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I have been looking at a FN model 88 H/P for like 799 , with box looks new ,but its a older gun . I might jump on it .
 
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I am 6'3 and have large hands. I had a BHP Mark III forged frame 9mm which I sold after I bought a CZ 75B SA as I find it superior to the Hipower for me (better ergonomics, better trigger, better feel, etc.) and the hipower trigger reach is way too short for me, I find the grip to be boxy, and the triggers aren't great on them either. For a range toy I'd much rather have a 1911 government 9mm over a BHP I still have a FN labeled .40 Caliber BHP I bought new, it is my only .40 and I really like shooting that one and kept it when I sold the 9mm. For someone with smaller hands, I can see a worked over (mainly the trigger) BHP, a great gun. However, I always wanted one in stainless which they never produced.


I've had five Hi-Powers over the years. I've sold all of them off but this one. Not stainless but factory hard chrome (Browning calls it silver chrome). Factory stock except for the Spegel grips and a set of HP Practical sights. Didn't care for the gaudy adjustable sights. I think it's got about 300 rounds through it.

I wish I had the others still. At today's prices I could make a few dollars.


 
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I absolutely dig my new to me BHP from 1989. I added Novak night sights. It has a ring hammer, an amazing trigger job, and the mad disconnect long-since removed.
 
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My resolve cracked, I have back ordered a stainless.

We will see how long it takes to ship.

Replacing the pins and firing pin spring are well within my capabilities. This just might be a fun little project.


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I must say.. they both look tempting.

I would want to put hands on them first and check 'em over.




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A couple of years ago, the Yooper Gouger Mountain had a batch of BHPs that came in from overseas. They looked like crap and they wanted 400+ bucks for them. I did not even think about buying one.
I should have. I could have a nice custom BHP now.
Hindsight is great, isnt it?
Hope to see some SF range reports on the Turkish BHP before I jump.


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^^ If those were from Israel, they apparently had fourteen shades of snot beaten out of them before they ever reached our shores.
 
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They were Israeli. And they did not have magazines!


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Here's my 1973 Belgian Hi-Power Sport model. Internally the pistol is as new. Externally it suffers from some corrosion - possibly from improper storage in a 1970's era black leather Browning pouch. I rescued this one from an LGS for ~$100 more than an Israeli surplus.

 
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I must say.. they both look tempting.

I would want to put hands on them first and check 'em over.


Had an email with tracking info from Brownells. It seems my stainless will be delivered to my local FFL on Monday.

Today all of the pins, and firing pin springs, ordered from MGW came in the mail.

Looks like the project will start real soon. I will try to do a range report before and after the pins are upgraded.


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They were Israeli. And they did not have magazines!


Gouger in Novi had the same ones. I looked at the "best" one they had. I left it there.


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The genius of the weapon lies in the hands of the original maker. Any true innovation will come from them, or bear annother's name.


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The genius of the weapon lies in the hands of the original maker. Any true innovation will come from them, or bear annother's name.


Well, JMB gets a lot of credit from people for the invention of the BHP. Saive from FN really finished the design and changed it drastically from JMB's which was striker fired (the first striker fired pistol design) and in my opinion screwed it up by adding the magazine disconnect safety. Saive did invent the first double stack magazine and it was for the hipower.
 
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Saive did invent the first double stack magazine and it was for the hipower.


Um, actually the 1907 Savage used a double stacked 10-round magazine, albeit 32 ACP.
 
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Saive did invent the first double stack magazine and it was for the hipower.


Um, actually the 1907 Savage used a double stacked 10-round magazine, albeit 32 ACP.


1n 1903 James Paris Lee, as in N01, Mk1 Short Magazine Lee Enfield rifle invented the 10 rd, double column detachable box magazine.

Yeah-- it was for a rifle, not a pistol. However, the invention of the detachable box mag is just one of J.P. Lee's many contributions to firearms evolution.


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Saive did invent the first double stack magazine and it was for the hipower.


Um, actually the 1907 Savage used a double stacked 10-round magazine, albeit 32 ACP.



I guess you're right. The article I read mentioned that, perhaps they meant pistol magazine?
 
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Well, I took delivery of my Hi Power clone from Brownells the beginning of the week. It seems to be well made and nicely finished. I have not yet tried to measure the trigger pull, but it feels 6 lb or maybe 6.5 lb. I will replace the firing pin spring and many of the pins. I will also install an ambi safety and new grips as well.

Below are a few pics. Too bad FN/Browning did not make a stainless gun like this clone.








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Sharp edges. Lots of them. Have these people ever heard of a polishing wheel? Does this pistol come with a box of band-aids?

My advice? You want a High Power? Go to Gunbroker and start looking for the real thing. Browning began importing High Powers in late 1954. If you really want a High Power, you can find one on Gunbroker. it would be a different matter if BHPs were rare, but they most certainly are not.
 
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