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Old 12-30-2009, 9:59 PM
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Default Another "9" in the pile

I ran across a nickle plated Browning Mk III in a local gun store. The nickle was far from pristine condition, but the internals looked great and the barrel was bright and shiny. I figured for the money it was hard to go wrong since they seem to be going for $900+ new everywhere I've looked lately. My wife got a M&P .40S&W compact in the same place. I figured I got the better deal.





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Old 12-30-2009, 10:17 PM
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so how much was it........?
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Is it just me or is that an excessive amount of oil?
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Old 12-31-2009, 1:44 AM
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so how much was it........?
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Old 12-31-2009, 6:03 AM
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Is it just me or is that an excessive amount of oil?
Oh yeah, it's way over oiled. I do that to used or C&R guns when I first get them to loosen up the crud when I shoot them.

It was $350.
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Nice find! Even nicer price congrats! Let us know how she shoots.
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Old 12-31-2009, 7:37 AM
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Already shot it, ran 100%. Looks like it is a 1973 model according to the serial number. The rear sight was a little off, fixed it. I'm happy with it, been looking for another Hi-Power for a long time.
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Old 12-31-2009, 7:51 AM
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Nice score.
Congrats.
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Great price and great pistol, I love Browning HP's. BTW it doesn't look like a Mark III to me, and can't be if it was made in 1973. It would be a Mark I.
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It was made in 1973, so it is a Mark I, I stand corrected.
What is the difference?
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Dang nice score there.
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Wow, great deal, here it would be 800+ Use it with pride
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That's a mighty nice find you have. I love the BHPs.
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Thanks for all the kudos. Okay so it is a Mark I for certain, no firing pin block in the slide, no ambi safety, made in 1973. Now I am even more stoked and feel like I really scored.

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