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I've a T-series that dates to '68, and a FEG clone. Not sure I ever took any pics of the FEG, and what few pics I have of the T-series are from a few years ago and now archived on a portable hard drive stashed away in one of our safes. Might be easier to dig out the HiPo and take new photos...maybe.


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I only have two, a 1992 Portugal model that is a great shooter I have done a little work on. And a unfired mint condition 1967 T-series. Just a beautiful piece of gun making I wish I could take better pics.




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One day, I'd love to send it to Jodi Gritus. She's done some beautiful work with Hi Powers.


My 2nd one is with them now. They were recommended to me by Ted Yost.
 
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This is turning into quite a nice thread of pics, I'm really getting the itch for one now..........


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I have owned several but down to this one FN T series. German manual, box, and mags still wrapped in plastic.





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I have owned several but down to this one FN T series. German manual, box, and mags still wrapped in plastic.




Nice! everyone should own a BHP.



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I had always wanted a Hi-Power and finally bought a new Mk III around 2011 or so. One of the best pistols I shoot, so much so that I got an R.Grizzle IWB and carried it for a long time. When the flood of pistols from Israel showed up I bough an FN Mk III to use as a sort of ‘project’ gun. It was in pretty decent shape, had been refinished. I disassembled it, replaced all of the springs, removed the magazine safety, added a C&S “no bite” hammer, EGW hard sear, and a Browning factory ambi-safety. Also added a set of Navidrex wood grips. Someday I’ll send it out for a set of sights and maybe a nice re-blue; kind of like the park right now.

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I have a pair, both stocked with Hogue grips. The (two-tone) "Practical" is a 9mm and will give me 2.5 to 3" groups at 25 yds with most any quality ammunition, but has definite predilection for American Eagle 124 gr FMJ's. Hand loads do as well, even some cast SWC's.

The 2nd is a .40 S&W "Standard" with adj. sights and that marvelous bluing. It too is accurate, preferring my own reloads with 155-165 gr Montana Gold HP's or Missouri Bullet company 155 gr LSWC's. This is one of the most accurate .40's I've ever shot. Best regards, Rod.....BTW, Stephen Camp's forum on the 9mm is a font of good information on the venerable Hi Power... a must read if you're interested. The 2nd last pic is my OWB method of carry...home made...The last is the Practical in Bianchi Avenger, which rides a bit higher on the belt for CC use.









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Unless you're going to do some custom work, I would lean toward a MKIII too. Better factory sights and thumb safeties, firing pin safety, uber reliable, etc. I've owned my share of Hi Powers since the '60s, but only have three now. The MKIII is probably the last I'd want to part with...
Beautiful Hi Powers there MCS.


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I carried this as a duty weapon while a LEO for about ten years (1978-80), until my PD disallowed SAOs as an option. It's been upgraded in recent years with a set of Novak sights, but "back in the day" it was equipped with a standard adjustable rear made by FN.



A .40 S&W P35 I picked up about two years ago. The most accurate pistol in that caliber that I own. I don't know the name of the gunsmith (local) that did the work, but he did a great job.



I'll probably keep this vintage ring-hammer as a safe queen, but I just couldn't resist buying it after leaving the "People's Republic of Californistan" for the freedom of Arizona!



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Got some nice BHPs with some nice grips in this thread.



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My first was a Belgian FN P35 that I recovered from a NVA officer in Vietnam, registered as a war trophy and brought home with me. It was stolen from my home about 1980 and has never been recovered.

Next one was a T-series Browning Hi Power purchased slightly used for $170. I carried it for several years while working in plain clothes assignments and while off-duty. Shows the effects of daily handling and holster wear, but still as solid and reliable as ever.

About 1995 I picked up a Mark III in used condition with 4 factory magazines for $225. I much prefer the high profile sights of the Mark III compared to the tiny little sights of the earlier pistols. The Mark III is very accurate and has a good trigger pull, even though the mag safety remains intact. Feeds any ammo I have ever tried, including handloads with .357" SWC. The applied black finish took some getting used to, but it has proven to be very durable in use.

In my military collection I have a Canadian Inglis of WW2 vintage, purchased in the early 1990's for about $200 when a bunch came on the US market. Solid and reliable, but ugly as a mud fence.

Had the opportunity to handle and shoot an Israeli Kareen about 20 years ago. Another "cosmetically challenged" pistol, but very reliable and accurate. No magazine safety feature on that one. I wouldn't mind owning one.

Took a FEG clone on a trade deal about 20 years ago. Pretty good fit and finish work, appeared to be an accurate copy of the P35. Never fired it, so no opinions as to reliability or accuracy. That one was traded onward for something I wanted.

All good pistols! The Hi Power is one of my "must have" handguns.


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Does anyone remember the name of IIRC, the Turkish company making a decent HP for a decent price?
 
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NOT in any way an endorsement, but TİSAŞ Regent BR9 is the name UR looking for...
 
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Gents,

For more Hi-Power pics and info look up Steven Camp's old web site "Hi-Powers and Handguns". Everything you wanted to know about Hi-Powers.

Wes
 
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Gents,

For more Hi-Power pics and info look up Steven Camp's old web site "Hi-Powers and Handguns". Everything you wanted to know about Hi-Powers.

Wes

Indeed, it is a fantastic resource. I highly encourage anyone interested in the Hi Power to buy his book: The Shooter's Guide to the Browning Hi Power - REVISED EDITION
It's only $30 and since he passed away, further purchases can help his family.


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Gents,

For more Hi-Power pics and info look up Steven Camp's old web site "Hi-Powers and Handguns". Everything you wanted to know about Hi-Powers.

Wes

Indeed, it is a fantastic resource. I highly encourage anyone interested in the Hi Power to buy his book:
The Shooter's Guide to the Browning Hi Power - REVISED EDITION
It's only $30 and since he passed away, further purchases can help his family.


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Gents,

For more Hi-Power pics and info look up Steven Camp's old web site "Hi-Powers and Handguns". Everything you wanted to know about Hi-Powers.

Wes

Indeed, it is a fantastic resource. I highly encourage anyone interested in the Hi Power to buy his book:
The Shooter's Guide to the Browning Hi Power - REVISED EDITION

It's only $30 and since he passed away, further purchases can help his family.


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Originally posted by Weshowe:
Gents,

For more Hi-Power pics and info look up Steven Camp's old web site "Hi-Powers and Handguns". Everything you wanted to know about Hi-Powers.

Wes

Indeed, it is a fantastic resource. I highly encourage anyone interested in the Hi Power to buy his book:
The Shooter's Guide to the Browning Hi Power - REVISED EDITION

It's only $30 and since he passed away, further purchases can help his family.


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