when they were on the roster . . .
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Old 11-27-2017, 7:57 PM
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Inherited my dads BHP. He got it new and hardly shot it. At first I dudnt like it due to that trigger compared to 1911's.

Shot it some more. Got some 15rd mags and shot some more. Got some 30rd mags ...

I like it now and it's my summer carry piece.

Time to fix the trigger. Well, remove mag disconnect anyway.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:31 AM
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I love my hi power....


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Old 12-06-2017, 6:27 PM
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If anyone has a surplus Hi Power with a gritty trigger, I highly recommend inspecting the sear and replacing it with a new EGW hard sear. I got one from Midway for around $30.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...wning-hi-power

It greatly improved the trigger, very crisp and clean now. It was also super easy to do myself. I had already removed the mag disconnect and didnt notice much of an improvement if any at all. The sear on mine was heavily worn and uneven, it was pretty nasty looking.
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Old 12-07-2017, 5:47 AM
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The BHP was my first handgun when I hit 21. Iíve bought a few since, still have a few. They are great guns, definitely one that everyone should have in their collection and one I wouldnít hesitate to use for HD/SD.


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Old 12-07-2017, 11:05 AM
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I got lucky with one of the hi power Israeli trade in,
Is a mark III built 1992, forge frame, no firing pin block and the star of David
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:18 AM
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I got lucky with one of the hi power Israeli trade in,
Is a mark III built 1992, forge frame, no firing pin block and the star of David
pic?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:28 AM
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I've always liked the Hi Power and have owned about five over the years. I always end up selling them though because once I get serious about shooting them on a regular basis I always want to send them out for custom work. I just do not not want to be tied up in a handgun for $2000.+ in custom work plus purchase price of the gun.

One day maybe, but havng had "custom" handguns in the past it is not that big of a deal to me.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:55 AM
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I got lucky with one of the hi power Israeli trade in,
Is a mark III built 1992, forge frame, no firing pin block and the star of David
The items you list that aren't on your gun, and the inclusion of a forged frame are what separate a Mk II from a Mk III. Clones follow their own rules, and your gun is Mk II design. Does it have a drain hole below the muzzle?
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:20 PM
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No drain hole. From the research I've done, they were ordered without a firing pin block, the build date is 1992, it also has removable sights,
It's a FN hi power not a clone
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Old 12-07-2017, 1:32 PM
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The items you list that aren't on your gun, and the inclusion of a forged frame are what separate a Mk II from a Mk III. Clones follow their own rules, and your gun is Mk II design. Does it have a drain hole below the muzzle?
I dont think the surplus ones are as straight forward when it comes to MKII vs MKIII. Im guessing they were made to the buyers specs with features and parts that were in usage during manufacture. Also they may have been rebuilt with other parts from various types.

My surplus FN made hi power is a mkIII or at least the slide is. No drainage hole and it has the dovetailed sights. But it does not have an ambi safety lever. So I dont know if the safety was switched at some time or if it never had one to begin with.
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Old 12-07-2017, 3:31 PM
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No drain hole. From the research I've done, they were ordered without a firing pin block, the build date is 1992, it also has removable sights,
It's a FN hi power not a clone
My conditional about clones wasn't to indicate yours is, just that the rules of thumb don't apply to non-FN guns.

The thing to remember is that FN contract serial numbers are non-related to the civilian guns. There can be overlap and you need to check with FN and not Browning for the age of the gun. Again, not saying you didn't and that it wasn't made after '88, but the features you list are all Mk II design elements, so how would it be correct to call it a Mk III? Probably more accurate to call it an Israeli Contract FN HP, as they clearly ordered them in a non-standard configuration based on the year of production.
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Old 12-07-2017, 3:59 PM
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The thing to remember is that FN contract serial numbers are non-related to the civilian guns. There can be overlap and you need to check with FN and not Browning for the age of the gun.
I'm pretty confident my surplus contract FN hipower uses the same serial numbering system as commercial Brownings. It starts off "245NZ", its just too much of a coincidence for me to believe that it isnt going off the same system as Browning commercial guns.

http://www.browning.com/support/date...er-pistol.html

1976-1997

In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.

1. Hi Power Type
2W5=40 S&W
245=9mm

2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=03.

Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.*

Serial
Number Example:

245RT01001

This would be a 9mm Hi Power pistol, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.
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Old 12-07-2017, 4:24 PM
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It's possible that some guns do have a global S/N and some do not:

"4. Serial numbers and contract numbers: FN maintained serial numbers for commercial pistols, military and LE guns were typically made on order. If a customer requested it, guns were marked with contract numbers (example 1-500) instead of the standard serial number. Consequently, a low number does not necessarily indicate an early production pistol, it can be part of a contract run."

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...ng-high-power/
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245NY#$^&@
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Old 12-07-2017, 7:52 PM
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245NY#$^&@
NY is 1992. Mine is NZ 1991 and looks like yours except different grips and no star of David. Mine also doesnt have the firing pin safety. I'd say yours is a MKIII.
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Old 12-08-2017, 5:35 PM
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Don't know why there's such a following on the Browning High Power but I shot a BHP T-Series which is suppose to be the most desirable and it was just ok. Didn't really impress me as nothing really special stood out. I prefer shooting my CZ/Tanfoglios and Sig X5's more.
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Don't know why there's such a following on the Browning High Power but I shot a BHP T-Series which is suppose to be the most desirable and it was just ok. Didn't really impress me as nothing really special stood out. I prefer shooting my CZ/Tanfoglios and Sig X5's more.
Haha! I love my used surplus BHP, maybe because I just got it but so far I prefer it way more than my CZ. I got Hi Power religion, I'm a true believer now. Definitely worth the money, it seems to point way more naturally than a CZ. And its very slim for a fullsize 9mm.
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